The eLearning Fundi

Random reflections about eLearning in Africa

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How to create poverty and intellectual dominion in the education system

Educational news coming over the weekend was not pleasant at all. It seems, at least to me, that what we are doing is creating poverty and perpetuating intellectual dominion over the already poor and already disproportionately marginalised majority. This is how.  Majority of teachers teaching grades 1-3 do not only have the disciplinary knowledge to […]

 

Indiscipline, freedom and education

Over the last moon-months, I have been agonising on the effects of over-democratising educational offerings, and the effects such measures would have on the future of a nation, or what I would call now the future of work and potential tax-payers. Indeed, the issue of democracy as it is is not well understood – and […]

 

Consistency in “dumbing down” education

Reading a commentary by Mamphela Ramphele on “Destroying seeds of our future” in last weekend’s Sunday Times, leaves me worried about the future of a nation because of the dumbing down of education. This phenomenon of dumbing down education was reported in the US – that to some commentators started in the 1960s, it has […]

 

The eLearning Adoption Survey

Are you an academic in higher education? Are you from or working in any of the following countries (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)? If so, you are invited to participate on an eLearning adoption survey. (Participation in this survey is now closed) Over the […]

 

Brief Resume

Short Bio! The eLearning Fundi has a wealth of experience on eLearning and Information Systems spanning more than ten years. In eLearning, I have interests in the development, implementation, extension and research in developing countries, specifically in Africa. On eLearning research I also focus on instructional design, training and support, new tools for eLearning, current […]