The week began with us reading about “25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom” http://bit.ly/RrDBJ5. There is no question that ICT-enhanced education is the way forward; however, people across the Continent will approach the issue from multiple perspectives with differing concerns about localisation. The fact that the African Union has formed a new “high level advisory committee to advise on issues concerning science, technology and innovation” will perhaps hasten the technological transition that is already underway http://bit.ly/RdDEH1. Back in March, the eLearning Africa News Service reported on a new lifeline for Zambia’s favourite radio show (see http://bit.ly/HrV5z4). Lifeline Energy, manufacturer of the Prime and Lifeplayer MP3 multi-band radios was again in the news. Twenty thousand units have been sold, and the Lifeplayer is now in use in the DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan and Tanzania http://allafrica.com/c/-4Z3DU.
On Thursday, we shared the news of our sister conference, the Africa Forum on Business and Security which will be held in Nairobi from September 13th – 14th, 2012. The Forum will allow key decision makers to discuss modern security and its implications for commerce, industry and investment in Africa http://bit.ly/MZ21Vn.