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Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?”

Elementary school students use the adapted interactive whiteboard to bring new light to learning. CyberSmart Africa’s vision is to provide an effective and highly scalable solution for digital learning in sub-Saharan Africa – including schools without electricity. Admittedly, this is a big vision. How is it possible? I’m Jim Teicher, founder and director of CyberSmart […]

Africa: World Social Science Report 2013 – Navigating Pathways in the Safe and Just Space for Humanity

[IDS]A framework for negotiating pathways to a safe and just sustainable future for people and planet is presented by Melissa Leach, IDS Professorial Fellow and STEPS Centre director, in a new paper for the World Social Science Report 2013, launched today. Go to Source Tags: STEPS Centre, knowledge, Science and technology studies

Wikipedia Zero may be the empirical answer to Africa’s Education woes

The fact that most tutors, teachers and lecturers are so cognizant of  the Wikipedia style guide in that, they find it extremely easy in netting students who copy paste  from  Wikipedia when they are instructed to research from detailed manuscripts instead. At face  value, it may seem archaic but  the goal is to push students […]

A Global Challenge: Can We Achieve Financial Inclusion by 2020?

The issue of financial inclusion seems to be everywhere – from the World Bank Annual Meetings to the new UN post-2015 development goals. It’s got buzz in the private sector, public sector and development organizations big and small. Policymakers are increasingly making financial inclusion a priority through specific financial inclusion targets and commitments, such as […]

Teachers Are Central to ICT Enabled Educational Change”>video

I am Russell Southwood of Smart Monkey TV and in July, I was at the How is ICT Impacting Education in Rwanda? Tech Salon DC on the experience of using technology in education in Rwanda. Several of those who spoke emphasized the importance and centrality of the teacher in the education system. The same thread […]