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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, […]

EPICA. An ePortfolio for Students
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EPICA. An ePortfolio for Students

No matter what age we’re at or position we’re in, we all have to face our own inadequacies from time to time. These are painful realisations. The trick is to get over them quickly. Otherwise, you risk losing the drive to try again. You have to keep on learning. It is a cruel irony that these realisations are so widespread among university graduates who […]

Joining efforts for the integration of technology in education: Sudan Case
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Joining efforts for the integration of technology in education: Sudan Case

As an education consultant, Hala worked in several projects that obliged her to her travel outside of Khartoum. She saw schools with no roofs and no chairs. In fact, these were schools with nothing but very bright students whose eyes glowed as they regarded the lady from Khartoum who spoke Arabic in a accent they did not understand. Coming back to Khartoum always reinforced […]

Gamification : Why do Game Developers and educators need to collaborate in Africa
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Gamification : Why do Game Developers and educators need to collaborate in Africa

Games are an effective and efficient instructional strategy for teaching and learning when they involved competition and are organized by rules to achieve an educational goal. Video games are a fun and safe environment, where students can try alternatives and see the consequences, learning from their own mistakes and practical experiences. Serious games have proven to be equally or even more effective than traditional […]

A digital intervention to literacy and numeracy for refugees and asylum seekers, Kakuma, Kenya
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A digital intervention to literacy and numeracy for refugees and asylum seekers, Kakuma, Kenya

Along with the other arid and semi-arid lands, Turkana county has one of the lowest indicators of economic and social development in Kenya, with youth and women being the most affected. Across the county, youth not only face structural barriers to work but also deal with social and cultural blocks. This equally affects women and newly-arrived refugees. The key barriers hindering the absorption of […]

The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Adaptive eLearning System (AES) Content Formation
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The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Adaptive eLearning System (AES) Content Formation

Written by Suleiman Adamu; co-written by Jamilu Awwalu. The Internet contains various categories of materials, some of which can be used as educational resources. These educational resources can be retrieved for content creation for use in Adaptive eLearning Systems (AES). Adaptive eLearning is a branch of eLearning that provides educational materials and resources based on the learners’ needs. The adaptive learning system is not […]

The Social and Economic Effects of Adult Literacy in Africa
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The Social and Economic Effects of Adult Literacy in Africa

To be able to make informed decisions, an essential skill to have is the ability to read and understand – as such, one must be literate be it in their mother-tongue or otherwise. To be well-informed comprises the aptitude to ask intelligent and relevant questions, engage in debate and ability to deduce knowledge from presented material. The absence of this skill means a person […]