As technology continues to drive development in Africa and fuel the economic growth of economies, the eLearning Africa Report 2015 helps paint the picture of the pace of change and how different sectors can accelerate the upward momentum.
With contributions from practitioners, policymakers, teachers, business leaders, activists and authors working throughout Africa, it provides a comprehensive overview of the impact technology is having on education and development throughout the continent.
The report basically sets out a vision and a set of strategies for the future development and management of learning technologies at UBC, a large Tier-1 research university in Canada. Although produced by a small Project Committee, it is the outcome of extensive discussions throughout the university and also externally with other institutions with successful learning technology strategies.
Ahead of World Education Forum 2015, Bank Group says poor education quality has ‘serious consequences’ for ending extreme poverty
Paul West's insight:
"Despite much progress, 121 million children around the world remain out of primary and lower secondary school. Most of these kids are the hardest to reach, due to poverty, gender barriers, remoteness, and disability. The new global goal for 2030 is not only to get all the remaining children in school but also make sure they are learning the literacy, math, and non-cognitive skills they need to escape extreme poverty, share in the benefits of economic growth, and drive innovation and job creation."
You’ve probably heard that virtual worlds like Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Second Life are fun. But did you know that they are also unique and engaging learning environments that offer unparalleled opportunities for student collaboration and creativity?
Do your employees trust you? Most of them probably don’t, or at least not fully. It is hurting your workers’ performance and your ability to implement policy.How do you know if you have a trust problem? How can you know if your change efforts are working?According a survey by Harvard business school Professor Emeritus, James Heskett, only 30 percent to 69 percent of employees agreed with the statement, "In my office, management is trusted.” The numbers coincided with the financial performance of each organization, he added.It is easy to understand how trust is connected
Lectures and lecturers will have to adapt to modern times in order to stay relevant.
Paul West's insight:
"The very birth of the lecture comes from medieval times, when books were difficult to make and experts were few and far between. Back in those days, the best way to record knowledge was for a monk to stand up the front of the room and recite the passages from a manuscript or book, while the novices below him hurriedly wrote down exactly what was said"
“The debate over the advantages and disadvantages of online education heated up recently after news broke that Arizona State University (ASU) will offer its incoming students the option of a traditional freshman year – or one that is completely online. ...”
The University of Illinois’ College of Business at Urbana-Champaign did the unthinkable this week. It agreed to put the entire MBA curriculum of a new and innovative program online for free.Yes, the school says the actual degree would cost about $20,000, which is about a third or less of the cost of online MBAs from universities of similar stature (see Breakthrough: A Top 50 MBA For $20,000). But that’s only if you want the piece of parchment paper that no one ever asks for anyway. Otherwise, you can take the complete degree in 18 or more separate courses at no cost whatsoeve
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