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Moustapha Sourang: “The State will focus on ICT to enhance access to higher education”

Monday 26 January 2009

Dakar - The Minister of Secondary, regional academic centers and universities, Moustapha Sourang, reaffirmed on Monday in Dakar, Senegal option to rely on information technology and communication as a means of increase access to higher education.
M Sourang was presiding over the closing ceremony of the workshop for the Capacity Building Program of the African Virtual University (AVU) when he explained that the advantage of ICT is that they can be used to provide distance courses.
“So, (...)



Senegal, education and ICT: Africa mobilizes for online programs

Monday 26 January 2009

Higher education engages in the digital age. Indeed, Senegal is a partner of the African Virtual University (AVU), which is conducting a program of capacity building (Preca). It is for this purpose a workshop was held on Monday 26 January in Dakar for the closure of PRECA. This meeting brought together government leaders, academics and actors of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the education community.
African universities should be able to compete with major European (...)



OnlineLearning.net

Tuesday 20 January 2009

OnlineLearning.net provides busy teachers with the tools to pursue their lifelong learning objectives. We combine technological innovation with quality content and exceptional customer service to give teachers the best learning experience available online.
For more information : OnlineLearning.net



Live@EDU Learn And Keep Connected

Tuesday 20 January 2009

The needs of schools are as diverse as the students they teach. That is why we are working with educational institutions around the world to make these demands a reality for students, teachers and parents alike with Live@edu – a suite of communications and collaboration applications, accessible on campus, from home and whilst on the move
Advancements in technology are increasingly filtering down to the classroom as more and more students grow up with deep and immersive Web-based (...)



Desktop virtualization as means of providing low-cost computers for schools

Tuesday 20 January 2009

The development community is experiencing an explosion of interest in providing low cost devices, such as laptops, to students in developing countries. infoDev is now working to develop a web-based “community of practice” that will share lessons among the different initiatives.
Some thirty years ago, most computer use consisted of a mainframe computer and a host of “dumb terminals” in which the processor time was “shared” between users. Each user had a monitor and keyboard and accessed (...)



Software and Collaboration in Higher Education: A Study of Open Source Software

Sunday 18 January 2009

The goal of this study is to evaluate the landscape and market environment for open source software (OSS) created by and for the higher education community. It also aims to assess the need for an organization to promote and support the adoption of OSS projects, and to define the organization’s mission and service model.
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Source: www.ithaka.org



Chinese and Egyptian laureates to receive UNESCO prize for the use of ICT in Education

Friday 16 January 2009

Today, the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will award the 2008 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education to the Chinese and Egyptian laureates, Zhang Deming and Hoda Baraka. Mr Matsuura will present each of the laureates with a diploma and US$25,000 during the ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, in the presence of the Minister of Education of Bahrain, Majed Bin Ali Al-Noaimi.
Professor Zhang (...)



Knowledge Maps: ICTs in Education

Thursday 15 January 2009

Recent work at infoDev created a series of Knowledge Maps of what is known and what isn t about ICT use in education.
These knowledge maps reveal that, despite a decade of large investment in ICTs to benefit education in OECD countries, and increasing use of ICTs in education in developing countries, important gaps remain in the current knowledge base.
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