The eLearning Africa Report 2014says that African working in education are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future.
The report was launched by His Excellency Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda.
It is not long ago the the World Bank report suggested that economic growth across Africa will rise to 5.2 percent this year, shows that 74 percent of professionals and investors in the key sectors of ICT and education are optimistic about future prospects.
“The mood of optimism among Africans is unmistakable,” says the Report. “Our survey… confirms that African eLearning professionals are feeling confident about the future. This is more good news for the continent because the combination of education and technology is clearly a powerful driver for growth.”
The report emphasizes, however, that the prospects for African education will depend increasingly on good communications and connectivity:
“The opportunities for education are enormous, as the advent of low-cost mobile tablets massive market roll-out stands to revolutionize education because of the pedagogical implications of being able to deliver more content on a larger screen,”said Brahima Sanou, the Director of the Development Department of the International Telecommunications Union.
The Report, which also includes analysis of the agriculture, health and tourism sectors, a guide to eLearning initiatives in 55 African countries, a survey of sources of funding and articles by leading commentators including Binyavanga Wainaina, Paul Boateng, Bitange Ndemo and Aida Opoku-Mensah, was launched at the eLearning Africa conference at the Speke Conference Centre in Kampala.
Copies of the report can be obtained online at: www.elearning-africa.com/