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All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (42)

Getting Books Into the Hands of Learners: The Tracking and Tracing Books Global Prize

In Arlington County, Virginia, where I recently had two kids in elementary school, I knew there were a variety of “garden” paths for my children to have access to textbooks and other reading materials – in their classrooms, nearby libraries and at home. Unfortunately, in the majority of the countries where I work in…


Added by Michael Hanson on February 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Should Indonesia be Teaching Technology in Schools?

Did you know that Indonesia launched a new curriculum last year that removed information technology, among other subjects, in favor of Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies? Of course the move was controversial, as the information technology and communications (TIK) subject was recently created by the government, and technology skills are seen by many in and outside…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 17, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Online Colleges and e-Learning Excellence Guidebook

AC Online: Accredited College Search Tool has recently created an e-learning guidebook on Online Colleges and E-Learning Best Practices.

The main goal of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 15, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

10 Things To Know About Education Around The World

Education is a concern to most people around the globe. Whether you’re pursuing your own education, worrying about the education of your child, or educating others, education really is a pretty universal concern. Those concerns, however, vary widely depending on where you are in the world and the background you come from. Students from wealthier nations worry about what college they’re going to go to or if they can afford to go to private vs public school while students from less developed,…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Who needs textbooks? 'Zambian iPad' goes to school

(CNN) -- Whether it's learning how to read and write or setting up your own farm, a Zambian computer tablet -- known as the ZEduPad -- is trying to open up the country's information highway.

The brain child of British tech entrepreneur Mark Bennett, the ZEduPad principally teaches users basic numeracy and literacy skills, aimed at primary school…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 27, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Ethiopian educational mobile app set for launch...

Ethiopian startup AhadooTec is set to launch an educational mobile app to make study materials more accessible and to serve as a personalised learning platform, in efforts to boost secondary education in the country.

AhadooTec’s app – to launch in April – offers an interactive and personalised learning platform aimed at secondary school students, making educational…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 8, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Appropriate use of technology in early childhood education

Managing a child care program involves many complex tasks and daily challenges. To succeed in our digital information age, child care professionals need access to technology; technology training; opportunities for online learning and professional development; access to the wealth of information, resources, and services available on the Internet; and the ability to…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peer 2 Peer Self Organized Learning Environments

Greetings! It has been a while since I have posted an update to my work that is relevant to the Telecentre movement. I was very excited to contribute a chapter to the Handbook

If you are not familiar with the p2p movement it would be worthwhile checking it out. I was honored to have Sugata Mitra comment on the chapter

I'm currently working on a companion…


Added by Jan Herder on January 10, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Connect a School, Connect a Community project inaugurated in Sri Lanka

ICT education to reach 8500 students in 33 provincial schools

Geneva, 5 December 2013 – ITU has selected Sri Lanka as one of five countries for the ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community’ project. Following the completion of a ‘Connect a school, Connect a Community’ project in Akuressa, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) initiated this project with ITU to extend the scope to cover 33 schools on the entire…


Added by Vida Gabe on December 5, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments

A technology revolution in Kenya's schools

When parents in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, found out that two schools in the vicinity had “special” new computers, they started signing their children up to attend.

Such was the level of interest that Amaf Primary and Elim Academy in Kawangware, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, now both have waiting lists,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 18, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Computer Project for Young Kids

The entire project is estimated to cost some Sh50 billion to target over 1.3 million pupils in public primary schools. Government documents indicate that some 425,000 pupils will be the first beneficiaries of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) program to start in January next year.

The costs should include training of teachers and for electricity connection to various primary schools.

Kaimenyi however insisted that the Jubilee Government would work hard to ensure…


Added by chrispine otieno on October 18, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

ICT can be used to best effect in P-route schools to identify valuable progress

ICTpost Education Bureau

Over the last hundred years the design of schools, the curriculum, teacher roles, student roles and organisational structures have all evolved together and just like an ecosystem, are now entwined in complex interrelationships. Research is continuing to demonstrate that changes are needed to improve the system but there is a nervousness and…


Added by Seu Yapa on September 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ICT for an inclusive education

If you've ever been in Loreto, Peru and sailed in the Amazonas, you were surely impressed with the immensity of the jungle, so warm and endless. A jungle that leaves towns hidden behind the vegetation.

One of these towns is called New Arica, where the #62377 Elementary Education Institution is located, with its 44 students and only one multilevel…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on August 25, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Educators welcome govt decision to introduce ICT in schools in Ivory Coast

Educators in Ivory Coast say they welcome the government’s decision to introduce ICT as a new subject at grassroots level.

“Now the government is talking, and finally doing something about promoting ICT education,” schoolteacher Paul Aka told Biztechafrica.

”We have some of the lowest computer literacy levels in the region, and even in the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 16, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Ghana ICT for education plan on track

The Ghana government has provided 459 schools and institutions with fully furnished and equipped ICT laboratories and Internet access.

This is according to the Minister for Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, says so far, 38 colleges of education, 37 national vocational training institutes, 26 technical institutes, 10 youth leadership…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 6, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments

Free online courses from the world's leading universities.

Telecentres have over time been known for information access and digital literacy initiatives. One of the areas some have explored is e-learning which forms a great way to enable learning.

A few recommendations from that are applicable to telecentres include…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Ministers Hail UWI E-Book Project

Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has hailed the University 

of the West Indies’ (UWI) electronic book (e-book) initiative, noting that it 

will save students significant sums in textbook costs.

Under the project, being piloted in the medical faculty, students will be able 

to digitally access all their texts and journals at a fraction of the cost of 

printed material.

Speaking at the official launch on Tuesday, February 19, at the…


Added by Vida Gabe on March 1, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Broadband 'the missing link' in global access to education - New report from the Broadband Commission highlights strategies for leveraging high-speed networks to realize dream of 'Education for All'

Geneva, 25 February 2013 - Broadband networks have the potential to radically alter the education landscape, creating prestigious new centres of learning in the developing world, extending access to distance learning programmes to outlying communities, and helping poorer countries retain high-performing students who can help lift their nations out of poverty by serving as local entrepreneurs, researchers and policy-makers, according to a new report just released by the Broadband Commission…


Added by Vida Gabe on February 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The ‘brilliant’ bus: Has knowledge, will travel

She calls it Estella’s Brilliant Bus, and she uses it to bring computer-based learning to some of the most forgotten schoolchildren in America.

Estella Mims Pyform grew up in these backwaters, a daughter of the segregated South who started working…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 7, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

The Innovation Ecosystem in East Africa

Source: Semacraft

"Many investors see East Africa’s strong growth potential as a driver of better investment performance than in South Africa: This is a huge shift in private equity attitudes toward Africa, which have been historically focused on South Africa. East African investment potential is seen as roughly on par with West Africa, where similar growth dynamics are at play.”…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 14, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

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