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Learning makes us

Learning isn’t a destination that can be reached or departed via the classroom door. It’s a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. For many people, learning is the route to a job to support their family, or to the skills that will help them progress in their career. For others, it’s simply a passion for exploration. Whether it’s at home, in the […]

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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 […]

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#eLA15 top tweets

In the lead-up, during and after eLearning Africa 2015, the eLA15 hashtag was alive with thousands of people sharing their ideas, opinions and favourite conference moments. See how far the messages reached and who said what in our graphic of #eLA15 top tweets. 

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The importance of algorithms in education and development

Algorithms are becoming an increasingly pervasive aspect of everyday life – so much so that a recent UK Council for Science and Technology report described our epoch as the ‘age of algorithms’. Yet despite their prevalence, often providing the driving force behind our usage of a range of products and services from mobile phones to insurance policies, they remain relatively obscure to the general […]

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Bringing innovation to the development agenda

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are pleased to announce that a two-day High-Level Symposium on Private Sector Development in ACP countries will take place at the ACP House in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of November, 2014, bringing together various stakeholders including ACP Missions, Embassies and regional economic communities, private sector actors, international organisations and other […]

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3D printing drives innovation in Africa

Aortic valves, fighter jets, coral reefs… pizza? Just four of the headline-grabbing products dished out by 3D printers over the last two years. Alongside this dramatic experimentation with a not-so-very-new technology comes the usual round of wild speculation: a 3D printer for every home, the end of manufacturing as we know it; 3D-printed firearms, the end of civilisation as we know it. 3D printers […]

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Uganda makes small steps toward eGovernment

In this last edition of the Uganda News Review, Mark Keith Muhumuza takes a look at the technology projects that are slowly but surely changing the face of government in Uganda – as presented at eLearning Africa 2014’s session, “Local Initiatives: Current ICT Projects from Uganda” Piles of manila files are a common scene in Ugandan public services, in the hospitals, land offices and tax […]

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Africa unlocked

Opening a window on the continent’s education future The eLearning Africa Report 2014, launched yesterday by the His Excellency Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, is claiming that Africans working in education are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future. The report follows the publication of the World Bank’s estimate that economic growth across Africa will rise to 5.2 per cent this year, […]