Innovative EdTech solutions bringing refugees a bridge to a brighter future in Africa

eLearningworld News According to UNHCR: “More than 65 million people are currently uprooted by wars and persecution worldwide, including more than 21 million refugees. Half of them are children, far too many of whom are missing out on an education. According to a UNHCR report, only 50 per cent are …

Ten million Students get access to the eLearning World

eLearningworld HigherED News Association of African Universities (AAU) has signed an agreement with eLearnAfrica to give ten million students access to higher education through online learning. With this agreement, higher education can be accessed everywhere, including rural areas. “We’re glad to welcome early adapters, like the Zambian Open University, that …

40 years after the Soweto student uprising – ICT builds educational growth

eLearningworld Weekly Review Yesterday, forty years have past since the Soweto student uprising started. High school students protested against racism and other injustices in school and the change of language in education to Afrikaans, in Bishop Desmond Tutu’s words: “the language of the oppressor”. The 20 000 protesters was met …

Latest News: Growing frustration at eLearning conference in Cairo

eLearningworld News from Africa The 11th eLearning Africa Conference in Cairo, Egypt, that took place between May 24-26 showed a sparkling startup-scene on the African continent. However, transforming the educational systems into the digital era that is a prerequisite to boost the economic and societal development is lagging behind. This caused …

Latest News: ICT skills development for 10 000 students in Rwanda

eLearningworld News from Rwanda Worldwide e-Learning Campus, an agency connected to Rwanda’s Ministry of Education, is launching a progressive programme to develop and improve ICT student’s skills across Rwanda in collaboration with Ericsson. The program starts November 1 and is focused on a blended learning approach where Ericsson’s Online Academy …

Latest News: Educating Public Administration – ICT building the road to a knowledge-based society

eLearningworld News from Africa The Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) is an international NGO that is founded by the United Nations’ Information and Communications Technology Taskforce. Sixteen Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa participate in the African Leadership in ICT capacity building programme. Until today, almost 500 senior-level government …

Latest News: Cameroon Government plans 200 eLearning-centers in rural areas to fight illiteracy

eLearningworld News from Cameroon The Cameroon Government is starting a project to fight illiteracy i villages on the countryside. The tool is eLearning and the method is to build 200 computer-centers across the country to promote educational technology. This should be seen in the light of that according to Cameroons …