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The Innovative Use of Mobile Applications in East Africa

The report from Sida, published in June, describes trends and challenges as well as opportunities for scaling up mobile applications. The report focuses on East Africa and evidence is drawn from statistics and secondary data from 2008 and 2009. The report identifies and describes a range of mobile...

Ministers discuss education & the knowledge society

The 5th eLearning Africa Conference in Lusaka, Zambia, saw ministers, diplomats and government officials from Angola, Finland, Kenya, Liberia, the Netherlands, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, gather for a Ministerial Round Table to discuss and explore key issues...

'Web' documentary considers the power of connectivity

Righteous pictures, a film production company that produces social change documentaries, is in the process of producing a film about universal connectivity which will treat such heavy-weight themes as the internet’s potential for fostering universal goodness or unleashing global catastrophe. ...

Report says LAC policies have not progressed beyond rhetoric

The report, entitled Public policies for the information society: a shared vision? by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) does not so much concern itself with whether or not LAC country ICT polices share a vision, as much as it is concerned with describing why...

Is 1:1 computing an affordable educational investment?

A panel of four authorities on the subject of ICTs in Education took a position on this question at e-Learning Africa's highly anticipated closing debate on May 28th in Lusaka, Zambia. Unfortunately the motion statement in which this core question was embedded was long, containing a number of...

Two days to go to ELA

Two days to go to ELA 2010. The Mulungushi International Conference Centre is bustling with activity as ELA’s organisers ICWE (based in Germany) manage a small army of personnel. Troops of people receive regular group briefings on a litany of tasks that must be executed to organise the largest ICT...

Rwanda creates ICT TPD road map

In May 2010 GeSCI working with the H2 consultancy group and on the invitation of the MINEDUC Rwanda, revisited schools and institutions to conduct interviews and clarify progress in ICT use with regard to the six ICT TPD matrix domains of policy, curriculum and assessment, ICT, organization and...

Survey reveals key insights into ICT4E in India and South Asia

The recently published infoDev survey on ICTs in Education for India and South Asia hopes to serve as a framework of reference for policy makers. The survey which focuses on ICT use at the primary and secondary levels of education reveals several key insights, including: 1. Successful ICT4E...

"Most investment in technology in schools is wasted. Discuss."

On April 21st infoDev will launch the first draft of its Survey of Information and Communication Technology for Education in India & South Asia at the World Bank office at Lodi Estate in New Delhi, India. The launch will feature a live debate accompanied by the motion "Most investment in technology...

GeSCI to co-host Ministerial Round Table at e-Learning Africa

GeSCI in collaboration with ICWE (ELA organisers) and IICD, will co-host a Ministerial Round Table (RT) on May 26th at ELA, Lusaka, Zambia. The RT will relate GeSCI's ICT in Education Meta-review findings to issues relating to leadership and capacity in ICTs in Education. The Permanent Secretary of...

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