ITU Tuesday launched its ITU Academy, an online learning platform in a move to strengthen ICT training across the continent.
The academy was launched during the Global ICT Forum on Human Capacity Development in Capetown, South Africa which also discussed move from analogue to digital broadcasting.
According to Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Buruea, “The ITU Academy will respond to demand for knowledge and skills in information and communication technology (ICT) training, teaching and research. The Academy will offer a wide and growing range of general and specialized courses on all aspects of telecommunications/ICT in Radiocommunication, Telecommunication Standardization and Telecommunication Development.”
Apart from online learning, the ITU Academy will also offer traditional, face-to-face programmes all designed to equip learners with specialist skills needed in the dynamic telecommunications/ICT sector.
Other discussions at the Global ICT Forum on Human Capacity Development explored the role of ICTs for capacity building, e-Learning trends and new strategies and a plan to employ mobile devices in education.
Courses previously taught by regional ITU Academies include:
- Analogue to Digital Migration
- Broadband Wireless Access
- Cyber Security
- Competition and Price Regulation
- Convergent Regulation, Emergency Communications
- Mobile Technologies and Services
- Universal Service Strategies