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ECOWAS to sponsor eLearning Africa participation
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ECOWAS to sponsor eLearning Africa participation

One of the most significant challenges facing education in West Africa is the region’s young, dynamic and fast growing population: Almost 70 percent of the estimated 230 million people in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are under the age of 35. The region is also saddled with a large proportion of disadvantaged or marginalised people in remote and/or deprived communities, including […]

‘Aide et Action’ backs African participation at eLearning Africa 2011
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‘Aide et Action’ backs African participation at eLearning Africa 2011

The Aide et Action association helps groups, organisations and governments around the world to provide access to quality education for all. The programmes are adapted to the needs of each country in which the association is active. The association is at work in 24 countries around the world. In Africa in 2010, more than 30 projects in 12 countries were implemented. This year, Aide […]

How eLearning Africa helped a school in the Copperbelt
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How eLearning Africa helped a school in the Copperbelt

Thanks to a meeting between a Franciscan missionary sister and two British educationalists at the eLearning Africa conference, a Zambian school has opened its first home economics classroom. At a 2010 Lusaka conference workshop, Sister Clara Mukuka Mulenga discussed problems at St Theresa’s Basic School in Luanshya with David Lumsdon of the Oxfordshire IT firm RM Education and his friend Ian Painter. She was […]

View from Mt. Meru in Tanzania, picture taken by Ragnvald Larsen
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Antelope Safaris to sponsor EAST Challenge

This year, the members of the Mt. Meru EAST Challenge team will be lucky enough to benefit from the services of one of Tanzania’s premier tour operators. Antelope Safaris, has pledged to sponsor the Mt. Meru EAST Challenge – a charity climb in which some truly dedicated people will climb Tanzania’s second highest mountain to raise money for the eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust (EAST).

Inside the studio during a farming programm at Radio Boma-Hai, Arusha, Tanzania c Farm Radio International
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eLearning for the airwaves – skills for agricultural broadcasting

  Small-scale farmers account for the majority of the working population in many sub-Saharan countries. In order to increase productivity and improve their lives, these farmers need practical information about low-cost farming methods.  The sector also urgently needs more young people, with many turning their backs on this type of work.

NATO training chief at eLearning Africa
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NATO training chief at eLearning Africa

Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, who is responsible for Joint Force Training at NATO, will be a keynote speaker at eLA 2011. NATO is the world’s biggest military alliance, and its member states spend billions of dollars every year on training, as well as on research and development in the fields of information technology and education. Lt Gen Viereck, who was once nicknamed “the laptop […]

Is the OER movement flawed? Join the debate!
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Is the OER movement flawed? Join the debate!

Open Educational Resources (OER) are a very popular issue at eLearning Africa. However, do they really play such a positive role in higher education and at other educational institutions across Africa? The eLearning Africa 2011 Debate, traditionally a very lively, parliamentary-style discussion, will address the following motion: “This house believes that the OER movement is fundamentally flawed because it is based on the false […]

Professor Sugata Mitra to deliver keynote speech at  eLearning Africa 2011
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Professor Sugata Mitra to deliver keynote speech at eLearning Africa 2011

Sugata Mitra is currently Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Considered a pioneer in his field, Professor Mitra is best known for his “Hole In The Wall” experiment, whereby he studied the potential of minimally invasive education by placing an Internet-enabled PC in the wall of an Indian slum, leaving it there for anyone to use. In this interview, Professor Mitra helps us […]

eLearning Africa is taking to the hills!
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eLearning Africa is taking to the hills!

In May this year, just before the eLearning Africa conference, a diverse group of eLearning professionals from across the globe will join their African colleagues to climb Mount Meru, in Tanzania, as part of the EAST Challenge. The aim of the challenge is to raise scholarship funding for low-income African teachers and education professionals to attend the eLearning Africa conference in Dar es Salaam […]

ICT to help Tanzania grow – a country profile
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ICT to help Tanzania grow – a country profile

Tanzania recognises the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as a key accelerator to development. It has made tremendous progress liberalising this sector. Cyber cafés are mushrooming in Tanzanian cities and the Tanzanian government has set itself the ambitious goal to make the East African nation a hub for ICT infrastructure. With the recent landing of two international submarine fibreoptic cables, EASSy and Seacom, […]