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More on the African Virtual University

Source: http://www.tonybates.ca/2010/02/03/more-on-the-african-virtual-university/ Following my post on 10 more universities join the African Virtual University on January 17, I received this from Anastasia Mutisya-Zeyhle, who works for the AVU. On Tuesday, 2nd 2010, the African Virtual University (AVU) held a concluding meeting of the first phase of the Teacher Education program. The AVU will now hand…

UZ Launches E-Learning to Curb Brain Drain – allafrica.com

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201001181097.html Harare — THE University of Zimbabwe has introduced a new online distance learning facility to enhance the training of high level manpower at affordable rates. The learning facility, which has state-of-the-art machinery worth over US$100 000, was acquired with the assistance of the African Development Bank and African Virtual University of Kenya.

10 more universities join the African Virtual University

Source: http://www.tonybates.ca/2010/01/17/10-more-universities-join-the-african-virtual-university/ eLearning Africa (2009) African Virtual University Launches Ten-Country Distance Learning Facility eLearning Africa News Portal, December 21 From the report: The African Virtual University (AVU) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching Open Distance and eLearning Centres (ODeL) in ten African countries over the next five months. The first launch…

African Virtual University Launches Ten-Country Distance Learning Facility

Source: http://www.elearning-africa.com/newsportal/english/news208.php Ten more African universities are now connected to the largest network of Open Distance and eLearning institutions on the Continent – the African Virtual University. With the launch phase of the ten-country distance learning facility, which started in October 2009 and will last until early 2010, Africa’s most innovative virtual platform for higher…

Zambia: African Virtual University launches distance e-learning centre at UNZA

Source: thefreelibrary.com THE African Virtual University (AVU) has launched the first ever open and distance e-learning centre at the University of Zambia (UNZA). And AVU Rector. Dr Bakary Diallo has explained that under the newly-launched programme, UNZA needed to adapt its existing programmes and deliver its own e-learning programmes. Officiating at the launch of open…

e/merge in Africa

Source: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=879&layout=html Tony Carr and Laura Czerniewicz University of Cape Town, South Africa   e/merge 2008 – Professionalising Practices (http://emerge2008.net) was the third virtual conference on educational technology in Africa, following and building on on the e/merge conferences in 2004 and 2006. e/merge2008 took place online from 7 – 18 July 2008 and was primarily…

For a quality higher distance education in Africa

  Source: http://www.ernwaca.org/panaf/spip.php?article373 Education-Training – The Senegalese Minister of Secondary, regional academic centers and universities, Dr. Moustapha Sourang, urged on Monday the African leaders to take “ownership” of the Information Communication and Technology for the success of the African Virtual University (AVU). The UVA is an intergovernmental organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Its mission is…

Reaching the potential of ICTs in African Higher Education Institutions

Dr. Bakary Diallo Source: http://emerge2008.net/keynotes.html Keynotes Reaching the potential of ICTs in African Higher Education Institutions: Lessons learned from the AVU Capacity Enhancement Program The African Virtual University has been working to address some key issues that are hindering African universities from reaching the full potential of ICTs: i) access to open distance and eLearning…

Dr. Bakary Diallo explains how the AVU is furthering higher education through hybrid offerings

Source: libraryconnect.elsevier.com Higher education in Africa, as in many developing areas, faces obstacles unique to its geographic context. In Africa, such obstacles range from power outages to special challenges specific to post-war zones. However, also in Africa, innovative organizations like the African Virtual University are helping overcome obstacles to learning by connecting learners with access…