In many ways, education is about finding the right blend. This is why 'blended learning' – or the mixed use of digital and traditional learning methods - holds such promise for many of education’s toughest challenges, particularly those present in a variety of contexts throughout Africa. For those of you who have not heard of blended learning before, this article will provide a handy guide. Read on to learn about what this innovative educational strategy consists of and how it can best be implemented in sub-Sahara Africa and beyond.
Tech hubs have proliferated in recent years and many have moved beyond their starting point as cheap co-working spaces into incubation centers for innovators and social entrepreneurs. Furthermore, many hubs, and the organizations that supported their initial launch, are committed to policy engagement and co-creation with the public sector because this can further support innovation and the uptake of good ideas.
I quit my corporate career about 18 years ago and have been working in the social sector full-time ever since. What I find distressing is that while the demand for good education has increased amongst the poorer sections of the population, however, the country’s commitment to providing quality education to help the poor climb up the economic scale has actually decreased.
Inviting a stranger into your home requires a level of trust that many development programs struggle to reach. But considering that even children enrolled in full time education spend four fifths of their waking-hours outside a classroom, interventions are increasingly broadening their activities beyond the schoolhouse.