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Tweets of the week Monday, August 20th – Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Tweets of the week Monday, August 20th – Friday, August 24th, 2012

MOOCs (massive open online courses, for the uninitiated) are all the rage with more and more universities worldwide offering such courses. What do you as an eLearning enthusiast need to know about MOOCs?  We found this article something to tweet about: http://bit.ly/NyQCMf.  We sought inspiration from distant shores on Tuesday.  This Washington Post article entitled “Apps that make a difference” looks at the lessons […]

Tweets of the week Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Tweets of the week Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 17th, 2012

The week began on a nostalgic note as we reflected on the eLearning Africa 2012 conference and exhibition.  Take a look at this six-minute video which conveys just a fraction of the excitement of the discussions, debates, networking, and of course the learning that transpired when Africa’s leading eLearning practitioners from government, business and academia convened in Cotonou http://bit.ly/O8JFTs. As those who attended eLearning […]

Tweets of the week Monday, August 6th – Friday, August 10th, 2012
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Tweets of the week Monday, August 6th – Friday, August 10th, 2012

The week began with us reading about “25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom” http://bit.ly/RrDBJ5.  There is no question that ICT-enhanced education is the way forward; however, people across the Continent will approach the issue from multiple perspectives with differing concerns about localisation.  The fact that the African Union has formed a new “high level advisory committee to advise on issues concerning science, […]

Tweets of the week Monday, July 30th – Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Tweets of the week Monday, July 30th – Friday, August 3rd, 2012

YouTube hit a milestone recently, and they now have four million Creative Commons-Licensed Videos http://bit.ly/OC7rIq.   On higher education, we learnt that the Pan-African University is to enrol students from September 2012, so just a few weeks to go.  Centres will be housed at various tertiary institutions Continent-wide, SciDevNet reports http://bit.ly/OcqadM.  Onto a slightly younger age group, @educationweek posed a good question: “Duz Txting Hurt […]

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Tweets of the week

Monday, July 23th – Friday, July 27th, 2012 It’s always good to start the week on a positive note, and our Monday morning cheer came from this grassroots initiative for young unemployed Capetonians who are helping themselves http://bit.ly/OiYpQ7.  Finding NEMA: A New Education Model for Africa is an eLearning Africa News Service story on the strides the African Development Bank (AfDB) is making to […]

Tweets of the week
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Tweets of the week

Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th, 2012 On Monday, the Twittersphere was abuzz with news of the appointment of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the new Chairperson of the African Union, news shared by our sister conference Usalama Ni Harambee, the Africa Forum on Business and Security http://bit.ly/Szl1wP. We took a cue from eLearning Africa 2012 debate speaker Wayan Vota and looked at his recommended […]

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Tweets of the week

The week that was: Monday,  July 9th – Friday, July 13th, 2012—The week began with news that universities in the Middle East and North Africa will soon have access to virtual science libraries, giving them easy access to peer-reviewed journals.  Take a look at this report by SciDev on http://bit.ly/Nj1jjV‪. On Tuesday, we learnt that Tanzania is now taking its school record keeping to […]

A SMART choice for interactive lessons
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A SMART choice for interactive lessons

SMART Technologies, a leading provider of interactive whiteboards for classroom learning, has recently released a new SMART Notebook app for the iPad. The software allows students to indulge in the SMART experience at school, home or on the go.

Un choix très SMART pour des leçons interactives
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Un choix très SMART pour des leçons interactives

SMART Technologies, leader des tableaux blancs interactifs pour salles de classe, vient de lancer une nouvelle application pour iPad baptisée SMART Notebook. Ce logiciel permet aux étudiants de profiter de l’expérience SMART à l’école, à la maison et en déplacement.

Groupe Jeune Afrique: Contributing to Africa’s development
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Groupe Jeune Afrique: Contributing to Africa’s development

Since 1960, Groupe Jeune Afrique has been contributing to the political, economic and social development of the African continent by providing independent, reliable and accurate information.  Never losing sight of its core values – editorial independence and responsibility, uncompromising quality and expertise – this leading press and publishing group continues to expand into new media areas, strengthening its position as the leading pan-African press […]