Orange and OpenClassrooms partner to provide digital technology training to young Africans.

Orange has announced a new partnership with online education platform OpenClassrooms to provide digital technology training to young Africans.   Under this partnership, students will be able to access OpenClassrooms courses via the mobile network. The courses can be followed on the student’s smartphone for subjects that don’t require a computer (Understanding the web, The […]

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How to skyrocket your skills

Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic. In a similar fashion, there is no doubt that knowledge is power. Indeed, education is a sure way for individuals to achieve their personal dreams and aspirations. At […]

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Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective

E-learning and online courses (the so-called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner. Africa, continent, of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education. Edtech benefits of […]

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Guest Post: 3 basic EdTech features everyone should know

A new educational frontier for Africa EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies. The development of mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones offers great opportunities for anywhere, […]

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East Africa is the edtech hotspot

Opportunities Arising from Increases In Affordable Internet Access For many people Africa is known for the poverty of the people, the high illiteracy rates, a lack of economical growth, civil wars, etc. But Africa has the youngest population of all continents, as ambitious as the others. Let’s talk about edtech in Africa. Edtech (e-learning, m-learning, […]

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Connected Learning Key to Improving Education in Africa, says Internet Society Study

  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet, in particular, can have a transformative effect on education in Africa. This is according to a report launched today by Internet Society. The report was presented at the Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue taking place today in Kigali, Rwanda. Titled “Internet for Education in Africa […]

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Infographic : Relation between games and education

Contrary to the common perception that games are a waste of time, this infographic explains that games can be very helpful in the educational system. There are different reasons why games are useful for the creativity of the children and for the improvement of the learning process in general. The paramount reason behind the argument […]

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Guest Post: Cost-effective Digital Learning

While the rate of internet adoption keeps on rising especially in many African countries, the cost is still too high for most communities to fully enjoy its benefits. One of the most affected areas is the education sector. Connecting schools to the internet can greatly boost the quality of education and provide vast learning resources […]

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Samsung partners with Virtual Essence to deliver digital primary school content

Samsung Electronics East Africa has partnered with Virtual Essence to provide a technological way of engaging school children with educational content during the December holidays. Virtual Essence is an innovative company specializing in e-learning solutions for Primary school. As part of the partnership, Samsung will bundle the Msingi pack e-learning software for lower and upper […]

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Guest Post: Partnering for inclusive and transformative digital education in Africa

By Kunle Awosika,  A considerable 92% of government decision-makers in the field of education throughout Africa believe that e-learning is extremely important in improving education on the continent, and 57% believe their governments could be doing more to implement e-learning initiatives and to bridge the digital divide. This emerged from a survey conducted among attendees […]

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Aga Khan Academy adopts a computerized electronic examination system to curb cheating

Exam security is one of the biggest problems Kenyan schools have been facing. Cases of cheating during national exam have been on the rise leading to results from some schools being canceled. Most of the time teachers or even parents have always been accused of colluding with officials from Kenya Education Council (KNEC) to leak […]

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Safaricom announces investment in Eneza Education through its $1 million Safaricom Spark Venture Fund.

Safaricom  has  announced an investment in Eneza Education through its $1 million Safaricom Spark Venture Fund. The Safaricom Spark Venture Fund invests in startups by purchasing minority equity stake or providing convertible debt, allowing young businesses to access the finances coupled with the technical advisory and business development services needed to grow their businesses. Founded […]

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Maurice Korir appointed new FEP Holdings CEO

Fountain Enterprises Programme (FEP) Holdings has appointed Maurice Korir as the new Chief Executive Officer. In his position, Mr.Korir will steer the operations of the multi-billion investment company that has interests in real estate,  Mr Korir, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of at FEP Holdings since 2014, takes over the reins of the […]

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Samsung to take part at 5th Innovation Africa Summit in Uganda

Samsung Electronics Africa has announced that it will be taking part in the fifth Innovation Africa Summit scheduled to take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda from 30 September to 2 October 2015. The summit will bring together over over 40 African ministers, deputy ministers, and cabinet secretaries from 30 countries to share […]

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