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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), […]

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Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

By Volker Lichtenhäler
Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy.
At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, […]

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Lessons Learned from a Training of Trainers Model in Africa

By Dr. Corinne Brion, University of Dayton
Few adequate educational leadership trainings are available for school leaders in Africa Bush & Oduro, 2006). Due to the lack of professional development in leadership, the use of a Training of Trainers (TOT) model appears to an effective way to build the capacity of large numbers of school leaders. For the past few years, Dr. Paula Cordeiro […]

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“Everyone Should Learn to Code”, Steve Jobs – 1995

By Evelyne Beguinot
Happy Coders Academy (HCA) is an African start-up founded in Morocco in 2016 at the initiative of three associates (from Morocco, Senegal, and France) train children as little as 4 to code and teach them stakes of the digital revolution. Although apparently ambitious, this goal draws
from the belief that the future generation should understand the digital world […]

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The Push for “Free” Universal Education in Africa Often Falls Short—Here’s a Better Way

By Efosa Ojomo
I grew up in Nigeria where nearly half the population still lives in extreme poverty. But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70%—attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. This push for education […]

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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. […]

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Multi-directional Academic Knowledge Exchange from and about Africa: Exploring the Preprint Repository AfricArXiv

Authors of this article are some of the team members at AfricArXiv: Justin Sègbédji Ahinon, Joy Owango, Obasegun Ayodele, Luke Okelo, Ahmed Ogunlaya and Jo Havemann
“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 […]

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Equal Opportunities and Quality Education in the Digital Age

Learnings from Development Cooperation
As we find ourselves amidst the digital revolution, ICT increasingly transcend all dimensions of our lives. With more than half of the world’s population online, digital technologies profoundly transform the way we work and open immense opportunities to the way we learn. However, despite the broad possibilities that continue to emerge, many still fall short of benefitting from these developments, […]

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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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An Online Digital Education Platform for Promoting the Adoption of e-Banking Tools by Women Entrepreneurs in Mauritius

by Aleesha Boolaky
Many SMEs are being managed and operated by women entrepreneurs (WEs) who contribute much to the SME sector. In Mauritius, women empowerment through entrepreneurship is among the main themes in the national SME Master Plan. However according to the world Bank “While Mauritian women are making major strides in terms of educational attainment at primary and secondary levels, they often lack […]