Higher Education

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Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

In many schools and institutions of higher learning across Sub-Saharan Africa students lack access to quality academic resources and teachers also lack access to teaching resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) are the ideal tool to leverage on the affordances of technology and the insights of online learning to reduce the inequalities in the Sub-Saharan African countries’ education systems.

Is Something Missing From E-Learning?

Is Something Missing From E-Learning?

In this 6th geek article the writer asserts that in spite of the fact that the viability of most educational institutions today is predicated on being able to adapt quickly to advancements in e-learning technology, something axiomatically human appears to be being pushed aside.

3 Key Online Learning Validation Requirements

3 Key Online Learning Validation Requirements

Online learning validation involves ensuring: Validity of the eLearning qualifications, reproducibility of the online assessments, and reliability of the eLearning systems. Satisfying all of these 3 requirements is essential for making the online courses appealing to the learners!

Transfection (Trans- +[In]Fection) As Teaching: What Molecular Biology Has In Common With eLearning

Transfection (Trans- +[In]Fection) As Teaching: What Molecular Biology Has In Common With eLearning

What is the relationship between eLearning and transfection? Unlike social media, eLearning is more controlled, which prevents it from “going viral”; however, it can be transfected to a learner. Focus on Instructional Design marks an edu-tectonic shift to course content, delivery, and design in an effort to make the most lasting effect on learners. Ideal Instructional Design combines content, context, and personalized material in educational learning payloads.

Distance Learning: Still A Distant Possibility?

Distance Learning: Still A Distant Possibility?

Distance from last bench to teacher in a huge class in Africa is the same as the distance between that student and a professor teaching a class at MIT in the virtual world. The entire construct of learning and distance learning has been undergoing a change thanks largely to the ever lowering cost of connectivity and access to the internet. There has been more innovation in the distributed education space in the last 10 years than in the convention classroom delivery model in the past 300 years.

At The Heart Of An Educator

At The Heart Of An Educator

In this 5th geeky article, a writer contends that in a shaky, apathetic and dystopian world on the brink, the educator (eLearning or non) has a profound responsibility to open up minds. In this article, an educator is struggling to break free of his cynicism, but is finding his cynicism is invariably trying to keep him in check.

eLearning In Egypt: Will eLearning Be The Optimum Solution For Egypt's Educational System?

eLearning In Egypt: Will eLearning Be The Optimum Solution For Egypt's Educational System?

In today’s challenges that Egypt is facing generally and in its educational system specifically, it is highly essential to highlight some of the segment’s challenges and whether eLearning will be a helpful approach to overcome them or not; especially under the global and local economic tights. In this article and later ones, I will be highlighting some of the challenges of implementing eLearning in Egypt and I will also be mapping them with eLearning concepts to be overcome.

3 Benefits Of Integrating eLearning Into Knowledge Dissemination

3 Benefits Of Integrating eLearning Into Knowledge Dissemination

With the advent of MOOCs and other online courses, eLearning principles and tools have clearly been integrated into higher education. However, eLearning has another role to play in academia – as a method of disseminating research results. This article will describe 3 specific benefits of integrating eLearning into knowledge dissemination, meaning using eLearning to communicate the results of research studies for the purposes of moving knowledge into action.

Why eLearning Is Key To Democratizing Higher Education In Africa 

Why eLearning Is Key To Democratizing Higher Education In Africa 

With Africa’s growing youth bulge, how will African countries cope with increasing numbers of tertiary student enrolments and high costs of expanding higher education institutions? eLearning is the best possible solution for democratizing higher education in Africa and ensuring that access to quality higher education is not limited by geographical location, tuition fees, or lack of access to academic resources.