Friday, September 18, 2020

Thin client cloud computing for South African schools

Wyse Technology (2010) Cloud Computing: Computer Labs Used for 2.5 Million Students in 2500 Schools e-Learning Africa 2011 Newsletter, No. 2, December 15 This article...

OERs for agriculture in Africa

Mallinson, B. (2010) AgShare Open Educational Resources (OER) Collaboration SAIDE Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 6 AgShare is an 18-month planning and piloting project in which...

Free new guide to teaching at a distance from South Africa

The South African Institute of Distance Education has developed a new guide for adjunct instructors supporting learners at a distance (called tutors outside North...

The state of mobile phone learning in Africa

Talent Ng’andwe (2010) Mobile Phone Learning on the Move in Africa, e-Learning Africa News Portal, June 28 From the article: By 2009, about one third of...

Should Africa continue to invest in ICT?

This was the topic of a debate at the e-Learning Africa 2010 conference in Lusaka in May. A report on the debate can found at:...

Integrating technology in Zambian schools

Chikunduzi, L. (2010) Digital lessons at Copperbelt College e-Learning Africa News Portal, May This article shows how one school managed to train all its teachers...

Using e-learning for peace-making in Northern Kenya

Kyama, R. and Mwaura, N. (2010) Peacemaking with e-learning in Kenya e-Learning Africa 2010 News Portal, May From the article (well worth reading in full): In...

Graphic evidence of e-learning in Africa

eLearning Africa (2010) How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live – The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo Competition eLearning Africa 2010 Newsletter, No. 7,...

SAIDE newletter on open and distance education in Africa

The South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) has published its latest newsletter. Two articles caught my eye. Mhlanga, E. (2010) SOFIE (Strengthening Open and...

PCs or mobile phones: where is the future for e-learning?

The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's national papers, in its excellent series on Africa, had an article that really made me sit up....

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.