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Good tidings for Africa’s eLearning aficionados
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Good tidings for Africa’s eLearning aficionados

The good news is that the Call for Papers for eLearning Africa 2012 closes on Friday, January 9th, 2012, so there is still time to submit an application to present a paper, host a workshop, give a demonstration or showcase products and services at the accompanying exhibition. The conference will take place from 23rd to 25th May, 2012 in Cotonou, Benin, a country making […]

Cotonou calling
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Cotonou calling

The 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training will be held in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd – May 25th, 2012, and the call for papers is now open. A conference and exhibition covering every facet of Information and Communication Technology for education and training, eLearning Africa is an annual event not to be missed, an event that has long attracted […]

Cotonou sits on the Bight of Benin
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Benin: country profile

To date, eLearning Africa has been held in Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Accra, Dakar, Lusaka and Dar es Salaam. United by the common goal of sharing knowledge about how best to integrate ICTs into education and training activities in Africa, the host countries have each offered a unique backdrop to the event on account of their social, cultural, and economic distinctions – distinctions which define […]

A reflective evalutation of eLA 2011
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A reflective evalutation of eLA 2011

Time has flown by since May 2011 when we gathered in Dar es Salaam for the 6th eLearning Africa conference. Now that the dust has settled, we have the chance to look back and reflect on how the conference unfolded. An evaluation of the conference entails examining the feedback provided by the conference participants and reflecting on what we have learnt, what was most […]

Our media library update
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Our media library update

No conference on ICTs would be complete without comprehensive online documentation of the planning, process and outcome. Our roving reporters captured the essence of eLA 2011 – starting with the welcoming ceremony, the plenary sessions and ever-lively debates – and also covering the overall spirit of the entire conference and exhibition. Highlights of all these are now available for viewing on the eLearning Africa […]

Primary school children testing a literacy programme at eLearning Africa
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BBC World Service covers eLearning Africa

The BBC World Service covered this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in several of its programmes in both English and Swahili. The following report by Tulanana Bohela was broadcast as part of the prime time programme “Network Africa” in English on Friday 27 May 2011.

eLA Debate: Does the OER movement really hold the key to improving learning?
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eLA Debate: Does the OER movement really hold the key to improving learning?

The eLearning Africa Debate 2011 – it certainly was not the typical end to a conference! The debate reflected the nature of the eLearning Africa community: a passionate, informed discussion from a community that is diverse in perspective but united in its commitment to use technology to improve education. This year, the eLA Debate wrestled with the issue of the Open Educational Resources movement […]

Dr Harold Elletson of the United Kingdom and the view to the Kilimanjaro.
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eLearning Africa mountaineers raise scholarship funding

    The EAST Challenge took place shortly before the eLearning Africa conference this year. Dr Harold Elletson of the United Kingdom and Fatou Ndiaye of Senegal spearheaded the trek up Mount Meru in Tanzania, Africa’s fourth highest mountain, as part of an effort to raise money from friends, family and eLA supporters for scholarships for low-income African educators to attend eLearning Africa. eLearning Africa would […]

Jenerali Ulimwengu
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‘Jenerali on Thursday’ – political commentator and ex-TV host at eLearning Africa

  One of the liveliest speakers in the plenary session at this year’s eLearning Africa is likely to be Mr Jenerali Ulimwengu. Well known in Tanzania and throughout East Africa as the host of a popular television talk show ‘Jenerali on Monday,’ Mr Ulimwengu is also a media mogul and the Chairman of Raia Mwema, a political newspaper.

Wazup? How digital technologies are transforming the lives of young Africans
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Wazup? How digital technologies are transforming the lives of young Africans

How do young Africans use social networks, chat forums and mobile phones? eLearning Africa 2011 will bring together a group of young African people, including twenty Tanzanians, to discuss the impact of ICTs on their lives. The session will be run entirely by young African people, while the ‘clueless’ older generation – those over 24 – will have observer status.