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The African Virtual University | Interview with the Rector, Mr. Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo

Africa is an enormous continent with 53 countries and a population of over 700 million people, over fifty per cent of whom are under 20 years of age. There is a high demand for quality education at the tertiary level on the continent. The African Virtual University (AVU) is an innovative educational organization whose objective is to enhance capacity and support economic development by […]


Development, Education and ICT in Africa– Interview with Shafika Isaacs

Increased availability of online educational resources and widespread interest and enthusiasm for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) enhanced education are driving the search for ICT based approaches that can work in Africa. The use of ICT is dramatically changing the way in which formal and informal learning is taking place at every conceivable level of society. Yet there are fundamental differences in the way […]


Health training on a large scale

At the beginning of February 2006, the eLearning Africa 2006 team received an e-mail from a firm called CompuTainer that caught our attention. It said (excerpts), “Due to the overwhelming demand for us to send demo CDs (we have had requests from over 200 companies) we have decided to make a download demo version available for your convenience. Together with our long-term partner LearnScapes, […]