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Tweets of the week Monday, September 10th – Friday, September 14th 2012

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On Monday, we took a look at “The impact of ICT-enhanced learning and training on learners”, a report by CozaCares, a South African not-for-profit foundation that promotes sustainable ICT environments in under-resourced schools http://bit.ly/TBjhGh.  Speaking of the disadvantaged, there has long been a tendency for wealthy countries to dump their eWaste on the shores of developing countries (see http://bit.ly/LSzS2f). In Accra, salvaging valuable metals from the eWaste has become big business for otherwise idle youths who roam the eWaste dumps.  This BBC article was well worth the tweet http://bit.ly/O10DXA.

For an example of how things are done on the other side of the Continent, take a look at this eLearning Africa story on a TVs from PCs project that has its roots in Kenya and is now making headway in Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe http://bit.ly/JqdB7A.

Come Wednesday, we were at the edge of our seats waiting for the first ever Africa Forum on Business and Security which took place in Nairobi on September 13th and 14th.  We shared our exclusive interview with Dr Auma Obama, a philanthropist and also the elder half-sister of US President Barack Obama, in which she said that training the youth is “the backbone of society” http://bit.ly/RQ2MnS.  We were also pleased to land an interview with Lieutenant General Andrew Graham, former Director General of the UK Defence Academy in which he covered a number of factors from Africa harnessing its potential for a future of stability and economic growth to examples of the ICT innovations that are putting Africa ahead of the pack http://bit.ly/P5DIH0.   

We’d love to hear about the eLearning developments you’ve been following online or off!  Get in touch via any or all of the following platforms:

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  • eLearning Africa on Twitter: @eLAConference (#eLA13)
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We’re looking forward to hearing from you!



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