News, trends and resources on 21st century learning and teaching to empower students, teachers and parents in Kenya. For a compete list of education resources go to: http://kenyaschoolreport.com/resources
Proper education is a many-faceted endeavor. There’s no “one size fits all” plan. Some systems work, while others lag far behind. The worldwide average for educational attainment growth in 7.8 years. With first-world countries nearly doubling the average and accelerating growth in technical fields, third world countries are falling behind.
Hassan Ahmed is a Bachelors of Business Management final year student from Wajir. The Northern Kenya town has few high schools let alone institution of higher learning. Ahmed would have relocated to Nairobi or one of the major cities to get a chance to pursue a degree. But thanks to virtual campuses, Ahmed will graduate with a BBM degree next year.
“The virtual campus provides quality education and students have access to standard course materials and online lectures” says the Mount Kenya University student.
Student loans have become common among university students in Kenya. Most students who are joining campus see HELB loans as very necessary and cheap. However, there are guidelines that students ought to follow to ensure that they don’t graduate with so much debt and end up suffering in the long run.
I’ve been attempting to develop “lifelong learners” for longer than I’d like to admit. The concept has always been there, but the reality of developing learners has proven much more difficult than imagined.
How do you respond to someone when they ask you WHY they should use education technology? Do you get flustered and attempt to walk them through an array of apps and web tools that can help them save time, reduce friction in the classroom, and more? If you’re an Edudemic reader, then you probably already use edtech and are happy to walk others through those exact points.
Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's a guide to our coverage of massive open online courses. Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOCs—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle's coverage of MOOCs.
Dozens of British universities began offering free online courses on Wednesday through a collective portal, joining a global trend started in the United States that opens higher education to the masses.
They are initially offering 20 courses including causes of war from King’s College London, studio production from Queen’s University Belfast and introductory particle physics from the University of Edinburgh.
The annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Technology Review, released the annual list of 35 innovators under 35 years. The 2013 list includes inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers from across the globe. The judges picked the finalists on the originality and impact of their work. Kenyan Evans Wadongo made the cut on this prestigious list.
Here are the brilliant young people using technology to solve complex, community and common problems in the world.
Teachers are on Twitter every minute of every day. There are daily hashtag chats where educators from around the globe collaborate, share interesting tidbits, and make lifelong connections never before possible. There are people with tens of thousands of followers who are viewed as thought and opinion leaders. It’s a minute-by-minute pulse of the education world.
Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms. Let's take a closer look:
From zombies to cryptography, there are a ton of awesome free online courses you should consider taking this Fall. They're all free, run by entertaining and educational (edutainment anyone?) teachers who will teach you a bit more than you expected.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said the government will raise the standard of education to achieve and maintain basic school enrollment at 100 per cent. Speaking in Eldoret, he said transition to secondary, tertiary and university level will be scaled up by knocking down barriers hindering access to education. “I repeat this: by 'every Kenyan', I mean that no Kenyan will be left behind in the transformation of education, economy and our nation,” the President said.
From technology that helps homebound students “attend” school remotely, to resources that connect students with speech and occupational therapists online, new therapy delivery models are transforming how millions of students are receiving special-education services nationwide.
With the generous support of PresenceLearning, we’ve assembled this collection of resources to help you understand how innovations in special-education services are opening up new possibilities in blended-learning models. These innovations point to a more engaged and inclusive model—and a higher quality of service—for students and their schools.
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