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eLearning Africa Report 2014 combines expert analysis and survey results to measure annual progress
May 29, 2014 ♦ No Comment
eLearning Africa Report 2014 combines expert analysis and survey results to measure annual progress

The eLearning Africa Report 2014 combines news, features, interviews, literature, and survey results to measure annual progress in the field of technology-enabled learning across the continent.

Mobile phones, though still underutilized as a literacy tool, are contributing to an increase in reading in Africa
April 27, 2014 ♦ 3 Comments
Mobile phones, though still underutilized as a literacy tool, are contributing to an increase in reading in Africa

A new study of thousands of mobile phone users in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe finds that mobile phones, though still underutilized, are contributing to an increase in reading.

Annual Girls in ICT Day celebrated across Africa with engaging events
April 25, 2014 ♦ 4 Comments
Annual Girls in ICT Day celebrated across Africa with engaging events

Events to engage girls with information communications technology were held in many African countries as part of international Girls in ICT Day 2014.

Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed
April 4, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed

In advance of November 2013 online training for Ugandan activists and bloggers, the online portal Speak Out Uganda thought it would be wise to determine what the bloggers actually perceive as threats to online (and offline) freedom of expression.

Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.

Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts
November 26, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts

A year-long study at four Ericsson Connect To Learn schools in rural Kenya and Uganda confirms many known challenges faced by remote schools.