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The Lady behind Africas’ technical disruption

There is an unmistakable sense of urgency about Lady Mariéme Jamme, evidenced in both the cadence and content of her speech. She is a Lady on a mission. That is not hyperbole. “I’m on a mission to teach one million women and girls to learn how to code by the year 2030” says the Senegelese-born businesswoman. “I think the urgency comes from being a […]

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Falling in love with story telling

Training and Communications specialist, Momo Bertrand, who works for the International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin, Italy, will be speaking in the Plenary Session at eLearning Africa on 13 May. Here he tells eLA’s Rob Vember how he fell in love with innovative education and storytelling…

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Mike Feerick takes to the road to hear how is changing lives in Africa

Free online learning platform is sponsoring this year’s eLearning Africa Conference. Founder Mike Feerick shares his vision for the company which has over 23 million learners, 4 million graduates and more than 4,000 courses and is having a positive impact on millions of lives across Africa. MOOCs are having a moment, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Massive Open Online Course platforms, like, […]

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ADEA’s Policy Brief on Teacher Training and Support in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

To ensure learning continuity during COVID-19 and enable teachers to effectively adjust to the emerging circumstances, education systems in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)’s partner countries in Africa provided teachers with training and support. The presence of the teachers within communities made them easily accessible and suitable as frontline responders. Thus, teachers were among the earliest to reach communities through outreach initiatives that […]

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Digital Learning & Digital Well-being in Fragile Contexts

The African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) is a networked African Higher Education response to forced displacement on the continent offering university diplomas with a strong employability focus to refugees and internally displaced persons across Africa. Integrative SEL is one of two cross-cutting elective courses that address the specific needs of displaced diploma students enrolled in AHEEN member universities. Their proposed framework integrates […]

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Fostering the Development of Digital Pedagogical Skills of Teachers in Africa

Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola will be joining us at eLearning Africa to speak about how the digital divide in Africa has garnered considerable attention in recent years, with significant attempts being made to close it, especially in the educational sector. An increase in Edtech start-ups across the continent have been witnessed, as well as an increase in digital skills training for teachers across the board. However, this has exposed another gap in African teachers’ skill sets: the Digital Pedagogical Skill gap.


Call for Chapter Peer Reviewers for Upcoming Book on “Aspects of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Global Perspective”

Jako Olivier, UNESCO Chair for Multimodal Learning at Northwest University, South Africa, and Andreas Rambow, Senior Consultant for Applied Learning Solutions, are co-editing a book on “Aspects of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Global Perspective.” The book will be published by Springer in June of this year. In this book, OER and open education are explored globally through research conducted on this […]

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Interview with Keynote Speaker Mark West

Mark West works in UNESCO’s Education Sector, where he examines how technology can improve the quality, equity, and accessibility of learning. He currently leads work to operationalize the Rewired Global Declaration on Connectivity for Education. He is also authoring a UNESCO publication called ‘An Ed-Tech Tragedy’ about lessons learned following the global shift from school-based education to technology-based education during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]

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The Mastercard Foundation and its Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT @ elearning Africa 2022

The Mastercard Foundation and its Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT will be playing an active role at this year’s eLearning Africa conference. Apart from an exclusive high level ministerial forum on resilient education systems, it will also be conducting two highly relevant and interactive sessions. One will be on strengthening capacities at African universities for quality and equity higher education […]