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Boubakar Barry
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The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organisation and forum for consultation, exchange of information and cooperation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa for regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. One of the emerging issues at institutions of higher […]

Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands
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Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands

Project director Ron Beyers of the Meraka Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will soon initiate a research component using SMART’s Bridgit conferencing software that allows a quick, easy and effective way to share voice, video and data over the Internet. “Research is needed into the virtual classroom, and this will increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning. This will […]

Eric Broug
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Interview with Eric Broug, Emerald Business Manager for Africa

  As the world’s leading English-language publisher of management research, Emerald is always working on new ways to distribute and collect management and engineering knowledge efficiently. At eLearning Africa 2008, the publisher will present the open web space and hosting service Emerald InTouch in its effort to enhance African community building, look for authors and encourage African researchers to publish their findings. eLA newsletter […]

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Oracle simplifies African high school student administration

Oracle has developed a software solution that is simple to use, fast to deploy and free to use and distribute to effectively manage student administration. The Oracle School Express (OSE) is a data capturing and reporting tool that enables school administrators to capture student statistics such as registrations, attendance, marks and school fees. The solution will run on a standard PC enabling the schools […]

eLearning key to solving Africa’s health care human resource crisis
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eLearning key to solving Africa’s health care human resource crisis

It is in Africa where people are more exposed to a heavy and wide-ranging burden of disease – partly because of the region’s unique geography and climate. Nowhere has the HIV/AIDS epidemic killed such large proportions of the population; and nowhere has the old scourge of tuberculosis re-emerged in such big numbers. Poverty is very prevalent – about 40 percent of Africa’s people live […]

More than television: Discovery Channel’s non-profit initiative encourages learning
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More than television: Discovery Channel’s non-profit initiative encourages learning

TV can be used as a powerful tool for learning in schools where textbooks and teaching materials are rare – this is demonstrated by the following success story from one of DCGEP’s Learning Centers.

Reaching out to Chawama’s young people and beyond
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Reaching out to Chawama’s young people and beyond

Set up in the form of a small non-governmental organisation, the Chawama Youth Project helps young people in the disadvantaged township of Chawama on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. When the project was initially launched in 2004, most of Chawama’s young people were unemployed, crime was rife and their future was bleak. So, in order to give the young people a better start in […]