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Webinar: Early literacy development in African Libraries – Survey Findings

Join us on the 2021 International Literacy Day, 8th September 2021 at 10:30 (GMT) to discuss the findings from a survey we recently conducted find out what infrastructure and early literacy practices exist in African libraries.

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and NBA ran a survey as a baseline study for an Early Literacy Development course for African Librarians. The survey was driven by country champions who ensured that public and community libraries in 18 countries participated.

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ADEA 2021 High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum

NBA will be presenting key findings from our forthcoming TVET EdTech report at the ADEA Policy Dialogue Forum on “Rethinking the role of Skills Development in future work and lifelong learning, in light of digitalization & 4th Industrial Revolution”. Join us on 8 July for the presentation, titled Quality – Unleashing the power of educational technology (EdTech) in TVSD.

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Webinar: OER in EdTech

Neil Butcher participated in a panel dissecting the future of open educational resources in Africa. Africa is fast embracing EdTech. More companies are joining the race to become the number one provider of online education. Does open licensing of study materials offer greater returns to companies and their students, or is it an obstacle? 

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TVET and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced TVET sectors to accelerate the response to embrace the skill demands of the 4IR. New technologies and platforms are emerging to enhance the work-based learning, but infrastructure, skills development and support remain key to optimise the benefits of new technologies.
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The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Africa – On diversity and representation

As the world ushers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) –  which is characterized by increasingly blurred lines between the digital, biological, and physical worlds (Ndung’u and Signé) – technologists are coming to grips with the opportunities of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and the Internet of Things. These and other emerging technologies offer exciting possibilities; in theory, they might allow us to galvanize unprecedented socio-economic change and democratise access to services such as the internet, education, and healthcare. 

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Celebrating OERth Week

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and OER specialists are highlighting OER efforts taking place in a variety of locations and spaces here on Earth. Neil Butcher made a presentation on our work with UNESCO's ICT Competence Framework for Teachers. Join NBA, OER Africa, and WCET in celebrating OERth Week. Let us know what you are doing to promote OER to make education more achievable and equitable worldwide.

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