eLearning Africa’s Rob Vember meets Prof. Mogobe Ramose, one of Africa’s most distinguished philosopher, who specialises primarily in ethics, African philosophy and the philosophy of Law. Here he explains the western diseases of “pecunia-mania” and “job-o-mania” and how they could be cured by African ideas.
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Training and Communications specialist, Momo Bertrand, who works for the International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin, Italy, will be speaking in the Plenary Session at eLearning Africa on 13 May. Here he tells eLA’s Rob Vember how he fell in love with innovative education and storytelling…
Free online learning platform Alison.com is sponsoring this year’s eLearning Africa Conference. Founder Mike Feerick shares his vision for the company which has over 23 million learners, 4 million graduates and more than 4,000 courses and is having a positive impact on millions of lives across Africa. MOOCs are having a moment, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Massive Open Online Course platforms, like Alison.com, […]
To ensure learning continuity during COVID-19 and enable teachers to effectively adjust to the emerging circumstances, education systems in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)’s partner countries in Africa provided teachers with training and support. The presence of the teachers within communities made them easily accessible and suitable as frontline responders. Thus, teachers were among the earliest to reach communities through outreach initiatives that […]
The African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) is a networked African Higher Education response to forced displacement on the continent offering university diplomas with a strong employability focus to refugees and internally displaced persons across Africa. Integrative SEL is one of two cross-cutting elective courses that address the specific needs of displaced diploma students enrolled in AHEEN member universities. Their proposed framework integrates […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]