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 […]
Africa’s Schools – Discussing Facets of a Key Component of the Continent’s Future
For centuries, people have assumed that “learning” was something that happened in “schools.” In 1999, however, when the letter “e” (short for “electronic”) was added for the for the first time to “learning”, there was an earthquake, which has now resulted in many people questioning whether bricks-and-mortar schools actually have a future at all any more. The unprecedented closure of traditional schools during the COVID pandemic has brought the issue to the forefront of debate about the future of education.
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 […]
Culturally Proficient Professional Learning: A new lens to look at professional learning and enhance learning transfer
By Dr Corinne Brion
Lindsey et al. (2018) define culture as “everything you believe and everything you do that enables you to identify with people who are like you and that distinguishes you from people who differ from you (p.29). Because learning is a social endeavor and cultures affect how we interact and learn, our culture affects learning transfer. Additionally, because everyone brings […]
The Report “The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology” has just been published by eLearning Africa and the EdTech Hub
1. There has been widespread school closure across Africa in response to the pandemic and 97% of respondents reported school closures in their countries, and 95% of these noted that all schools had been forced to close. This was seen as an appropriate decision, as 92% of respondents expressed that the closures were essential. 2. A lack of access to technology is […]
Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States – Straight Talk Africa
Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores initiatives in education that create a bridge between Africa and the United States. He is joined by Walla Elsheikh, Co-founder and CEO of Birthright Africa, Sidiki Traore, President and Founder of Distance Education for Africa, Ernest Obobisa of the Ghana Chapter of the American Field Service and Kareem Williams, a Birthright Africa Alumnus. […]
The eLearning Africa 2019 Report
The eLearning Africa Report 2019, which provides a snapshot of the state of education, training and development on the continent, interviewed more than 900 education professionals and technology experts about key issues, including progress towards the United Nations’ goal of universal access to quality education by 2030. The goal (UN SDG 4) is set out in the UN’s list of sustainable development goals (SDGs), […]