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Africa’s 10 most connected countries

Title: Africa’s 10 most connected countries
Chief-editor: Chris Tredger
Source: IT News Africa
Date (published): 10/10/2013
Date (accessed): 14/10/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: A draft list of the top ten countries, based on broadband connectivity in relation to population, the rollout of technologies (3G, 4G, LTE, mobile and fixed lines), advanced telecommunications policy and regulation.

A few myths and misconceptions about digital teaching and learning materials in Africa

Title: A few myths and misconceptions about digital teaching and learning materials in Africa
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: EduTech
Date (published): 30/09/2013
Date (accessed): 01/10/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Across Africa, a variety of devices are increasingly being used to disseminate and display teaching and learning materials in electronic and digital formats. As costs for such devices continue to fall, and as the devices themselves become more widely available and used across communities, the small pilot, and largely NGO-led, projects that have characterized most efforts to introduce educational technologies in schools across Africa will inevitably be complemented, and in many cases superseded, by large-scale national initiatives of the sorts now taking place in Rwanda and Kenya, where hundreds of thousands of devices are being, or will soon be, distributed to schools.

Phonebloks: the New Phone that Wants to Save the World

Title: Phonebloks: the New Phone that Wants to Save the World
Author: Jo Borrás
Source: Cleantechnica
Date (published): 16/09/2013
Date (accessed): 17/09/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Phonebloks concept makes each section of a phone modular, so there are battery squares, Bluetooth squares, etc. that can be arranged and re-arranged to the customers’ preferences.

ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia

Title: ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia
Author: Carla Licciardello, Ashley Lee
Source: ITUblog
Date (published): 04/09/2013
Date (accessed): 09/09/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: ITU has teamed up with Facebook to develop a pilot program to promote child online safety in Africa as part of its Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. The collaboration will enable the African Child Online Protection Education & Awareness Centre (ACOPEA), an NGO focused on African child online welfare, to implement a six-month pan-African e-safety awareness pilot program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Four initiatives that are getting Nigerian children into tech

Title: Four initiatives that are getting Nigerian children into tech
Author: Bankole Oluwafemi
Source: Techcabal
Date (published): 04/09/2013
Date (accessed): 04/09/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: As advances in science and technology usher the world into the next stages of human transcendence, it is hard to accept the reality that the shapers of Nigeria’s future are currently receiving mediocre education in schools that cannot afford the equipment and chemicals to do elementary science demonstrations like titration, not to mention computers or IT. There are a number of initiatives, isolated, but nonetheless aimed at getting the next generation of Nigerians into technology, from their tender ages.

Using video to improve teaching -- and support teachers

Title: Using video to improve teaching -- and support teachers
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: EduTech blog
Date (published): 27/08/2013
Date (accessed): 29/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Case studies and opinion about using video technology in classrooms.

Bridging Kenya's Data Divide

Title: Bridging Kenya's Data Divide
Author: Rushda Majeed
Source: ICTs for development
Date (published): 16/08/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: How Africa’s tech leader made it from PDFs to paperless. This article is an abridged version of a longer historical case study produced by Innovations for Successful Societies, a research program at Princeton University.

459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access

Title: 459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access
Author: Richard Heeks
Source: Government of Ghana
Date (published): 31/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The government of Ghana has provided 459 schools and institutions with fully furnished and equipped Information Communication Technology (ITC) laboratories and Internet access.

Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?

Title:
Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?
Author: Ken Obura
Source: The Standard Group Limited
Date (published): 30/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Unemployment among the youth is one of the most acute problems affecting developing countries like Kenya. According to Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), unemployment percentage in this country stands at 12 per cent of the current workforce which is approximately 15 million people.

Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?

Title: Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?
Author: Soren Gigler
Source: People, Spaces, Deliberation
Date (published): 15/08/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Sharing local experiences, connecting with other communities and people from other countries, and entering into a constructive and direct dialogue with policy makers seem to be even more meaningful to them.

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