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UNU-ViE Invites You to Join 3rd International Online Discussion

Published 2010-10-14 | Updated 2011-05-26

The online event "On the Reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education in Africa", organized by UNU-ViE, will take place from 18 until 24 October 2010 on the Science Connect platform. For joining the discussion, please register here . | Read more

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UNU-ViE Organized the First Online Peer Assist for UNeLearn

Published 2010-03-05 | Updated 2010-10-14

On 10 February 2010, UNU ViE organized an online meeting as part of the UNeLearn activities. Launched in 2008, UNeLearn is a group of sixteen UN agencies . This wide network on technology supported learning aims to offer developing countries opportunities to draw upon a rich array of training and capacity-building resources. It also enables the members to share information and experiences and to collaborate on spreading e-learning. | Read more

Integrating E-Learning in African Universities

Published 2010-01-19 | Updated 2010-03-17

In the workshop entitled "Integrating E-Learning: Key Challenge for HE Governance" from 30 September - 02 October 2009, the 30 participants from about a dozen sub-Saharan African countries were brought together to discuss a topic that affects professionals from different fields – e-learning experts, lecturers as well as Vice-chancellors of African universities: What does the introduction of e-learning mean for a university? |Read more

Universities 2.0

Published 2009-10-21 | Updated 2010-03-05

From 6 – 24 July 2009 UNU-ViE organized an online discussion about future concepts in African higher education. The initiative is called "Universities 2.0" and it is a series of face-to-face workshops in Africa. |Read more

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