Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola will be joining us at eLearning Africa to speak about how the digital divide in Africa has garnered considerable attention in recent years, with significant attempts being made to close it, especially in the educational sector. An increase in Edtech start-ups across the continent have been witnessed, as well as an increase in digital skills training for teachers across the board. However, this has exposed another gap in African teachers’ skill sets: the Digital Pedagogical Skill gap.
Conference sneak preview
Interview with Keynote Speaker Mark West
Mark West works in UNESCO’s Education Sector, where he examines how technology can improve the quality, equity, and accessibility of learning. He currently leads work to operationalize the Rewired Global Declaration on Connectivity for Education. He is also authoring a UNESCO publication called ‘An Ed-Tech Tragedy’ about lessons learned following the global shift from school-based education to technology-based education during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]
The Mastercard Foundation and its Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT @ elearning Africa 2022
The Mastercard Foundation and its Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT will be playing an active role at this year’s eLearning Africa conference. Apart from an exclusive high level ministerial forum on resilient education systems, it will also be conducting two highly relevant and interactive sessions. One will be on strengthening capacities at African universities for quality and equity higher education […]
What does digital skills mean for Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency?
On the occasion of the eLearning Africa Conference 2022, a panel of members from Enabel, the Belgian development agency, will during various sessions, in line with the conference’s topic, address digital challenges on development, education and training. Before getting the chance to meet some experts of the delegation at the conference, take a sneak peak on their vision and activities related to digital for […]
Interview with keynote speaker Dr. Njeri Mwagiru
Njeri Mwagiru is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School in South Africa. Dr. Mwagiru’s work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations, and states in Africa to navigate complexity and uncertainty, and to realise long-term goals and visions for the continent. She will be a keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa Conference in Kigali, […]
Interview with keynote speaker Jaime Casap
Jaime Casap was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, he launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12, brought Chromebooks into education, and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework – a holistic approach to education transformation. In his keynote this May in Kigali, Casap will speak about his current work focused on learning, […]
Skills Development Initiatives and Best Practices to Be Featured at eLearning Africa 2022
A 2019 document by the Pathways for Prosperity Commission (Oxford, UK) entitled “The Digital Roadmap: how developing countries can get ahead” points out in rather startling terms the enormous dimension of Africa’s rapidly growing workforce dilemma.” Africa’s 54 countries are well aware of this dire assessment, and the African Development Bank Group takes the population-growth projection beyond 2030: “Current estimates are that the number […]
eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan
By Harold Elletson
eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training. This year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 27 October and focused on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great success,” they say. “eLearning Africa is a content driven conference […]
Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform
By Volker Lichtenhäler
Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy.
At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, […]
Equal Opportunities and Quality Education in the Digital Age
Learnings from Development Cooperation
As we find ourselves amidst the digital revolution, ICT increasingly transcend all dimensions of our lives. With more than half of the world’s population online, digital technologies profoundly transform the way we work and open immense opportunities to the way we learn. However, despite the broad possibilities that continue to emerge, many still fall short of benefitting from these developments, […]