The eLearning Africa Report 2014

Various authors, 21st Century Fluency Project, Jun 18, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Here's the 'speed read' from the SciDev summary:

  • Researchers surveyed 1,444 ICT experts across 55 African countries
  • They found laptops, smartphones, tablets and mobile phones as key to e-learning
  • Experts call for increased Internet connectivity in Africa to aid e-learning

These are findings from the e-Learning Africa report, recently released at a conference in Kenya (the link downloads a summary; under the terms of the CC license, I've uploaded a copy (136 page PDF) as an enclosure to this post - if you want to download from them you have to fill out a form giving them your personal information). The report includes:

  • Binyavanga Wainaina's 88 eLearning aphorisms
  • An interview with ITU Development Director Brahima Sanou
  • Paul Boateng on Nelson Mandela's education legacy
  • UNECA's Aida Opoku-Mensah on the post-2015 development agenda
  • A guide to key international sources of funding for education projects
  • 55 individual country profiles
  • The results of the comprehensive survey of eLearning professionals in Africa
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