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The eLearning Africa 2019 Report
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The eLearning Africa 2019 Report

The eLearning Africa Report 2019, which provides a snapshot of the state of education, training and development on the continent, interviewed more than 900 education professionals and technology experts about key issues, including progress towards the United Nations’ goal of universal access to quality education by 2030. The goal (UN SDG 4) is set out in the UN’s list of sustainable development goals (SDGs), […]

Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform
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Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

By Volker Lichtenhäler Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy. At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, details […]

Lessons Learned from a Training of Trainers Model in Africa
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Lessons Learned from a Training of Trainers Model in Africa

By Dr Corinne Brion University of Dayton Few adequate educational leadership trainings are available for school leaders in Africa (Bush & Oduro, 2006). Due to the lack of professional development in leadership, the use of a Training of Trainers (TOT) model appears to an effective way to build the capacity of large numbers of school leaders. For the past few years, Dr. Paula Cordeiro […]

A Single Step Forward
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A Single Step Forward

On the 15th September this year, a young Englishman set out on a sponsored bicycle ride with some friends to raise money for a school thousands of miles away in Namibia. It was started by his aunt and eLearning Africa hears the remarkable story of her love for a German missionary and how their joint passion, now shared by their whole family, is making […]

Profile: Professor N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
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Profile: Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

by: Harold Elletson “Education,” said Nelson Mandela, “is the key to everything.” It is perhaps the most important key to the plans of both the African Union and the United Nations to end poverty and create a “transformed continent.” So how does a top African educational theorist and intellectual see the  challenges and opportunities ahead? Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, who will be a keynote […]

Côte d’Ivoire – A Country on the Move
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Côte d’Ivoire – A Country on the Move

With a period of stability, the gradual development of a multi-party democracy and the strengthening of credible political institutions, Côte d’Ivoire has reached the point where its citizens can afford to do more than just dream of better times and a return to the prosperity of the immediate post-independence period.

Highlighting the need to accelerate eLearning adoption in Uganda
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Highlighting the need to accelerate eLearning adoption in Uganda

By Isaac Kasana, Research & Education Network for Uganda Introduction For many years, the primary thrust of eLearning was to complement or enhance distance-learning needs: to make it more affordable and more accessible for the learners and also to enhance the educators’ throughput. With the developments in technology capability over the past 12 years, eLearning in its own right can now address many more education […]

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Education and Technology are Changing Africa: Skills for a Digital Age and for All

by Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, World Bank Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which more than a million people were killed […]

Innovations in Humanitarian Learning
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Innovations in Humanitarian Learning

By John Nduri, Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor, Humanitarian Leadership Academy East Africa It is not debatable that humanitarian crises are widespread across the world, with African populations bearing the brunt of more recurrent and severe natural and man-made disasters. In contributing to preparedness and response, local, national and international humanitarian organisations have been involved in various ways for decades, which begs the question: […]

Internet for education in Africa
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Internet for education in Africa

There is no doubt that the Internet is a powerful enabler for education as it provides access to information, different learning opportunities and new ideas that could contribute to both social and economic development. However, it is important to remember that well over half of the world’s population has no direct experience of using the Internet at all. In Africa, according to the latest […]