▸ Published on 16 December 2013

Education and training ministers from throughout Africa took part in a panel at the First African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training in Tunis...

▸ Published on 14 December 2013

Dr. Peck Cho, emeritus professor of the University of Dongguk, Republic of Korea, began his presentation on “ICT in Education: A Blessing or a Curse?” by taking us back in time to the 1950s, following the Japanese occupation, when Korea was “one of the poorest countries in the world”...

▸ Published on 13 December 2013

“We at ADEA are heartened by the large and quality turn-out at this event.” declared Hamidou Boukary, Acting Executive Secretary, at the official opening of the Ministerial Forum on the Integration of ICTs in Education and Training in Africa.

▸ Published on 12 December 2013

In this third session, the speakers presented projects based on mobile learning conducted in their countries and on the best practices that emerged from them.
Ralph Ankri, International Project Director for Orange Labs, presented Madagascar’s in-service teacher training program, a mobile-assisted learning operation. In collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la francophonie and the French Development Agency, a tutored self-training program was established, targeting 458 teachers (including 22 tutors) with an average age greater than 50 years and a low level of basic training.

▸ Published on 11 December 2013

The participants in this second session shared their political, institutional or private-sector experiences aimed at optimizing ICT integration so as to provide quality education for all.
Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), and Hewlett Packard took part in this discussion.

▸ Published on 11 December 2013

Half of all the schoolchildren in the world are in Africa, the forum on ICT integration on education and training being held in Tunis heard. But so many of those children, and other students, are hard to reach for reasons including geography, connectivity, health, and competing priorities.

▸ Published on 10 December 2013

Eminent speakers from the private sector, government, education and the development sector agreed on the crucial impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the future of education and training in Africa on the official opening day of a ministerial forum on 10 December 2013 in Tunis.
A high level policy workshop had taken place the day before at the three-day First African Ministerial Forum in ICT Integration in Education and Training.

▸ Published on 10 December 2013

Obstacles lie in the way of education development in Africa, because of shortages of teachers, infrastructure, geography, access and other problems. One solution is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into Africa’s education and training systems, a vice president of US computer and semiconductor company, Intel, told a conference in Tunis on 9 December 2013.

▸ Published on 10 December 2013

How can relevant digital content be developed in the context of African education? Should digital educational resources be developed in local languages? What structures should we set up in order to produce them? Once these digital resources are in place, what platforms are appropriate for sharing and disseminating them?

▸ Published on 10 December 2013

This remark perfectly sums up the state of mind and the thinking of the speakers at this first session of the Forum, which featured a panel of four persons who shared their experiences of ICT integration in their countries’ education systems.



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