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.
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 […]
What are the global trends in L&D, and how does the view from Africa compare?
This year, for the first time, a significant group of voters from Africa joined the annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, which looks at the views of L&D professionals world-wide. The survey, now in its ninth year, has one obligatory question: ‘What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2022?’, with respondents choosing three options from a list of 15. These options range across methodologies […]
What the future has in store for e-learning platforms
E-Learning platforms have come a long way. For a long time, they supported teachers’ work in the classroom. The most common uses were uploading learning materials, organizing classes, evaluating students and awarding certificates. The pandemic changed everything since e-learning platforms became the main way of teaching and learning. Even though many schools and universities have already used them before, the health crisis accelerated the […]
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 and Credentialing in the General Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
The countries of the African Union (AU) are blessed with many natural resources – the greatest of which may be their youthful, talented, and dynamic peoples. Recognising the significance of this for the continent’s development, with the Kigali Declaration of 2018, the AU’s member states founded the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This African single market region will offer unprecedented employment opportunities for […]
(R)Evolution of Education
By Mayank Dhingra
Thanks to the impact of the pandemic, Education is going through a period of ‘creative destruction’ or what is termed as ‘Schumpeter’s Gale’ by economists. The sector is being assailed by incredible external and internal forces that are catalysing innovation.
The effect can be demarked into two separate categories […]
Cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought: Why having a cyber governance strategy is essential for today’s organisations!
Managing cyber risk is no longer something that can be covered with interesting questions from corporate execs and general presentations from the CIO a couple of times a year. Beyond the brutal fact that a ransomware attack can lay an organisaton lame for months and cost a fortune to survive, the chaos caused by cyber attacks has led to the establishment of an ISO […]
My experience as student in Sudan during Covid-19
By Mahid Abdulkarim
It has been decades since the world had been affected by a virus as much as it has now. It appears there is now a general agreement that nothing is the same anymore. Everyone’s life has taken a turn in the past few months. Whether it’s your online education, work from home or in sanitized offices, your daily routines or your […]