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Smart Africa commits to bridging africa’s digital technology skills gap through the establishment of National Digital Academies

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies. The Smart Africa Manifesto aims to put ICT at the center of member countries’ national socio-economic development agenda, promote the introduction of advanced […]

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ADEA’s Policy Brief on Teacher Training and Support in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 […]

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Call for Chapter Peer Reviewers for Upcoming Book on “Aspects of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Global Perspective”

Jako Olivier, UNESCO Chair for Multimodal Learning at Northwest University, South Africa, and Andreas Rambow, Senior Consultant for Applied Learning Solutions, are co-editing a book on “Aspects of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Global Perspective.” The book will be published by Springer in June of this year. In this book, OER and open education are explored globally through research conducted on this […]

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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 […]

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openHPI – Free Massive Open Online Courses and Research

The Hasso Plattner Institute operates the interactive online learning platform openHPI. On this platform, the latest university knowledge in the fields of IT and innovation is offered to beginners and experts for free in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs for short). In addition, openHPI conducts research on digital technologies for innovative educational approaches. openHPI: Free Knowledge on IT and Innovation Topics One of the […]

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13 Studies Mark Largest Research Portfolio Investment in Evidence for EdTech

EdTech Hub is pleased to announce the launch of our research portfolio, representing the largest public-private investment in primary research around EdTech evidence in low- and middle-income countries to date. The nearly GBP 5.5 million-portfolio was commissioned to fill the evidence gap decision-makers grapple with when choosing EdTech interventions to support children, teachers, and school communities. “While the Covid-19 pandemic brought most of the […]

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What does digital skills mean for Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency?

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 […]

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TooShare – the African Network Revolutionising EdTech

Created in Senegal by Mr. Abdoulaye MBENGUE, TooShare is a technological feat that aims to revolutionize education for all in order to overcome the deficiencies of the educational system through easy access to educational content. With a growing population, Africa is expected to double its population by 2050. From one billion inhabitants today to nearly 2.4 billion, the continent will be a real reservoir of human […]

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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 […]

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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 […]