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 […]
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, […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
The countries of the African Union (AU) are blessed with many natural resources – the greatest of which may be their youthful, talented, and dynamic peoples. Recognising the significance of this for the continent’s development, with the Kigali Declaration of 2018, the AU’s member states founded the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This African single market region will offer unprecedented employment opportunities for […]
By Mayank Dhingra
Thanks to the impact of the pandemic, Education is going through a period of ‘creative destruction’ or what is termed as ‘Schumpeter’s Gale’ by economists. The sector is being assailed by incredible external and internal forces that are catalysing innovation.
The effect can be demarked into two separate categories […]
UPCEA has served leading public and private colleges and universities in North America for more than 100 years. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., it strives to build awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues. Given UPCEA’s renown, Nairobi-based Distance Education for Africa (DeAfrica) was extremely gratified to be selected as the organisation’s 2021 South Region Programs for Special […]
Cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought: Why having a cyber governance strategy is essential for today’s organisations!
Managing cyber risk is no longer something that can be covered with interesting questions from corporate execs and general presentations from the CIO a couple of times a year. Beyond the brutal fact that a ransomware attack can lay an organisaton lame for months and cost a fortune to survive, the chaos caused by cyber attacks has led to the establishment of an ISO […]
eLearning Africa is delighted to be a partner of the African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN)
The African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) grew out of a challenge grant in 2020 to “design an African solution to the African problem of limited higher education access by refugees and IDPs on the continent”. Following a year of research and mapping studies the AHEEN was launched in the autumn of 2020 with a core of member universities in the largest refugee-hosting […]