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Internet users in Kenya now at 17.38 million

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Kenya's information and communications sector appears to be on course according to the latest Julisha survey phase two findings.
The report, conducted by International Data Corporation indicates that Internet usage rose from 10.99 million to 17.38 million users for the period between 2010 and 2011. The report however recommends that skills development in the fast growing sector is still wanting and recommends more training and generation of content by application developers. NTV's Aby Agina has the latest from the tech end.

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Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities - About Health Degrees

Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities - About Health Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The findings in this first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities are sobering. Drawing on data from 54 low- and middle-income countries, the report concludes that 38% lack access to even rudimentary levels of water, 19% lack sanitation and 35% do not have water and soap for handwashing. When a higher level of service is factored in, the situation deteriorates significantly. A number of areas require urgent action and WHO will work with UNICEF, Governments and other partners to develop a global plan to address the most pressing needs and ensure that all health care facilities have WASH services.

 


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10 Power Women Shaping Africa's Private Equity ...

10 Power Women Shaping Africa's Private Equity ... | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
With only 7.6 percent of the of top private equity positions in Africa are held by women, compared to over 10.6 percent in Asia.

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Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology

Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Carbon3D has just unveiled a groundbreaking new 3D printing process which could revolutionize the industry. Their new Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) process is between 25 and 100 times faster faster than current technology. The CLIP technology works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin.

 


Read more: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/carbon3d-unveils-breakthrough-clip-3d-printing-technology/#ixzz3VQqFy1Qy

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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añada su visión ...

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees

Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

As the name suggests, adult education programs prepare you to work with adult learners. The programs are based on adult learning philosophy, known as andragogy. In andragogy, learners are assumed to be self-motivated, self-directed, and have accumulated life experiences that need to be accounted for in course design and delivery. 

Campus-based and online education in adult education programs can lead to interesting and satisfying careers facilitating learning in adults.  This page provides information on what is studied in these programs, where you can study them, what the prospects are after completion, and more.

 


Read more: http://abouteducationdegrees.com/adult-education-degree/#ixzz3UCRJdFOg

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Linking Generations Through Radio: Toolkit for Radio with Youth

Linking Generations Through Radio: Toolkit for Radio with Youth | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

UNESCO’s radio toolkit – Linking Generations through Radio – is an open access document, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. The majority may listen to radio but the likelihood they are invited to regularly produce interviews and programmes, express their information needs or their opinions about productions made for them is very low.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 10, 12:50 PM

This looks like a useful resource for anyone interested in doing a project on radio.

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Helping Learners Get The Most Out Of Online Discussions

Helping Learners Get The Most Out Of Online Discussions | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Online discussions are the lifeblood of an online class. Without rich, ongoing discussions, learning is minimized. However, many online courses don’t help online learners understand how to post a new idea or response; the types of communications or posts that contribute to learning or share examples of good posts. As a result, online learners are often left to their own devices with many online discussions stalling or sinking to a level of mediocrity."


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ICTPHMS's curator insight, March 6, 2:38 PM

I enjoyed this article; especially when my students are using their blogs to communicate on Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship discussions. 

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CAI in mathematics at elementary level in Pakistan - Masters and PhDs

CAI in mathematics at elementary level in Pakistan - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This IJEDICT article is about CAI in mathematics at elementary level in Pakistan. The major objective of the study was to elicit the effect of three instructional methods for teaching of mathematics on low, average and high achiever elementary school students. Three methods: traditional instructional method, computer assisted instruction (CAI) and teacher facilitated mathematics learning software were employed for the teaching of three chapters of six class mathematics textbook (Integers, Algebra and Geometry). Interactive software was developed, using the contents of these three chapters.

 



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ICT4RED: Use of tablets in rural education in South Africa - Masters and PhDs

ICT4RED: Use of tablets in rural education in South Africa - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In an endeavour to find solutions to the country’s improving but ailing education the South African government through some of its department is attempting to find out if the introduction of technology in the class room has the promised potential to improve teaching and learning. The paper is based on a pilot study currently underway in Cofimvaba in Eastern Cape Province where tablets have been introduced in a number of schools to teachers. The paper used Cofimvaba ICT4RED initiative as a case study.

Read more: http://masters-phds.com/ict4red-use-of-tablets-in-rural-education-in-south-africa/#ixzz3Sp7ONJrh

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New Learning, New Society - by Stephen Downes

Talk given to the Chang School at Ryerson University outline the weakness of traditional models of online learning and arguing instead for a student-centered and self-organized system.

 
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Agro-students’ appraisal of online registration of academic courses - Masters and PhDs

Agro-students’ appraisal of online registration of academic courses - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

With integration of information technology tool for academic course registration in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the study assessed the agro-students’ appraisal of the online tool for course registration. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 325 agro-students; and validated and reliable questionnaire was used for collection of data on the study objectives.

 


Read more: http://masters-phds.com/agro-students-appraisal-of-online-registration/#ixzz3SZQELjoqStudents’; appraisal of online registration in Nigerian Uni courses: convenient for course registration, reduced stress, guaranteed examination eligibility

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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement -- Campus Technology

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement -- Campus Technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

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1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com

1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Have you been thinking about authoring an elearning course (Life as a 360 Author), but are having a hard time getting a sense of how much content to create to end up with about an hour of seat time?

The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Note that these are guidelines only. Design for actual courses should reflect learner needs with respect to course objectives.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 12:02 PM

What's it take to author an e-learning module with 1 hour of seat time?  For a solid estimate and a fine outline on how to build an e-learning module read this article! 

Sue Walsh's curator insight, March 26, 5:54 PM

It reinforces the importance of wise up front choices to maximise ROI!!

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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.

The essence of visual thinking is to convert your text-based information to images and text that show concepts and the flow of ideas. I like the way Dave Gray describes it as a way to “move beyond the linear world of the written word, lists, and spreadsheets and entering the non-linear world of spatial relationships, networks, maps, and diagrams.”

 

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Visit Australia with Eric Ripert

Visit Australia with Eric Ripert | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Michelin three-star chef, author and TV personality Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City will take you on an insider's view of his culinary adventures as he travels the globe for creative inspiration including Australia.  Ripert explores the people, places, cultures and ingredients of Australia.

 


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6 Tips To Create The Perfect Pervasive eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Create The Perfect Pervasive eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Pervasive eLearning experiences offer learners the chance to learn whenever, wherever, making it one of the most effective social learning approaches in use today. In this article, Christopher Pappas


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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."

 

Tags: Africa, colonialism, borders, political, language, ethnicity.


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Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 25, 7:40 PM

Africa is the most diverse continent in the world. With 1,000 to 2,000 language being spoken there. Africa also holds the world’s 20 most ethnically diverse countries. This article says that this diversity is partially due how European powers divided up sections of the continent with no regard to how the residents would adapt. There are also other countries that have tried to/or colonized African countries which has further diversified Africa. The Largest City is Lagos in Nigeria with over 8 Million people

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 26, 10:42 AM

It is mind-boggling how this beautiful continent is studied so little in America.  For some reason, Africa is not glorified as a ethnic melting-pot or a growing economy.  This article and subsequent maps detail how special Africa really is.  Most people think of Africa as having one race and ethnicity living in a dry desert.  This could not be further from the truth.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 4:53 PM

Truly amazing of how diverse Africa is.  They call America the melting pot of the world, but Africa's diversity as a continent is baffeling. It makes sense due to all of the different tribes and countries who have ruled land here over the last few thousand years, but still amazes me when you look at the numbers, especially the fact that there are 2000 languages spoken here.  The ethnographic map was the craziest map in my opinion.  No surprise that there conflict arising constantly in Africa's countries.

 

 

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konoz for creating online video based courses

konoz for creating online video based courses | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

konoz is a vibrant community of great teachers and passionate learners. We encourage and support great creators who make their content free.


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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 14, 4:15 AM

Facilite la transmission des connaissances par le visuel.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 10, 4:28 AM

An alternative way to make money from educational videos?

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.


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adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2:40 AM

Je crois toujours que les tablets sont le futur pour l'enseignement supérieur. Un des problèmes sont de trouver les outils qui servent vos objectifs pédagogiques. Cette article peut aider.

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The worth of a degree - Masters and PhDs

The worth of a degree - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

What is the worth of a degree? Some commentators maintain that degrees are a waste of time and money. It is certainly true that they are expensive in the US and many students find themselves to be in serious debt at the end of their studies. So is it worthwhile getting a degree?

The answer to this question depends on how you define ‘worth’. If you define it in terms of getting a job, then as the BLS analysis shows, you are more likely to be unemployed without a degree. If you define ‘worth’ in terms of earning potential, then you are more likely to earn more with a degree than without one. So, if worth is measured by earnings and employment prospects, then numerically a degree looks worthwhile.

 



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Kenya Climate Innovation Center launches first crowdfunding program in East Africa | infoDev

Kenya Climate Innovation Center launches first crowdfunding program in East Africa | infoDev | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) — an initiative of the World Bank and its global entrepreneurship program infoDev — has officially launched the first-ever support program for crowdfunding in East Africa. In its pilot phase, the program has helped six clean-tech ventures design, develop, and launch their online crowdfunding campaigns.

 



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Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments

Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
I joined Audrey Watters, Philipp Schmidt, Stephen Downes, and Jeremy Friedberg in Toronto last week, to give a talk at Digital Learning Reimagined, an event hosted and organized by Ryerson University s Chang School.

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45 Free Stock Images for E-learning

45 Free Stock Images for E-learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Here are 45 free stock images for you to use in your e-learning courses. They are curated from the free stock images available via Unsplash.com.


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Measurement invariance of the UTAUT constructs in the Caribbean - Masters and PhDs

Measurement invariance of the UTAUT constructs in the Caribbean - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This article employs confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the factorial validity and the cross-national comparability of the UTAUT constructs with respect to mobile learning in higher education in four Caribbean countries. Except for the measurement of one factor, the UTAUT constructs exhibit adequate reliability and validity.



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