The Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CIL) organizes on 29 and 30 October in Gaoua, capital of the South-west Province, a national seminar on the protection of personal data. The institution led by Alimata Ouattara is sounding the alarm about the risks and dangers of information communication and technology.
“Issues of data protection and privacy of students: risks and dangers associated with the use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT). The theme of the national (...)
This web site offers an online platform with tools and content in six different languages for cross-border classroom discussion. Using Internet, email and chat, students can connect with peers from other countries to discuss issues and work on assignments related to a particular Learning Circle. Circles include Politics in my Country, Teen life and Gender Equality. Twice a year, schools can participate in more than 60 different Learning Circles that bring together 8 to 12 classes from (...)
The vision of international leaders and policy makers is to close the economic and societal gap between Africa and Europe in terms of technology advancements. It has been widely acknowledged that the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will play a crucial role for Africa’s development in the economical sector, but also in promoting democracy and good governance. (...)
This report covers the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s activities undertaken since the last session of the Committee on Development Information (CODI–V) held in April 2007, which reviewed the work programme for 2007-2008, as well as the implementation of the recommendations of that session. The areas examined in this report include the development of national, sectoral and regional information and communication infrastructure policies and plans; development of information society (...)
The Learning Technologies Conference 2009 had a record number of delegates and a great buzz as Learning and Development practitioners from around the UK and beyond gathered to share their ideas and experiences. To capture the delivery part of the conference, a rapporteur attended every session. The result is this report, which both serves as a record in its own right and a jumping off point for the videos of the sessions. (...)
Most universities in Africa pay about 100 times as much for the Internet as do those in Canada. IDRC is working to help solve this problem.
With the click of a mouse, students at Canadian universities find information quickly and download what they need at high speeds. They could not imagine doing research without using the Internet to supplement material from their university library.
But it’s a different story in most parts of Africa, where limited library (...)
This paper tries to describe and analyze mobile media within the context of media convergence in everyday life by way of a case study of a boy who is using his mobile for treading a tightrope between his everyday life culture and that dominant in society, to which the school and its learning practices belong. http://www.medienpaed.com/2009/bachmair0903.pdf
1. Free Technology Academy website launched!
The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is proud to announce the official launch of its website. It’s available at http://www.ftacademy.org. There you will find all the information related with the project, including news, next activities, press resources and many more. All the contents are released under a free Copyleft license, so feel free to share and reuse all the FTA materials.
2. FTA course programme published
The Free Technology (...)