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ODeL Centers Launch

In a move designed to provide African learners with greater access to higher education opportunities, the African Virtual University (AVU) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching 27 Open Distance and eLearning Centers (ODeL) in 21 African countries over the next months. The next launches will take place at the University of…

African Virtual University to open more ODeL Centres.

The African Virtual University or AVU, in partnership with the African Development Bank, has launched phase two of its multinational project aimed at expanding its network of centres of open, distance and e-learning and which will see 27 facilities opened in 21 countries……..Read more

Integration of Mobile learning in opening up access to quality education and training opportunities in Africa

In the fore front in Integration of Mobile learning in opening up access to quality education and training    opportunities in Africa, institutions of learning are being encouraged to adopt new and emerging technologies to create more possibilities . African Virtual University, and players in the Information Communication Technology are gathered in the Nairobi seeking solutions to…

MOOCs and Human Capital Development

MOOCs and Human Capital Development Can They Fill the Gap in Africa? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) originated with a small circle of Canadian educational researchers (Siemens, Couros, Downes) as a way of engaging the broader community in their course offerings. MOOCs have now spread beyond North America to Western Europe, Brazil, India and Africa…

ROER4D attends the 2nd International Conference of the African Virtual University

The 2nd Conference of the African Virtual University drew together scholars, researchers, university administrators and business people involved with or interested in open, distance and mobile education. The underlying issue driving the conference was the real and acknowledged need to provide tertiary education to a rapidly expanding number of students in Africa while maintaining the…

Lale resumes as new UNIPORT Vice-Chancellor

Lale resumes as new UNIPORT Vice-Chancellor Professor Ndowa Lale on Friday assumed office as the 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers state, calling for collaboration among stakeholders of the university to make the institution a first choice for academic pursuit. Speaking at his investiture ceremony in the university’s campus, Professor Lale promised to…

GIMPA to host Obama’s African Leadership Initiative

The US has selected Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to host the Regional Learning Centre for President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) in July. The programme offers innovative and game changing leadership training in Africa to foster sustained economic growth, promote food security, increase resilience to climate change, and improve the…

How eLearning is Elevating Education in the World’s Fastest-Growing Market

How eLearning is Elevating Education in the World’s Fastest-Growing Market Revolutionizing the way an entire continent thinks about education is hardly a one-size-fits-all solution, but eLearning is definitely coming close: As Sub-Saharan African nations set their sights on making education more accessible for everyone, learning applications such as MOOCs and online post-secondary schools are filling…

Mali: Higher education: UEMOA offers computer tools has the USTTB

Mali: Higher education: UEMOA offers computer tools has the USTTB 8 July 2015 INFRASTRUCTURE-ACADEMICS It is a project of the subregional organization to support academics in the Community area In the context of its policy of support for higher education and implementing the system Licence-Master-doctorate (LMD) in its 8 Member States, monetary economic Union West…