Cyber universities, the challenge of equal access and the growing carbon footprint of information and communication technologies were debated during a parallel session at the World Conference on Higher Education.
“A business as usual attitude to the provision of higher education will no longer do as demand rises along with question of equity, affordability and relevance,” said UNESCO’s Assistant-Director General, Communication and Information Abdul Waheed Khan opening the (...)
UNESCO has released its first openly licensed publication.Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspacebrings together the background papers and reports from the first three years of activities in the UNESCO OER Community. Access the online edition – or buy the book!
Education systems today face two major challenges: expanding the reach of education and improving its quality. Traditional solutions will not suffice, especially in the context of today’s knowledge-intensive (...)
Approximately 80 young beneficiaries from universities in the United States of America will be sent, at the end of their training, in 17 African countries for the transfer of knowledge and experience acquired in this area.
According to Kagame, the project of a laptop for each student strongly coincides with the vision of the country and his dreams of making Rwandan, a people whose economy is based on knowledge and intellectual skills.
To achieve this, said Kagame, Rwanda is committed to (...)
An agreement on promoting the introduction of new information technologies and communication (NTIC) in the national education system was signed Tuesday in Skhirat between the Secretariat of State for School Education and the firm "CISCO", a worldwide leader in networking solutions for the Internet.
The Convention was signed by Secretary of State in charge of school education, Ms. Latifa El Abida and CEO of CISCO Morocco, Hassan Bahej, in the presence of the minister of Communication, (...)
The Executive Director of the Pan-African NGO SchoolNetAfrica urged African States to integrate new technologies in the content of lessons available in schools, in order not to lag behind.
"It is an obligation, otherwise the schools, teachers and African students are left stranded," said Nafissatou Mbodj during a workshop on the production and sharing of educational contents of education, opened Tuesday in Dakar sponsored by Microsoft West and Centrak Africa Bureau .
“The lack of content (...)
Social network websites are becoming a global phenomenon. Millions now go online to engage in social networks. According to Wikipedia, there are some 1.5 billion members worldwide. Where is this growth taking place? What does this mean for web2fordev? And what role do mobile phones play?
This first article is part of a series of three. It looks at the growth of social network websites worldwide, its implications and differences from former online network exchanges, and looks into the (...)
From the beginning of the computer age, scientists, educators, and policy makers have looked at the computer as an agent of change in education. With its amazing capacity to expand the human mind, by assisting in computation or facilitating exploration – no other technology can rival its data processing abilities. And put to work in education, the computer promises an unparalleled way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning models, and increase the impact of the (...)
Kenneth L. Kraemer, Jason Dedrick, Prakul Sharma
Communications of the ACM
Vol. 52 No. 6, Pages 66-73
At the world Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2005, Nicholas Negroponte unveiled the idea of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a $100 PC that would transform education for the world’s disadvantaged schoolchildren by giving them the means to teach themselves and each other. He estimated that up to 150 million of these laptops could be shipped annually by (...)