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John Gushit eLA testimonial

I attended the eLearning Africa conference, organized by ICWE, for the first time in Benin in 2012 as a participant. During the conference, I had the opportunity to meet with various professionals and experts in the field of ICT, as well as with other people who make use of ICT platforms to implement research and developmental projects in various regions of Africa. The experience […]

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In Profile – Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Nelson Mandela said that “education is the key to everything.” It is a view shared by a woman who played an important part in his struggles and is keen now for Africa to build on his legacy. Dr Mamphela Ramphele is, without doubt, one of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women. She has a range and breadth of experience that is quite astonishing. A […]

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About African Woman in Europe

The growth of African Woman in Europe (AWE) has been a great success, with overwhelming support from women in Europe and Africa. We salute all women who work tirelessly to achieve their personal goals while serving as a positive influence on the community at large. Our vision is to extract and recognize the potential within and without and empower women to reach out to […]

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“There is a constant Tension between how Digitisation enables Openness and Closure, Inclusion and Exclusion”

Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Czerniewicz researches the equality of access to higher education and the technological impact of eLearning. Czerniewicz reveals some significant results of her research into the marketing and digitalisation of knowledge and the insights she has for eLearning Africa.   1. […]

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Connecting through the Rwanda E-learning Network

Ariane Umurerwa is in charge of course development at e-learning company Three Mountains. She’s excited to craft content that fits the Rwandan context, developing innovative yet simple and fun learning materials in Kinyarwanda. In this interview, Umurerwa discusses the actions and initiatives she pushes in her role as secretary of the Rwanda eLearning Network and what she’d like to share at eLearning Africa.    […]

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eLearning Africa: An old Fox steals the Laurels from Silicon Valley

How much attention do the luminaries of Silicon Valley pay to Africa? The answer is, perhaps, more than they used to but still not enough. With the world’s youngest population and some of its fastest growing economies, the African continent should be a subject of obsessive fascination for anyone with an interest in technology. Yet, until recently, the attitude of many tech companies and […]

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Germany highlights support for digital learning in Africa

Last week’s eLearning Africa conference concluded with a statement of German support for developing digital education in the continent. Guenter Nooke, a former member of the Bundestag, and Angela Merkel’s Special Representative for Africa spoke at the conference, which is Africa’s largest conference for technology assisted learning and training, to affirm and highlight Germany’s interest and support in expanding digital learning for the further […]

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“A prudent optimist”: President Ameenah Gurum-Fakim

When Dutch sailors first landed in Mauritius in 1598, they discovered an island paradise rich in lush, tropical vegetation and with abundant supplies of fresh water. They also famously found the dodo, which has been described as a “feathered tortoise,” a bird so fat that it could not fly. It provided an easy target and a ready supply of meat for even the most […]

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SPIDER partners with UNAD to Digitalise Ugandan Sign Language

Since its inception in 2004, SPIDER (Swedish Programme for ICTs in Developing Regions) has recognised education as a fundamental human right that enables people to take part in society and lift themselves out of poverty. Education in low-resource settings is generally underfunded. This becomes more apparent as students in need of special accommodations go without their requirements being met, thus preventing them from accessing […]