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GERMANY: Online Educa explores new media world – UniversityWorldNews.com

2,200 participants from 108 countries attended Online Educa Berlin, an annual event covering information and communication technologies in education. The focus was on inclusive education, to coincide with the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Online Educa Berlin 2010 also explored uses of new media in higher education, highlighting best practice examples from…

The African Virtual University – InTechWeb Blog

As we’ve had a story this week about open education and one on Stellenbosch University, it seems like a good time to mention a new supporter to the Open Courseware Consortium: the African Virtual University (AVU). The AVU on 31 October pledged $25,000 in support over the next five years, thus becoming the 14th Sustaining…

For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web – New York Times

LONDON — Until recently, if you wanted to take Professor Rebecca Henderson’s course in advanced strategy to understand the long-term roots of why some companies are unusually successful, you needed to be a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Ms. Henderson taught at the Sloan School of Management. Admission to the Sloan School is…

AFRICA- SENEGAL: Virtual University successes – University World News

Set up to bridge the digital North-South divide, the African Virtual University has also proved a success in the education of women and of students living in areas of conflict, said university Rector Dr Bakary Diallo. Speaking at the inauguration of a new distance learning centre at UCAD, the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar,…

Senegal: Virtual University Successes – University World News

Set up to bridge the digital North-South divide, the African Virtual University has also proved a success in the education of women and of students living in areas of conflict, said university Rector Dr Bakary Diallo. Speaking at the inauguration of a new distance learning centre at UCAD, the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Diallo…

University of Nairobi’s Open Distance and E-learning Centre launched

The Open Distance and E-learning Centre (ODeL) was launched at the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) last week to propel the university to the forefront of electronic age. The facility sponsored by the African Virtual University (AVU) and African Development Bank (AfDB) boasts state of the art ICT equipment and training facilities.

UC Irvine’s Larry Cooperman Selected as Board Member for Two Prestigious Education Associations

IRVINE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News) University of California, Irvine announces the appointment of Larry Cooperman to the Board of Directors for both the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) and the African Virtual University (AVU). In these new roles, Cooperman, the director of UC Irvine’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, will utilize his extensive experience in online education to provide…

Senegal: Opening of the Center for Open and Distance Learning at UCAD

Dakar, June 8 (APS) – The Center for Open and Distance Learning (ALED) at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar will be launched on Thursday June 10, 2010 at 10:00 am in the auditorium of the Rectory, according to a statement received at the Senegalese News Agency (APS). The ceremony will be attended…

Africa – University – ICT: The AVU has trained over 40,000 African students, according to its Rector

Source: http://www.ernwaca.org/panaf/spip.php?article1537&id_rubrique=2 Dakar, June 10 (APS) – The African Virtual University (AVU) has trained over 40,000 students throughout Africa and has established the largest network’ of open learning and distance education, said Thursday in Dakar, its rector, Dr. Bakary Diallo. The UVA is “very active in the education of women and students living in conflict…

FAO-African Virtual University agreement on e-learning

Source: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/40684/icode/ 12 March 2010, Rome – FAO and the African Virtual University (AVU) have signed a partnership agreement aimed at widening access to education and communications technologies in developing countries. The two organizations will share educational resources and integrate FAO e-learning courses in the AVU e-campus for Development and Peace. This partnership conforms to…