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openHPI – Free Massive Open Online Courses and Research

The Hasso Plattner Institute operates the interactive online learning platform openHPI. On this platform, the latest university knowledge in the fields of IT and innovation is offered to beginners and experts for free in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs for short). In addition, openHPI conducts research on digital technologies for innovative educational approaches. openHPI: Free Knowledge on IT and Innovation Topics One of the […]


13 Studies Mark Largest Research Portfolio Investment in Evidence for EdTech

EdTech Hub is pleased to announce the launch of our research portfolio, representing the largest public-private investment in primary research around EdTech evidence in low- and middle-income countries to date. The nearly GBP 5.5 million-portfolio was commissioned to fill the evidence gap decision-makers grapple with when choosing EdTech interventions to support children, teachers, and school communities. “While the Covid-19 pandemic brought most of the […]

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What does digital skills mean for Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency?

On the occasion of the eLearning Africa Conference 2022, a panel of members from Enabel, the Belgian development agency, will during various sessions, in line with the conference’s topic, address digital challenges on development, education and training. Before getting the chance to meet some experts of the delegation at the conference, take a sneak peak on their vision and activities related to digital for […]


TooShare – the African Network Revolutionising EdTech

Created in Senegal by Mr. Abdoulaye MBENGUE, TooShare is a technological feat that aims to revolutionize education for all in order to overcome the deficiencies of the educational system through easy access to educational content. With a growing population, Africa is expected to double its population by 2050. From one billion inhabitants today to nearly 2.4 billion, the continent will be a real reservoir of human […]

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What are the global trends in L&D, and how does the view from Africa compare?

This year, for the first time, a significant group of voters from Africa joined the annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, which looks at the views of L&D professionals world-wide. The survey, now in its ninth year, has one obligatory question: ‘What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2022?’, with respondents choosing three options from a list of 15. These options range across methodologies […]

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What the future has in store for e-learning platforms

E-Learning platforms have come a long way. For a long time, they supported teachers’ work in the classroom. The most common uses were uploading learning materials, organizing classes, evaluating students and awarding certificates. The pandemic changed everything since e-learning platforms became the main way of teaching and learning.  Even though many schools and universities have already used them before, the health crisis accelerated the […]

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Interview with keynote speaker Dr. Njeri Mwagiru

Njeri Mwagiru is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School in South Africa. Dr. Mwagiru’s work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations, and states in Africa to navigate complexity and uncertainty, and to realise long-term goals and visions for the continent. She will be a keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa Conference in Kigali, […]


Africa’s Schools – Discussing Facets of a Key Component of the Continent’s Future

For centuries, people have assumed that “learning” was something that happened in “schools.” In 1999, however, when the letter “e” (short for “electronic”) was added for the for the first time to “learning”, there was an earthquake, which has now resulted in many people questioning whether bricks-and-mortar schools actually have a future at all any more. The unprecedented closure of traditional schools during the COVID pandemic has brought the issue to the forefront of debate about the future of education.

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Interview with keynote speaker Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, he launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12, brought Chromebooks into education, and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework – a holistic approach to education transformation. In his keynote this May in Kigali, Casap will speak about his current work focused on learning, […]

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Skills Development Initiatives and Best Practices to Be Featured at eLearning Africa 2022

A 2019 document by the Pathways for Prosperity Commission (Oxford, UK) entitled “The Digital Roadmap: how developing countries can get ahead” points out in rather startling terms the enormous dimension of Africa’s rapidly growing workforce dilemma.”    Africa’s 54 countries are well aware of this dire assessment, and the African Development Bank Group takes the population-growth projection beyond 2030: “Current estimates are that the number […]