Uganda, August 2014 E-learning Africa Conference is a networking event for ICT-based education in Africa. The conference was conducted in Uganda this year, like it is conducted in different African countries for the past 8 years. It calls universities to present papers, conduct workshops and exhibition in an attempt to promote multinational contacts and partnership to enhance knowledge, expertise and abilities. The 3-day conference helps universities explore ways to implement ICT into their education delivery methods.
Nairobi, July 1st, 2014 Kenyatta University launched its Digital School, to provide quality education to meet the growing need for higher education. It is the first university in Central and Eastern Africa to host a Digital School. The programme, as per Prof. Olive Mugenda, Vice Chancellor, will have a combination of digital instruction and live tutorials regional centers in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Garissa, Kakamega, Nakuru, Nyeri, Marsabit and Embu.
Nairobi, May 2014Kenyatta University awards a contract to mElimu to supply smartphone tablets and platform for its Digital School. KU in an attempt to make quality education available to the growing demand has taken a step to embrace technology for the cause. The Digital School aims at providing higher education courses, diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate courses to those who cannot take up regular full-time courses. The e-learning platform is capable of delivering quality education to aspirants in a nontraditional way.
Why is it important to promote technological tools of learning in primary schools? The answer to this question is a fairly simple one. Primary schools are the formative years of learning and development and are an important part of educational hierarchy which is crucial in shaping the future generation of a nation.
In the last one decade a lot has been written and spoken about the virtues of a knowledge-based economy. Planners, economists and visionaries from around the world are of the opinion that economies that are driven by knowledge shall emerge to be the role model for development and prosperity.