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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
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It includes a final mention of wearables. I wonder if we can expect more innovation here...

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.
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Africa needs more coders - and its easier to learn than you might think!

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Internet operators explore improving African interconnections

Internet operators explore improving African interconnections | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
While there have been infrastructure investments in Africa over the last eight years, most Internet content accessed in local markets is still hosted abroad -- a topic that is being addressed this week at a meeting in Dakar, Senegal.

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Africa has the tech infrastructure to make kids rich, now let's bring out the skills

Africa has the tech infrastructure to make kids rich, now let's bring out the skills | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Cool kids are coding because it is fun and they can get rich from it too, but curricula needs to improve if even more are to gain.

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Infrastructure? check. Support? check. Skills? hmmmm....  What skills should we gift the children of Africa for the digital economy?

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Speexx receives International E-Learning Award - Training Press ...

Speexx receives International E-Learning Award - Training Press ... | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Speexx is celebrated as an innovative blended learning provider by the International E-Learning Awards Association.
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Language learning on steroids!

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The 70-20-10 Model - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

The 70-20-10 Model - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
This is part of an exclusive interview that Charles Jennings gave to Learnnovators. In this interview, Charles shares his insights on the significance of the 70:20:10 Model for organizational development in today’s world.
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Really interesting!  Will this become the 80-15-5 model?

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Mobile set to rock SA Internet

Mobile set to rock SA Internet | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Consumer spending on Internet access in South Africa will reach approximately R59.6 billion by 2017, up from R19.8 billion in 2012.

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Khan Academy en Français

Khan Academy en Français | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it

Les valeurs de BSF et Khan Academy sont très proches mais c’est d’abord pour trois raisons principales que BSF adapte aujourd’hui la Khan Academy en français.

La traduction de la KA s’inscrit dans la réflexion que porte BSF sur les bibliothèques du futur. A l’heure des nouvelles technologies, la bibliothèque doit se réinventer et être accessible à distance, par tous, via internet. En adaptant la Khan Academy en Français, BSF contribue ainsi au développement des MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) en France. Véritables bibliothèques de contenus à lire, à voir ou à écouter, les MOOCs deviennent...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Great news for French Africa: Khan Academy being translated into French

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List of 9 free educational websites

List of 9 free educational websites | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
With internet, access to free education is possible, but with increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies its potential is hindered.
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Laptops that run on the sun

Laptops that run on the sun | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
LondWeWi Telecommunications unveils solar-powered computer to be sold, initially, in Ghana
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Wow this is promising. Charge your laptop in the sun for 2 hours - work for 10 hours.

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eLearning Africa Report 2013

eLearning Africa Report 2013 | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. An Annual Event for Building eLearning Capacities in Africa.

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Get your free eLearning Africa report here.

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, June 5, 2013 3:27 AM

Interessante ..... 

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10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
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Announcing the New and Improved 2013 Edition of the Free Education Technology Resources eBook

Announcing the New and Improved 2013 Edition of the Free Education Technology Resources eBook | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
This popular resource provides 115 pages of free applications and resources and insights into how educators are using them in today's classrooms! This digital
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Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
10 eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 Infographic shows elearning professionals what to follow in the coming year.

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Which do you agree with? Anything else you would add?

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Vodacom tests superfast 4G in SA

Vodacom tests superfast 4G in SA | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Vodacom has launched its next development in 4G technology, capable of downloading an entire 1Gb movie in less than a minute,this being the first time that this has been achieved on a live mobile network in South Africa using a smartphone.

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Learning videos for Africa is becoming viable. I hope the other networks on the continent follow suit - and make it affordable!

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The biggest free Wi-Fi city in SA

The biggest free Wi-Fi city in SA | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Tshwane says it will lay claim to being the largest provider of free Wi-Fi in South Africa.

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Theophilus's curator insight, July 30, 2014 3:35 AM

Although the business provider that makes this possible offers only 250mb per day, it is a start, and those who start something instead of sitting around and criticizing, bemoaning, complaining. certainly have my vote.


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5 Best Formats while Considering M-learning [Video]

5 Best Formats while Considering M-learning [Video] | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
M-learning is today the most preferred learning method. This post shares some mLearning delivery formats., let us have a look at it.Read more ›
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Smartphones to outnumber feature phones in Kenya by end of 2013

Smartphones to outnumber feature phones in Kenya by end of 2013 | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Smartphone sales will surpass those of feature phones in Kenya if current trends continue.
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Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation

Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Mobile phone ownership across the continent is rocketing, but can it expand higher education’s reach and quality?

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Envisioning the future of education technology

Envisioning the future of education technology | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Speculating about emerging technologies. (By futurist Michell Zappa)

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pru's curator insight, September 16, 2013 6:13 PM
A role for algorithm in personalisation. Considers classroom, studio and virtual scenarios, and opening of information.
myphronesis's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:54 PM

Impact of rapid pace of emerging technologies on school systems... Always: 'not about the technology, but what we do with it' and everything in moderation.

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Africa set to contribute to rapid 2014 LTE growth

Africa set to contribute to rapid 2014 LTE growth | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Another 18 countries are expected to get LTE networks by the end of 2013, although it is not clear whether any of those will come from Africa.

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Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box for Schools in Sierra Leone

Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box for Schools in Sierra Leone | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it

We want to put thousands of open education materials available on the internet and those developed by trained local teachers in Sierra Leone base on their curriculum in the hands of students and teachers mainly in communities/districts/towns/villages/chiefdoms were textbooks, electricity, internet, computers, science labs are libraries are not reliable or existing.

 

 


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VINCENT M. ABEDI's comment, July 13, 2013 10:43 AM
can this solar powered open educationlibrary in a box for schools in Sierra Leone be transfer to Ghana for a biger market and will like to become a local partner in Ghana
VINCENT M. ABEDI's comment, July 13, 2013 10:44 AM
is it possible for us to meet
Online Africa's comment, July 13, 2013 12:51 PM
Hi Vincent, It looks like a man named Tamba Lamin (based in New York City), is the contact of this project. He can be contacted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tamba.lamin and the Library in a Box page is at https://www.facebook.com/SolarPoweredOpenEducationLibraryInABox.
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The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now

The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
I guess we all knew the MOOC bubble would burst sometime, but I'm saying it's happened this week - it just doesn't know it yet. The reason? Commercial MOOC providers have started making noises about becoming elearning courseware providers for...
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A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month

A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month | mLearnAfrica | Scoop.it
Bridge International Academies in Kenya offers a fast-growing model for providing affordable education to poor children on a grand scale.

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More initiatives like this please.

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