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ELA African Round Up Part 2

GESCI participated in two important sessions at ELA the day before the full conference opened. The first was the Ministerial Round Table – Education Access, Quality and Equity for African Youth. The Roundtable was supported by GESCI, IICD, UNECA and AADLC under the patronage of The United Republic...

ELA Africa Round Up Part 1

I'm back from an invigorating three days at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam. The theme of this year's event was ICT for Development, Education and Training. My first reaction on learning of the location of the conference centre was less than positive, as I imagined hours spent in thick traffic...

The Situation in Tanzania

We’ve just published a situational analysis of Tanzania’s ICT in Education landscape for the purpose of problem identification. This analysis has helped us to understand the main education issues and to determine the country’s interest in using ICT for Education, as well as progress made in...

'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...

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...

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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