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Open! 2nd Session MOOC “Basics in epidemiology of animal and zoonotic diseases”
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Open! 2nd Session MOOC “Basics in epidemiology of animal and zoonotic diseases”

A second session of the MOOC “Basics in epidemiology of animal and zoonotic diseases” in French and English will take place from November 4th to December 13th, 2019 on the FUN Platform. This is a free online training course of 6 consecutive weeks, requiring approximately 4 hours of work per week, consisting of 6 chapters with more than 30 videos and additional resources, which are available online and downloadable. […]

Multi-directional academic knowledge exchange from and about Africa: exploring the preprint repository AfricArXiv
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Multi-directional academic knowledge exchange from and about Africa: exploring the preprint repository AfricArXiv

“Academic Research and knowledge from and about Africa should be freely available to all who wish to access, use or reuse it while at the same time being protected from misuse and misappropriation.” This is the first out of “Ten African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication” put together by individuals who are working towards a modern Open Science infrastructure and envision the […]

UNESCO launches Futures of Education global initiative
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UNESCO launches Futures of Education global initiative

UNESCO has launched an initiative titled Futures of Education: Learning to Become to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the futures of humanity in a context of increasing complexity, uncertainty and precarity.  The launch took place during the September United National General Assembly at a high-level event that included several heads of state, government ministers (including from Morocco, Ghana and Ivory Coast), development […]

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German Delegation in eLearning Africa 2019

Germany will affirm its strong partnership with Africa, as experts gather to discuss “learnability and employability” at the 2019 eLearning Africa in Abidjan. This year sees the greatest-ever combined German engagement at Africa’s leading conference on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development. Now in its fourteenth year, the event convenes in the Ivorian capital from 23 – 25 October. Africa’s opportunities and challenges […]

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French expertise features prominently in the eLearning Africa 2019

French expertise features prominently in the 2019 edition of Africa’s most respected technology supported education and training conference and exhibition event. This year’s eLearning Africa convenes in Abidjan on 23-25 October under the theme “learnability and employability”. The annual pan-African conference is dedicated to examining the potential for using new communications technologies to spread educational opportunity. Ivory Coast, host of eLearning Africa 2019, has […]

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Germany Provides New Access to Digital Learning in African Partner Countries

GA lookback at International cooperation between Germany and its partner institutions around Africa shows a long tradition of E-learning cooperation that takes centre stage. Since the inception and establishment of the first innovative Global Campus 21â platform in August 1999, countless projects, joint initiatives and pilots of innovative learning technologies have contributed to the advancement of digital learning. With support from the Federal Ministry […]

ICT Tools are Combined to Teaching All Subjects in Finland
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ICT Tools are Combined to Teaching All Subjects in Finland

by Satu Järvinen Digitalisation has been said to be the biggest upheaval Finnish schools have faced in decades. Knowledge and understanding of ICT tools is a core skill of the new basic education curriculum introduces to schools in 2016. The curriculum places ICT skills as one of the seven transversal competences that apply to all subject areas of the curriculum. For ICT skills it […]

In Profile – Margot Brown
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In Profile – Margot Brown

The story of how a Canadian librarian, Margot Brown, became Director of Knowledge Management at the World Bank reflects not only the central importance of information and data in modern societies, but also the fact that, for nearly three thousand years, libraries and librarians have been intimately involved with knowledge and education. The librarian profession was created, in the eighth century BC, when Ashurbanipal, […]

Reflections on eLearning Africa 2014
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Reflections on eLearning Africa 2014

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The 9th eLearning Africa conference was by all accounts a success in bringing together a vast array of experts and change-makers in the eLearning industry. Over 1,500 participants and 300 speakers gathered for three days at the Speke Resort and Conference Centre in the Ugandan capital Kampala, set on the edge of magnificent Lake Victoria. On 28th May the Government of Uganda hosted the […]

Six partners create a new network for ICT in education
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Six partners create a new network for ICT in education

Partner organisations with projects in Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Bolivia have joined The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) in the launch of a new network, named Network for ICT in Education. It started with a workshop To support the founding of a network in the Education area, Spider organised a workshop in Kampala, Uganda in 2013 for partners who have […]