The Department of Computer Science at the University of Botswana has recently won a highly regarded Microsoft Research award. The award was announced by Microsoft to encourage researchers from around the world to pursue research in technology to improve health, education, and socio-economic conditions. The project, Integrated Healthcare Information Service through Mobile Technology in Botswana (IHISM), will investigate wireless and mobile technologies that enable […]
Educational content is an issue with which many African countries still struggle, so Intel’s approach to preparing Ghanaian science students for the digital age seems quite promising. The objective of www.skoool.com.gh is to provide a rich and integrated platform for science and math education. Topics generally seen at as being very “dry” are delivered in a rather playful manner. An interactive football match, for […]
By Edris Kisambira, Uganda The Department of Distance Learning at Makerere University has deployed an amazing mobile-telephone-based application to aid research supervision by students who learn and study long distance.
By Reuben Kyama, Nairobi The integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into education systems has captured the imagination of many teachers in Africa. The concept helps students to study through new emerging techniques of learning rather than with the traditional classroom methods. It involves learning through electronic devices and applications, like computer materials, over a local area network or on the Internet – […]
Set up in the form of a small non-governmental organisation, the Chawama Youth Project helps young people in the disadvantaged township of Chawama on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. When the project was initially launched in 2004, most of Chawama’s young people were unemployed, crime was rife and their future was bleak. So, in order to give the young people a better start […]
The Omnium Project < www.omnium.edu.au >, a research group based at the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Australia in association with the The School of Pharmacy (University of Auckland, New Zealand) will be running a new global collaborative project, Visualising Issues in Pharmacy 2007 (VIP ’07), focussing on the village of Winam in Kenya. The Omnium Project has garnered […]
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is both a vision and a strategic framework for African renewal that has been created by the Organisation for African Unity (OAU). The overall goal is the development of an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa. A major component of this framework is the development of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as this is seen as […]