Mar 27th

Elearning Africa to Focus On ICT for Education in Rural Areas

Elearning Africa to Focus On ICT for Education in Rural Areas
News from AllAfrica.com:

High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.

Over 70 per cent of African workers are employed in farming and the role ICTs can play in boosting agricultural growth has been identified by the African Union as a key factor in making a reality of its 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent.” The subject has been described as “critical” by African political leaders and will be one of the matters under discussion at a roundtable meeting for education and technology ministers at the conference.

eLearning Africa will provide a showcase of a series of presentations about new training-based solutions to some of the most enduring challenges facing Africa’s farming and rural communities. Presenters include:

Mr Willis Ndeda Ochilo of CABI, a leading agricultural entomologist, who will explain how CABI’s ‘Plantwise’ initiative, which organises weekly plant clinics supported by an online database with access to international expertise, is helping to improve the productivity of agricultural crops.

Ghanaian Mr Albert Yeboah Obeng of Foresight Generation Club, who will discuss the contribution new initiat…………… continues on AllAfrica.com

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The impact of e-learning in the workplace
News from Times of Malta:

E-learning is one of the most important services powered by the internet. It has the potential to transform how and when employees learn and integrates a learning culture with the work environment.

E-learning is not only about training and instruction but also about learning that is tailored to an individual. It brings together different fields such as online training, web-based training and technology driven instruction. Computers, tablets and smartphones facilitate and enhance the approach towards e-learning.

Today’s workplace is defined by a new employer-employee relationship. The employer provides the tools such as e-learning whereas employees have to manage and develop their skills and employability and ultimately are responsible for maintaining the value they add to the company.

E-learning can motivate employees to invest more time and energy in workplace learning. The key is that the alternative and flexible learning environments allowed by technology can reduce the obstacles and practical difficulties of scheduling learning activities around work schedules. The result is a more personal commitment and control over learning.

Research suggests that there is no significant difference in educational outcome between e-learning and traditional learning. This means that goals can be achieved irrespective of the…………… continues on Times of Malta

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Mar 25th

eLearning 2015 to focus on ICT for education in rural Africa

eLearning 2015 to focus on ICT for education in rural Africa
News from PC Tech Magazine:

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High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.

Reports indicate that over 70 per cent of African workers are employed in farming and the role ICTs can play in boosting agricultural growth has been identified by the African Union as a key factor in making a reality of its 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent.”

The subject has been described as “critical” by African political leaders and will be one of the matters under discussion at a roundtable meeting for education and technology ministers at the conference.

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. As the largest annual conference of its kind, the three-day event is a must for those wanting to develop multinational and cross-industry partnerships and contacts whilst enhancing their knowledge, expertise and abilities.

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Oct 13th

Ethiopia to host eLearning Africa 2015

Ethiopia to host eLearning Africa 2015
News from HumanIPO:

Ethiopia will host this year’s eLearning Africa which is also the tenth anniversary edition and which will be held under the patronage of the Ethiopian government.

The conference, which is the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20th – 22nd, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government.

Speaking of Ethiopia’s decision to host the event, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael said, “My government is pleased to host eLearning Africa as this is a conference returning to Ethiopia, where my government joined arms with ICWE in conceiving and launching the first eLearning Africa platform on African soil.”

“ eLearning Africa 2015 will create an opportunity to reflect on the 10 year  journey traversed by eLearning Africa since its first conference in Addis Ababa. Furthermore, Ethiopia, as the seat of the African Union, welcomes conferences that bring together African policy makers and experts once more back to their home,” he added.

Rebecca Stromeyer CEO of ICWE GmbH and Founder of eLearning Africa said: “During its ten-year history, the conference has led to an explosion of new ideas, new projects, new agreements and new partnerships…………… continues on HumanIPO

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E-learning fails to gain foothold in Vietnam
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Many e-learning websites, even free-of-charge platforms, have told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the number of Vietnamese people using their services for studying is small and unstable.

Zuni.vn, one such site, has seen a strong decrease in its number of users over the last few months.

The Vietnamese site said it had over one million visitors in April, May and June, but this figure decreased to around 700,000 per month for July and August.

In the meantime, the number of people registering to learn at the site in May and June was 20,957 and 40,278, respectively, and then fell sharply to 9,624 and 5,399 in July and August.

“This may be because the period from April to June was when students studied for the high school graduation and university entrance exams, so the number of learners sharply increased,” a Zuni.vn representative shared. “Then it decreased after the exams.”

According to several other online educational websites, Vietnamese users currently access their services only when they need to search for information, and have no long-term study plan.

Only Khan Academy, a world famous online educational website which introduces lessons in the form of videos and does not require fixed learning schedules, expressed optimism over the situation.

“During the last 12 months, we have received more t…………… continues on Tuoitrenews

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Oct 11th

Enriching Tomorrow: eLearning Africa 2015 Returns to Ethiopia

Enriching Tomorrow: eLearning Africa 2015 Returns to Ethiopia
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Location: The African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Rebecca Stromeyer, CEO of ICWE GmbH and Founder of eLearning Africa, joined Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Ethiopia, today (Wednesday) to announce that the annual eLearning Africa conference will return to Ethiopia, the country of its inauguration, for its tenth anniversary edition.

The conference, which is the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20th – 22nd, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government. Speaking of Ethiopia’s decision to host the event, H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael said, “My government is pleased to host eLearning Africa as this is a conference returning to Ethiopia, where my government joined arms with ICWE in conceiving and launching the first eLearning Africa platform on African soil. eLearning Africa 2015 will create an opportunity to reflect on the 10 year journey traversed by eLearning Africa since its first conference in Addis Ababa. Furthermore, Ethiopia, as the seat of the African Union, welcomes conferences that bring together African policy makers and experts once more back to…………… continues on SciDev.Net

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Sep 6th

E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa

E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa
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Can e-learning support the development of the continent’s young workforce?

The eLearning Africa Report 2014, published by International Communications, Worldwide Events, compiled recent research on e-learning in Africa and took a broader look at how the continent’s communications infrastructure affects how Africans are learning on the job and in school.

According to the report, e-learning professionals in Africa are confident about the future, a feeling bolstered by the growing economy, as well as increasing access to Internet and a growing content sector. Africa has the highest growth rates in telecommunications in the world, with rocketing mobile-cellular subscription rates (predicted to reach 69 percent by the end of 2014). Mobile-broadband subscription rates also are growing and are predicted to reach 19 percent by the end of 2014. This increasing penetration of mobile broadband creates a demand for locally relevant content and applications, forming a subsector of the African e-learning industry.

According to Ambient Insight, a market research firm, e-learning in 16 African countries is just over 15 percent, with revenues expected to reach to $ 512.7 million in 2016. Ambient Insight suggests three catalysts of the boom in the African e-learning market: wide-scale digitization of academic content,…………… continues on T+D

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eLearning Lab resources just a click away
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CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Public Library offers eLearning Lab, a new option on the library’s catalog. The eLearning Lab provides easy access to three resourceful training tools: Atomic Training, Mango Languages and Learning Express.

Atomic Training is a comprehensive online database of how-to training sessions, covering popular software and applications, including tutorials for Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google and the Cloud, as well as social networking applications. Patrons of the Charlevoix Public Library will have unlimited access to tutorials in the library or at home. These tutorials help patrons of all ages improve job skills and become more proficient in basic computer applications. Mobile device training is also available, allowing patrons to learn how to get the most out of their smartphones and tablets.

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Jun 25th

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |
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Prof. Abiola Awosika with the Ugandan Minister of ICT in Kampala

In May 2014, Kampala the Ugandan capital played host to the 9th edition of the largest gathering of eLearning professionals on the continent when the eLearning Africa 2014 conference held under the title “Opening frontiers to the future”.

The main focus of the eLearning Africa conference was to discuss the latest innovations, ideas, opportunities and challenges of using electronic media together with information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive development and education.

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National Civil Rights Museum Announces eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In With …
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon and the National Civil Rights Museum announced the development of a new eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In program modeled after the museum’s powerful “Standing Up By Sitting Down” exhibit. The eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will be a round-the-clock educational program serving middle school and high school students across the U.S.  The program will discuss in detail the Greensboro Four, the risks they faced and the spread of the sit-in strategy. It will promote a classroom discussion on the themes of nonviolence, system injustice, segregation by law and by choice, and inaction versus action, among others.

“We hope the eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will encourage students to gain an appreciation of diversity, while learning that every citizen can make a contribution and give back to his or her community,” said Barbara Andrews, director of education for the National Civil Rights Museum. “This grant enables students, teachers and parents from across the country to go online and learn about this important…………… continues on MarketWatch

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May 30th

E-learning speeds up progress in Africa

E-learning speeds up progress in Africa
News from Deutsche Welle:

Under the title “Opening frontiers to the future,” an international E-learning conference has been held in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. This technology is already bringing noticeable benefits to Africa.

More than 1,000 participants from 68 countries met in Uganda’s capital Kampala to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using electronic media together with information and communication technologies (ICT) – known for short as E-learning.

Africa profits immensely from E-learning. That, in a nutshell, was the message from Harold Elletson, a British expert who presented the latest E-learning report at the Kampala conference, for which more than 1,400 specialists in Africa were consulted.

Harold Elletson presented the latest facts and figures at the conference

“E-learning is making a huge difference in all sorts of ways, not only in education but also in other sectors of industry. It is a key factor in African economic growth and the potential for that growth as well,” Elletson told the conference participants.

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REA COLUMN By CHOOLWE KASAMU
IN LAST month’s column, we shared with you a story from Mulilansolo Mission in Chinsali district. In today’s edition, we share with you a story from a primary school in a remote area which has seen a great transformation after it was connected to electricity. 
In the era of new age technology, most villages or rural areas have lagged behind while their colleagues in urban areas quickly catch up with the technology advancements.

There are a number of factors that inhibit rural population from accessing latest technologies. In the Zambian scenario, lack of supporting infrastructure to drive the new technology like electricity is by and large the main cause.
However, through the development of electricity infrastructure under the rural electrification programme, some villages now have access to electricity. This development has changed many lives of the school-going children in rural Zambia.
At Sina Malima Primary School in Southern Province, lives of the leaners in all grades have greatly improved with the aid of e-leaning.
Located over 170km from the provincial capital Choma in the heart of the Zambezi Valley in Sinazongwe district, Sina Malima Primary School is now able to offer e-learning to its leaners, a fact which was never thought of 10 years ago despite its remote location.
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May 18th

eLearning Africa: DW at Africa’s No. 1 conference on e-learning

eLearning Africa: DW at Africa’s No. 1 conference on e-learning
News from Deutsche Welle:

DW participates in Africa’s leading conference about e-learning – presenting its successful edutainment program Learning by Ear – Crossroads Generation and reporting on the latest trends in the sector.

DW will take part in this year’s eLearning Africa Conference in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The theme of the meeting is “Opening Frontiers to the Future”. From May 28th to May 30th, leading experts will discuss how information and communication technology (ICT) can contribute to development and education across the continent.

DW staff will present DW’s new groundbreaking radio program Crossroads Generation at the conference. Part of the successful Learning by Ear educational program, Crossroads Generation is a radio drama about a group of African teenagers. In an entertaining way, listeners are introduced to a number of topics affecting young people in Africa today, such as xenophobia, drug abuse and education. A website, a Facebook page and video blogs complement the radio programs, making “Crossroads Generation” a truly interactive, cross-medial experience.

As part of a media partnership with eLearning Africa, DW will also report about the latest trends discussed at the conference on radio and Social Media. Topics discussed at the conference include how wikis can be used to preserve African history, how SMS can support…………… continues on Deutsche Welle

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Apr 17th

African education successes in focus at eLearning Africa conference

African education successes in focus at eLearning Africa conference
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By BiztechAfricaApril 14, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

For Asia Kamukama, innovation means a four-by-four with solar panels strapped to the roof, the boot containing all the equipment needed for a fully-functional ICT classroom. She is Executive Director of the Maendeleo Foundation, an organisation that makes computers available in areas of Uganda where there is no electricity or broadband Internet.

While infrastructure in the equatorial region is underdeveloped, it does have a key advantage: plentiful, reliable sunlight. Mobile solar classrooms, an ever more common sight trundling along the potholed roads of rural Africa, show that the creative use of an abundant resource can overcome disadvantages.

In this way the Maendeleo Foundation has reached 37,000 people in East Africa – 80% students, but also teachers and out-of-school groups: youth, women, farmers and local business people.

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Employees now use high quality technology – smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks or netbooks – in their everyday lives and also expect to be able to use them at work. Many HR departments have begun to embrace this shift, but many are still catching up – training, learning and development need to reflect the trend to online and mobile not simply because it is the ‘next big thing’ but because it can have genuine and measurable benefits.

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Apr 13th

eLearning Africa Conference kicks-off end of May, to focus on innovation

eLearning Africa Conference kicks-off end of May, to focus on innovation
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In an effort to unite developers, researchers, techies and teachers, the eLearning Africa Conference will be taking place from 28 to 30 May in Kampala, Uganda.

An annual event, this year the conference will run with the theme of Opening Frontiers to the Future to focus on some of the incredible innovations happening in the field of education and learning on the African continent.

Some of these innovations we’ve come across in recent years, and include startups such as Daptio and Serio.me or social projects such as the Maendeleo Foundation’s solar-powered ICT class rooms.

The same organisation behind the event, eLearning Africa Group, is also responsible for an annual report that found interesting and crucial stats, such as 30% of students use tablets in elearning and that 40% of practitioners create local content.

The event will feature sixty sessions that plan to highlight the diversity of technology and education and their impact in Africa. A selection of workshops will also be presented on 28 May where participants get the opportunity to learn hands-on skills for blogging, digital video authorship and digital entrepreneurship.

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Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 4,500 people across our various campus locations — Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

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