The beautiful continent of Africa, well known for its natural beauty and wildlife reserve has come a long way in last one decade. African countries like South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya have been able to maintain steady economic growth. It is estimated that these nations have witnessed an annual growth by 5.5% in the last one decade. Besides domestic forces like better health condition, economic reforms and political liberalization, the improvement made in the educational system has largely contributed towards this accelerated growth. Any discussion on the impact of education in African society can go amiss without a reference to Kenya.
The advent of digital technology and media in mainstream life has brought a drastic change in the way information is received and consumed. Large chunk of online data, social media activities has transformed the traditional methods of exchanging information and query. One can run a quick search on the web and dig out pertinent information about anything under the sun. So be it details about a dentist office close to your home or finding a remote shop that sells your favorite grocery item is only clicks away. Considering the profound impact of digital media services in almost every aspect of our lives, how can it remain oblivion to education?
As the current dynamic speaks, countries like U.S and China are the biggest market for tablet computers. Ever since the launch of iPad in 2010, tablet computers have become a popular user choice. Apart from Apple Inc.’s continuous effort to improve the tablet technology, other key players like Microsoft and Google are also striving to carve a competitive niche. In addition to that, there are many companies that are making low budget tablets that fit the pocket of many individuals including students and teachers.
"To offer all children and adolescents, including the hard-to-reach, a safe and supportive global cyberspace within which they can explore, discuss and partner on issues related to human rights and social change, as well as develop their awareness, leadership, community building, and critical thinking skills through active and substantive participation with their peers and with decision makers globally."
-Mission Statement www.voiceofyouth.org
MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses that has a far-reaching impact on the way education is being rendered today. It offers free online courses that cover a wide range of topics and vocation. The MOOC education system intends to bring about a massive change in education; targeting all levels of higher education, vocational & corporate training.