In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing
partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order
to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and
ownership." Has full
text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME
database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.
The database lists science education funded projects.
Has Working Groups on: Communication for Education and
Development, Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education
and Open Learning, Education Statistics, Female Participation in
Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching
Profession. Publishes a Newsletter
sponsors an Africa Education Journalism Award. [KF] http://www.adeanet.org/
"...a national collaborative distributed database of digitised
theses produced at Australian Universities....provides access to
PhD and Masters by Research theses only." Databases of full
text theses. http://adt.caul.edu.au/
A new private university college in Khartoum, Sudan. "BSTC was founded
in 1997 by a number of university professors, engineers, and computer professionals.
It offers Bachelor degrees in Computer Science, Electronic Systems Engineering
and Computer Information Science. http://www.bayantech.edu
"a biennial event held under the auspices of the associated IT Directors
of higher education institutions in South Africa. CITTE provides a forum
for scholars and technical specialists alike to exchange knowledge on the
modes and principles of applying IT to the purposes of higher education."
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 30 June 2002. http://citte.nu.ac.za
General information enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org@citte.nu.ac.za
Paper Proposals to: email@example.com
International organization run by graduate students and young professionals
to assist schools in Africa with science and technology education programs,
offers a solar eclipse
trip to Zambia and Botswana. Site owner is Kevin Hand, Mechanical Engineering
graduate student at Stanford University. http://www.cosmoseducation.org/
"dedicated to showcasing the work of local creators, educators and
administrators who use Creative Commons licenses to distribute their ideas
and creative expressions."
Examples from Schoolnet Namibia, Bridges.org in Cape Town. Discussion, news
about copyright and the internet in southern Africa, South
publishing, etc. Flash movie on using a Creative Commons license. http://za.creativecommons.org
The Alliance consists of three USAID funded cooperative agreements - 1.
dot-GOV: Promotes policy and regulatory reform, 2. dot-ORG: Extends ICT
access to under-served communities, 3. dot-EDU: Strengthens education. dot-EDU
includes an Educational
Exchange with the University of Bamako, Mali. All three projects
work in Rwanda.
Promotes information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the
learning experience. Has a blog of education ICT news, links to related
sites on Mauritius education (Mauritius
students studying overseas), photographs from their computer education
work. "Edutech has close ties with Mauritius Linux User Group (MLUG)
and the Mauritius Java User Group (MaJUG)." http://www.edutech.mu
"the largest gathering of eLearning and distance education professionals in Africa" The 2007 conference is in Nairobi, Kenya, May 28 - 30, 2007. Interviews with Faith Macharia, National Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Kenya Chapter; Gladys Muhunyo of Computer Aid International; Dr. Elija Omwenga, Director of ICT Services at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; Mor Seck on Global Development Learning Network; Shafika Isaacs of SchoolNet Africa; Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo on the African Virtual University. [KF] http://www.elearning-africa.com/
Offers online distance learing (business courses, computer courses, web
design). Owned and operated by E-Academy Ltd, a company based in Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania. Co-shareholder is Star Telecom Tanzania Ltd., operators of Tanzania's
largest ISP, based in Dar-es-Salaam. [KF] http://www.elimuimara.com/
Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education Discussion List
Discussion list on distance education in Ghana (and Africa), sponsored
by GhaCLAD (Ghana Computer Literacy & Distance Education Volunteers)
and ProjectSCOPE. The listowner is Carolyn Manjourides - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact: Max Freund, email@example.com
To subscribe send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the message area put: subscribe ghaclad-scope
Ethiopian magazine on information and communications technology. Selected
full text articles online. Issues have "news analysis, product, and
company profiles, feature articles, and regular columns analyzing the latest
technology trends," links to related sites, Ethiopian
technical colleges, Ethiopian ICT
companies, ICT government
& academic organizations. http://www.ictfocus.net/
"information on educational planning and management, including IIEP's training programmes, research and online publications." "created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France.....supported by grants from
UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States..." Use the Search to
locate full text reports on African education. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.unesco.org/iiep/
Examples of reports - L'Impact des politiques de scolarisation des
filles: Mauritanie, Tunisie, Inde, Bangladesh et Sénégal,
Revisiting technical and vocational education in Sub-Saharan
Africa, Education and training strategies for disadvantaged youth in
South Africa, Surviving school: education for refugee children from Rwanda,
1994-1996, Private and community schools in Tanzania, Education
policy formulation in Tanzania, Les Ecoles communautaires:
Mali, Sénégal, Togo.
International Journal of Education and Development
Full text on-line articles. http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
The University of the Western Cape (UWC), in 2004, received a R3.7 million
grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada
for the establishment of a network of African universities to build Free Software
for use in Higher Education on the Continent. http://www.iosn.net/education/news/idrc-higher-education-africa
Sierra Leone is introducing the Internet in its educational institutions
in the year 2002. This article discusses some of the prospects and challenges
that the Internet will bring to these institutions. "John Abdul Kargbo
is in the Institute of Library, Archives, and Information Studies at the
University of Sierra Leone." http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_3/kargbo/
About the PBS TV program on the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Has lessons
designed for earth science, biology, and mathematics students in middle
and high school classrooms, links to related sites. http://www.pbs.org/edens/ngorongoro/
Full text of Securing
the Linchpin: ICT for Teaching, Learning, and Research, a Workshop
for African Universities 2002. The Grants Database provides information
about information and communication technologies grants
by country, grantee, donor, amount, duration, purpose of grant, and keywords
on grants received from the Partnership members: Carnegie Corporation of
New York, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller
Foundation. Based at New York University, New York city. [KF] http://www.foundation-partnership.org
In French and English. "Le ROCARE compte plusieurs centaines de chercheurs.....: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, Mali, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, et Togo." http://www.rocare.org/ Has full text reports such as
Egalité des sexes des sexes dans le domaine de l'éducation en Côte d'Ivoire. 2003. 109 p. in PDF.
Impact du conflit armé sur le système scolaire dans les zones sous contrôle de la rébellion. 2004. 129 p. in PDF. Concerns Cote d'Ivoire.
Enseignement à distance : stratégie alternative d'amélioration de l'accès à l'enseignement supérieur en République de Guinée. Doctoral these of Dr (Mme) Djénabou Baldé, 2004, 357 p. in PDF
Teacher Training in the Gambia: Gambia College Review Report. 2002. 37 p. in PDF.
Development of simple aids for teaching science in basic schools. 2003. 38 p. in PDF. Concerns Ghana.
"MEN-MALI : les grandes orientations de la politique éducative au Mali." 2000. 76 p. in PDF.
Quality of basic education in Nigeria : an annotated bibliography from 1992-2002. 2003. 80 p. in PDF. Covers teacher training, education policy, curriculum reform, primary-secondary education, science education, etc.
Impact of Internet browsing on academic performance at tertiary level in Nigeria 2002. 31 p. in PDF.
HIV/AIDS and the education sector in Nigeria : review of policy and research documents. 2004. 68 p. in PDF.
Evaluation du partenariat entre l'ONG Aide et Action et l'UNICEF : programme éducation de base des filles 1997-2002, rapport final. 2004, 78p. Part 1. 27 p. in PDF. Part 2. 51 p. in PDF. Concerns Togo.
A transnational view of basic education : issues of access, quality and community participation in West and Central Africa. 2002. 232 p. in PDF. (Also in French. 242 p. in PDF). Covers Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Togo. Primary education, religion's influence, girls education, community participation.
"SANTEC-Thutong Weekly Newsletter is an e-mail service aimed primarily at people interested in using information and communication technologies to improve the quality of education in the developing world." See also Society and Network for Technology in Education through Collaboration (SANTEC). SANTEC has online seminars; the 2008 conference for SANTEC is in Cape Town, South Africa. http://mailman.unisa.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/santecnewsletter
In five languages. "to improve education access,..... through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in African schools......works mainly with learners, teachers, policymakers and practitioners through country-based schoolnet organisations across Africa." Directory of schools with internet access in Africa, a directory of the country Schoolnets, full text Research Reports, has a monthly e-mail newsletter. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa. http://www.schoolnetafrica.net/
A network of educators and schools to promote "the integration of
Information and Communication Technologies in education." Provides
"pedagogical and technical expertise and advice, infrastructure and
human resources, coordination, training and capacity building and developing
SMART local and international partnerships in the areas of Internet Connectivity;
Appropriate Technology;..." http://www.geocities.com/schoolnetuganda/
Popular science E-journal with full text articles. Lists conferences,
funding sources. Based in Grahamstown, South Africa. [KF] http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/index.htm
Articles in the first issue, January 2000 - Construction begins on SALT:
South African Large Telescope, African cattle with natural resistance to
trypanosomiasis, coelacanth find off the Kwazulu Natal coast, Sunsat: Africa's
first Satellite, the biopesticide, called Green Muscle, provides a safe,
natural alternative to chemical insecticides, polluting streams with alien
fish species threatens aquatic biodiversity, genetically modified foods
for Africa?, the state of South African penguins.
"founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth [first
African in space] in October 2000" to improve South African education
focusing on mathematics, science and open source projects. "our focus
is to encourage and promote an awareness of Linux and open source."
"target beneficiaries for maths and science are Grades 4 to 9,..."
Describes projects funded, how to apply for funding. [KF] http://www.tsf.org.za.
Find full text reports on using radio, TV, newspapers, edutainment, films, information technology, other media to promote health, education. " Find programmes, activities and projects relevant to your work thru the Programme Experiences database. Has a directory of e-newsletters and journals. Its Resource Mobilisation is a directory of funding, grant sources. Links to related sites. Soul Beat is a partnership between The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Development Cooperation Ireland, European Union, DFID, and BP" and others. [KF] http://www.comminit.com/africa/
"network of educational technology practitioners with an interest
in educational technology and eLearning in developing environments
- and specifically in Southern Africa - in order to facilitate and
support collaborative ventures..." "There is NO membership fee
and any individual or organisation with an interest in educational technology
and eLearning in developing environments - and specifically in Southern
Africa - is welcome to join." Links to related sites. Based in Windhoek,
Namibia. [KF] http://www.santecnetwork.org/
UNEVOC is "UNESCO's International Project on Technical and Vocational
Education...dedicated to developing and improving technical and vocational
education in UNESCO's Member States." Has a directory
of UNEVOC's African centres for technical and vocational education
and full text reports such as "Polytechnic
Education in Mauritius" by K. A. Kasenally (May 2000). http://www.unevoc.de/
Has the full text on-line of ICTs and Higher Education in Africa; see under PHEA Educational Technology Initiative. Chapters on Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda. Information covered can include telecom structure, mobile phones, electrical power, radio and TV stations, ICT access and costs, ICT policy, telecentres. http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/
The Centre has offered an international
Masters programme for over 20 years. Sponsors the Multi-Site Teacher
Education Research Project (working in Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa).
The Center has acted as a Link Institute to support the development of the
Teacher Training College system at Provincial level in South Africa. Has
full text research
reports - The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on the
Attainment of Primary Education for All in Sub-Saharan
Africa, Understandings of Education in an African Village: the Impact of
Information and Communication Technologies, Inclusion/Exclusion
in South African Education. Based in Brighton,
U.K. [KF] http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/1-4-7.html
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology,
Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher
Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health,
Economics of Education) with many full
text reports. http://www1.worldbank.org/education/