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Pupils at St. Mary’s High School now have access to computing resources © NComputing
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A new world of possibility for those most in need

    Nestling in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland, St. Mary’s High School educates over 500 students. The majority are from “child-headed” families, in which one or more children have taken over as the head of their household and fend for themselves without any adults to look after them. In view of its tight budget for acquiring technology, the school was looking for […]

African Virtual University launches ten-country distance learning facility
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African Virtual University launches ten-country distance learning facility

Ten more African universities are now connected to the largest network of Open Distance and eLearning institutions on the Continent – the African Virtual University. With the launch phase of the ten-country distance learning facility, which started in October 2009 and will last until early 2010, Africa’s most innovative virtual platform for higher education will provide thousands of African students with access to quality […]

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Digital Links: 30,000 notebooks for Zambian teachers

“Simply sending computers to Africa is not enough.” This is the maxim of Digital Links, a social enterprise situated in London and Johannesburg. Based on a sound partnership model with governments and international corporations such as Barclays, BUPA, Cadbury’s, DFID, DHL, Lloyd’s, Nestle UK, Reuters, RM, and DELL, Digital Links wants to set up an efficient infrastructure, provide on-going support and maintenance, as well […]

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“A Brilliant Mix of People, Opinions and Solutions”

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Oracle and the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) support over 1.2 million students in 91 countries each year through the Oracle Academy and ThinkQuest programmes. Partnerships with governments and institutions around the world help students to develop 21st-century skills and meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce. Learn more about what Christopher Binns, Oracle Education Foundation, thought of this year’s eLearning Africa conference and […]

Preparing the Jamaican youth for the global marketplace
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Preparing the Jamaican youth for the global marketplace

Jamaica’s future economic prosperity and economic growth is underpinned, to a large extent, by the capacity of the education and training systems to upgrade the skills and competencies of the emerging and existing workforce. As Jamaica increasingly integrates its economy into regional and global markets, new demands are emerging, driven by competitive labour dynamics. At the same time, there is a known skills shortage […]

Evolving education
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Evolving education

The Shuttleworth Foundation is a South African organisation that invests in social, technical and policy innovation in the fields of education and technology. The Foundation works through active partnerships with local and international organisations. The Shuttleworth Foundation was founded upon an open philosophy that includes the promotion of open source, open standards and open information access with the belief that sharing stimulates change and […]

Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands
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Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands

Project director Ron Beyers of the Meraka Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will soon initiate a research component using SMART’s Bridgit conferencing software that allows a quick, easy and effective way to share voice, video and data over the Internet. “Research is needed into the virtual classroom, and this will increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning. This will […]