Education

Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce its 15th annual Research and Education Networking conference, UbuntuNet Connect 2022, which shall be a hybrid event in the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone, on 24th and 25th November 2022.  The event shall be hosted by the NREN of Botswana, BotsREN. The theme for is Redesigning the Digitalized African …

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Instructional Design in E-Learning webinar excites participants

There has been overwhelming response and feedback from participants that attended the Instructional Design in E-Learning webinar aimed at drilling university and college lecturers and instructors on how to design effective online lessons. The webinar, organized by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with Makerere University, was held Wednesday, 27 May 2020 and facilitated by e-learning specialist …

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Register for the lecturers webinar on instructional design on E-Learning, 27 May, 2020

As the world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions aim to distance people to reduce further cases. Many schools and universities around the world remain closed. While these restrictions have significantly impacted education globally, not all outcomes have been negative. The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an online boom for education with many education …

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Register for the UbuntuNet Alliance, SomaliREN BigBlueButton Webinar

The recent outbreak of  the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the globe to put in place different measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of these measures is the closure of teaching and learning institutions including universities. This has inadvertently halted teaching and learning in universities thereby posing a threat of disruption …

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SomaliREN’s efforts to support universities in the face of COVID-19 – A beacon of hope!

The COVID19 virus outbreak has had a severe impact on all sectors and especially the education sector. The social distancing policy called for the suspension of all gatherings, including classrooms. The directive by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education to suspend the classes at the schools and universities for two weeks has come …

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KENET boost Internet for students, making speeds 25 times faster*

Kenya Education Network (KENET) and Liquid Telecom Kenya have migrated Kenya’s education and research institutions onto connections that are up to 25 times faster than were possible in the past. The new connections are increasing the total Internet capacity distributed to KENET member institutions using Liquid Telecom Kenya’s network from as little as 200 megabytes …

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African NRENs and their role in addressing financial stress of universities and research institutions

That many African higher learning and research institutions are facing funding problems is not news.  Most universities across Africa are struggling to operate to their full potential due to underfunding, a development that has in some cases forced universities to resort to hiking fees already considered high for many an African student.  The raising of  …

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From an end user’s mouth: Zambian PhD student explains how she benefited from a research and education network

Lydia Chabala, an soil scientist from Zambia can still not predict the amount of time and money it would have taken and cost her to complete her PhD research if she had not been introduced to the Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN)’s high speed internet connectivity. Chabala’s research focused on soil-environmental modeling for digital …

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IBM, KENET to Deliver Certification Courses in 50 Kenyan Universities

Kenya Education Network (KENET), which is one of UbuntuNet Alliances’ National Research and Education Network (NREN) Members, has become the first sub-Saharan Africa NREN to partner with IBM in delivering advanced hands-on certification courses to faculty and students of 50 Kenyan universities over its broadband network. The certification courses will develop and enhance job market …

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Malawi President appointed Champion of Higher Education in Africa

As part of its drive to engage influential bodies and actors to help it lobby for policy support and investment in Higher Education in Africa, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on July 6, 2015 installed Malawi President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as the Champion for Higher education in Africa. RUFORUM …

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