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Educational Technology and Education Conferences

Educational Technology and Education Conferences for December 2018 to June 2019, Edition #40 Prepared by Clayton R. Wright, crwr77 at gmail.com, November 10, 2018 The 40th edition of the conference list covers selected professional development opportunities that primarily focus on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Only…

AVU selected to host the Regional Higher Education Data Hub for the PASET Benchmarking Initiative

To continue improving the quality and relevance of learning, research and technology transfer in institutions offering applied sciences, engineering and technology (ASET) programs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the World Bank, under the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) initiative, launched the Regional Benchmarking of African universities Initiative in November 2015. The…

AVU Releases Hundreds of New Open Educational Resources

Nairobi 20th July 2018. The African Virtual University (AVU) has released 1,335 Open Educational Resources (OERs) under the Creative Commons license CC BY 2.5. The new materials include 234 open textbooks or modules, 83 videos and 945 learning objects extracted from the modules. All resources are freely available online at [email protected] http://oer.avu.org , an initiative…

Is the future of education learning by doing?

The university experience has changed. It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs and exams to earn a useful undergraduate degree that signalled competence and was redeemable for a good job. Employers would spend weeks or months training their newly hired graduates, sometimes in cohorts, shaping their broad knowledge…

Why Africa is turning the heads of investors

Since 2000, at least half of the world’s fastest-growing economies have been in Africa. And by 2030, Africa will be home to 1.7 billion people, whose combined consumer and business spending will total $6.7 trillion. Seven years ago, the Harvard Business Review pointed out that Africa is also home to many of the world’s biggest opportunities. And…

What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues

By Goldie Blumenstyk  What do online students want? According to a new survey, they want to conduct more of their course activities on their mobile phones or tablets, and they’d like better career-planning services. Their biggest regrets? They all relate to not having done enough research about the college and what it would cost before…

#EarthOptimism2018

The Smithsonian’s Conservation Commons team would like to invite you to participate in our 2018 Earth Optimism digital event, #EarthOptimism2018, by joining us for our free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Workshop on edX.org.  About the MOOC Workshop #EarthOptimism2018 is a five-session online workshop focused on identifying conservation success stories and learning to share them on…

Distractive or Educative? Social Media and eLearning

eLearning specialists have listed a number of advantages offered by social media such as: multiple-level interaction, reduction or elimination of classroom time, boosting participation and collaboration, new job opportunities, opportunities for the development of online communities consisting of people with common training experiences. However, a growing body of research is providing conflicting evidence on the…