25th May, 2015, Noida – mElimu has taken an entire initiative of providing technological assistance to YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative Network) in Yali East Africa. A Digital University-in-a-Box software solution, mElimu aims to grow education by making it accessible, personalized and smarter. Rajeev Gupta, CEO, mElimu, says, “Nothing could have been nobler than getting associated with YALI, an initiative that young African men and women required. With an experienced team of ours, we have begun on a long term association wherein we are providing a fully integrated end-to-end learning platform.”
Higher education and research requires quick and easy access to large amount of information, which calls for an introduction of networked digital technology in this field. Use of ICT applications and e-learning can help universities provide access to information to its students. In a previous blog, we had discussed the challenges faced by universities in introducing ICT and e-learning in higher education in Kenya. Please read the blog here: Information and Communications Technology and E-learning in Higher Education
Kenya, December 27, 2014Kenyatta University, after the successful implementation of its first Digital School through mElimu, signed a contract for a second lot of mElimu tablets and platform for its students. The Anywhere School, as they call it in Kenyatta University, provides online education through mElimu platform for an additional set of courses for Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Masters programmes.
Nairobi, November 27, 2014 Kenyatta University took pride in receiving the award for having the best ICT programme in Higher Education by the Computer Science Society of Kenya. Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olive Mugenda received the award at the 19th Annual Kenya ICT Excellence awards ceremony held at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi. Ms. Eunice Kariuki, the Marketing Director of Kenya ICT Authority, stated that the University has been a trendsetter for launching a Digital School for higher education in Kenya.
E-learning initiatives are expanding in the African countries and more and more universities and colleges are showing interest in this, welcoming the technological advancements to be a part of higher education courses. The influx of nontraditional ways of learning has brought about leverages in terms of access to course resources, time, geographical location, commuting, accommodation and much more.
Kenya, November 2014 Hon. John Chrysestom Muyingo, Minister of Higher Education, Uganda, visited Kenyatta University and Catholic University of Eastern Africa to assess the opportunities of a platform like mElimu in higher education in Ugandan institutions. He stated that mElimu is an innovation in the field of higher education in Kenya and would love to take this to Ugandan higher education. He inquired about the functionalities of the mobile devices in use and also checked how effective the delivery of education has become after the introduction of the platform in the two universities.