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Transforming lifelong learning via virtual universities

The concept of the virtual university is rooted in providing innovative and adapted solutions through the use of information and communication technologies. Virtual universities such as the African Virtual University and the Virtual University of Pakistan have demonstrated that it is indeed possible to train quality graduates in the Global South and to address issues such as massification and…

1 st International Conference on Climate Change: Resilience, Solutions, and Perspectives

Call for papers The ICCC-BF’19 – 1st International Conference on Climate Change: Resilience, Solutions, and Perspectives aims on bringing together researchers from various disciplines in order to share experiences and discuss about how to cope climate change in Africa, considering particularly the following main topics: Perception, signals and indicators at local, regional and global levels,…

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…

L’enseignement supérieur africain adopte l’éducation numérique avec le lancement de 21 centres d’apprentissage à distance.

L’enseignement supérieur africain adopte l’éducation numérique avec le lancement de 21 centres d’apprentissage à distance. NAIROBI, le 19 Janvier, 2017 Dans le but de fournir aux étudiants africains un plus grand accès aux enseignements supérieur, l’Université Virtuelle d’Afrique en partenariat avec la Banque africaine de développement inaugure 29 centres de Formation Ouverte, à distance et…