Innovation or Sustainability: the Choice for African Education
Four controversial experts will take part in "a bare-knuckle fight" about priorities for African education at this year's eLearning Africa Debate.
If you rely on the Western-dominated global media for your picture of Africa, you will receive a very distorted view. We all have our own experiences of stereotypical images, sweeping generalisations and the "famine and war" agenda that characterise so much of the reporting of Africa to the world.
The unsung local heroes who are really changing Africa
A revolution is occurring throughout African societies. While governments implement high-level, high-visibility ICT strategies, experts have recently identified far more radical, hidden changes occurring across the Continent. New technologies, when adopted, are adapted to local needs: a sort of under-the-radar innovation which is now pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
ICT for education solutions: in Africa, by Africans, for the global economy
Africa is experiencing a technological surge and it is having a dramatic effect on education throughout the Continent. Tech hubs are blossoming, new mobile devices and apps are being designed and produced in Africa, by Africans, and Africa's eLearning market is now the fastest-growing in the world.
Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential
The eLearning Africa Photo Competition is back this year in its fourth edition. Under the theme of “Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential”, budding photographers are encouraged to send in their photos depicting how ICT is enhancing the way individuals and communities in Africa live, learn, cooperate and connect.
The state of Africa's learning landscape in 2013
Launched today, The eLearning Africa 2013 Survey will monitor African opinion on how the Continent’s learning landscape is changing under the influence of new technologies. Under the overarching theme of ‘Mobility and the MDGs in Africa beyond 2015’, this major pan-African survey will form the foundation of The eLearning Africa 2013 Report, which will be launched at the eLearning Africa 2013 conference in Windhoek, Namibia, from May 29th – 31st 2013.
Africa's learning landscape: the influence of tradition, change and innovation eLearning Africa 2013
Call for Proposals now open!
With an estimated 10 African countries featuring among the world's fastest growing economies, Africa's status in the global economic landscape is set to change dramatically. Indeed, innovative new technologies combined with a pioneering spirit to improve lives are already changing the way Africans learn, work, play, think and imagine. But are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth shaping their identities and navigating different learning spaces with these technologies? And are new technologies fundamentally disruptive to tradition?
Africa's Education Ministers Call for Rethink of Financing strategies
At the Fifth Ministerial Round Table (MRT) on Education and Sustainable Financing in Africa, Ministers of Education and ICT from across Africa called for a rethinking of the financing strategies adopted by their higher education institutions in order to reach the United Nations Millennium Developmental Goals by 2015.
eLearning Africa 2012 closes on a high note
Max Ahouèkè, Benin’s Minister of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies, has closed the annual eLearning Africa conference which was held in Cotonou from May 23rd – 25th. Ahouèkè praised those gathered for the progress that has been achieved in implementing ICT-enhanced educational practices across Africa. He said, “More and more students now have access to world-class learning resources without the barriers of distance and cost. It is a favourable situation for politicians, educationalists and learners alike, and promises to bring about a revolution in African education.”
Seventh annual eLearning Africa conference starts in Cotonou, Benin
The 7th eLearning Africa conference has started in Cotonou, Benin. Max Ahouèkè, Benin’s Minister of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies, said that the government of Benin was pleased to be hosting the Continent’s leading ICT practitioners from education, government and business. Ahouèkè used the occasion to launch the eLearning Africa 2012 Report on how Africans are using new technologies to enhance education and training across Africa. The report uses data collected from 447 survey respondents and contains detailed analyses by a number of prominent commentators including traditional chiefs, investors and academics from across Africa.
eLearning Africa Report will show ICTs are transforming African education
The Honourable Max Ahouéké, Minister of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies of the Republic of Benin, will present the results this week of a major survey of the impact of new technology and improved connectivity on education throughout Africa.
mLearning: effective or disruptive?
eLearning Africa to assess the effectiveness of mobile learning
Mobile technologies, which play an increasingly important role in Africa's education systems, are set to stimulate debate at this year's eLearning Africa conference in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd to 25th. Through a range of interactive expert-led sessions, participants at eLearning Africa 2012, the Continent's leading conference on ICT for development, education and training, will explore the challenges, opportunities and success stories of mLearning.
ICTs Inspire Innovation in eLearning Africa Photo Competition
The eLearning Africa Photo Competition is back and has got off to a flying start. eLearning and photography enthusiasts from across Africa and the rest of the world have been sharing their view of ICTs in Africa. The closing date for submissions is April 16th, 2012, and participation is free.
eLearning Africa 2012: first keynote speakers confirmed
The world famous “hole in the wall” experiment conducted in a New Delhi Slum in 1999 showed the value of Minimally Invasive Education—the provocative yet persuasive theory of how children are able to teach themselves with little supervision. The man behind the research, Sugata Mitra, will be a keynote speaker at eLearning Africa 2012 which will be held from May 23rd to 25th in Cotonou, Benin.
eLearning and Sustainability to take centre stage at eLearning Africa 2012 /
Call for papers open until January 9th, 2012
Next year’s eLearning Africa, the Continent’s leading conference on ICT for development, education and training, will take place in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd to 25th, 2012, under the patronage of the Republic of Benin. eLearning Africa is the key networking event for developing eLearning capacities in Africa, and the call for papers is now open. eLearning Africa is a dynamic forum for sharing the latest research, best practice guidance and case studies on the integration of ICT into education and training for all sectors of economic development, including business, education, agriculture, health delivery and governance.