Fröhliche Weihnachten und Merry Christmas!

Bild: pixabay

Bild: pixabay

Liebe EddA-Mitglieder und Interessierte,

wir wünschen Euch/Ihnen allen besinnliche Weihnachtstage und einen beschwingten Rutsch ins Jahr 2015.

Herzliche Grüße in alle Richtungen
Justine Magambo und Eva Maria Bäcker

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„Global Back Gain against Local Brain Drain“

E-Learning • Interkulturell

02-Digital-Supervision-in-Uganda_web (2)Taking part in the Conference in Rheinbach „Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“ I was as member of the panel discussion. Session 4 dealt with education for sustainable development, which is a problem faced by all countries.

My thesis was: „There is no lack of academic staff. Only a lack of logistics and management.“ Every year Africa loses resources through academic knowledge migration. The Joint-PhD-Program focuses on the dilemma gap in post-graduate training, as in the case of Uganda. The PhD holders in almost all universities in Uganda are not enough to train the aspirants. ICT has simplified the world into a global village and therefore this should allow classes outside the four walls. The use of new media is one key to implement a successful PhD training program. Doctoral training has changed significantly in recent years. In Germany, it’s not unusual to complete a doctorate in…

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ITCT Africa Workshops in Basic Computer Engineering 24 Nov – 5 Dec 2014

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Simon computer assembling: ITCT Africa Kampala 2011

Since 2008, we have fostered use of ICTs in education in Uganda, Kenya and DR Congo. Linuxola has facilitated computer labs and training in the universities of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo, Kenyatta and Kinshasa. With the opening of our coordination and training centre (ITCT Africa) in Kampala, linuxola has trained teachers and students in computer engineering every year.

This year, three computer engineers, Simon, Christian and Joe, will be in Uganda from 22 Nov till 15 Dec. ITCT Africa will facilitate 2-day workshop sessions for 2 weeks in the following skills:

(i)     Free Software Movement
(ii)    Basic hardware knowledge and computer assembling/refurbishing
(iii)   LTSP setup and administration
(iv)   IT/Online Security
(v)    How to develop web applications (apps) in the cloud
Participants include teachers, students and staff from the ministry of education.

EddA bei „Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“

Am 14. November 2014 präsentiert EddA Africa auf der „3rd Annual Conference Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“ in Rheinbach das Thema „Digital Supervison in Uganda – Academic Challenges of Doctoral Education“.
Link zur Veranstaltung „Conference Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“

Neuer Vorstand bei EddA Africa e.V.

Dr. Eva Maria Bäcker und Dr. Justine Magambo am Messestand von StudyTech

Dr. Eva Maria Bäcker und Dr. Justine Magambo am Messestand von StudyTech

Der neue Vorstand von EddA Africa e.V. (Education & Development Association Africa) wurde auf der Jahreshauptversammlung am 26.09.2014 für drei Jahre bestimmt. Wiedergewählt als 1te Vorsitzende wurde Justine Magambo. Neu als 2te Vorsitzende ist Eva Maria Bäcker dazugekommen.

EddA Africa geht aus der Initiative „Education Africa“ hervor. Diese wurde von deutschen und afrikanischen Pädagoginnen und Pädagogen im Jahr 2004 an der Universität zu Köln ins Leben gerufen.

Aus „Education Africa“ entwickelt sich durch das Engagement von Dr. Justine Magambo im Jahr 2010 das Projekt „ICT Training for Teachers in Africa“. Im Rahmen dieses Projektes wurden bisher mobile IT-Workshops für Lehrer angeboten. Aufgrund der hohen Teilnehmerresonanz wurde der Ruf nach einem festen Koordinations- & Trainingszentrum laut, das in der ugandischen Hauptstadt Kampala dann eröffnet wurde.

2011 wird der Förderverein EddA Africa e.V. in Köln gegründet, um Spenden für den Aufbau eines Trainingszentrums für die IT- Weiterbildung von Lehrkräften, in Uganda zu sammeln. Schwerpunkt der IT- Ausbildung ist das „Lernen mit neuen Medien“ – ICT-Information and Communications Technologies. Lehrer in unseren derzeitigen Partnerländern, Uganda, Kenia und DR Kongo sollen ICT aktiv im Unterricht einsetzen. Damit soll erreicht werden, dass alle Schulabgänger in Zukunft selbstständig mit den neuen Medien (ICT) umgehen können, um sich auf dem modernen, regionalen Arbeitsmarkt zu behaupten. Ein zentrales Anliegen des Vereins ist die Kooperation zwischen Pädagogen und IT- Experten, die kulturelle Werte austauschen und so ihr Wissen und Kompetenzen weitergeben können.

Ihre aktive Teilnahme bei Edda Africa e.V. ist jederzeit herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns über Ihr Interesse, aber auch über Ihre Anregungen.

Fifty-Teachers-Graduation

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By Andrew Masinde

Fifty teachers from various institution including primary, secondary and tertiary have graduated with certificates in computer training.

The six weeks training was organised by ITCT-Africa an organisation that aims at empowering teachers to acquire knowledge in information technology, thereby enhancing their capacity to respond to new challenges while teaching and learning.

The various teachers from different schools and institutions across the country were trained in skills such as introduction to computer, all office packages, internet communication, database management system, E-marketing, web design/development and editing, networking and PC assembling and hardware and troubleshooting.

Speaking at the ceremony Annet Mugisha the senior education officer primary teacher education ministry of education advised teachers not to keep the computer skills they have acquired to themselves but to transfer it to other teacher especially those upcountry as well as students.

“We as teachers we have to be united this helps us to share the skills that we have, do not go back and start thinking because you have acquired computer skills now you are on top of the schools, this will make you look out of place,” Mugisha said.

She  further  advised the teachers  that ; “organise with the schools such that they acquire computers this will help you transfer the skills to students and will also help you gain even more experience, in Uganda people like being selfish which has greatly affected our country.”

Dr Justine Magambo the coordinator why they targeted teachers was because most of them were born before computers so they wanted to train them such that they can cope up with the changing technological advancement in the world.

Artikel auf: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/650696-50-teachers-graduate-with-computer-skills.html