Kenya, December 27, 2014Kenyatta University, after the successful implementation of its first Digital School through mElimu, signed a contract for a second lot of mElimu tablets and platform for its students. The Anywhere School, as they call it in Kenyatta University, provides online education through mElimu platform for an additional set of courses for Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Masters programmes.
Nairobi, November 27, 2014 Kenyatta University took pride in receiving the award for having the best ICT programme in Higher Education by the Computer Science Society of Kenya. Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olive Mugenda received the award at the 19th Annual Kenya ICT Excellence awards ceremony held at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi. Ms. Eunice Kariuki, the Marketing Director of Kenya ICT Authority, stated that the University has been a trendsetter for launching a Digital School for higher education in Kenya.
Do universities need to keep the digital skills gap in mind while educating? A big, gigantic YES! With the amount of time youth spends online; the need to digitize education becomes even more crucial. Education worldwide has reached a phase like never before. Technological advancement has paved way to a whole new world of learning. Now, students and educators have access to knowledge anywhere, anytime. Digital and online resources have made learning a fun and interactive task.
Use of technology, especially giving students the access of mobile devices like tablets in education, sounds like a debatable topic to someone born before the start of digital age. Some are sound enough to embrace the technology as it progresses, while there are some, who need a gentle push towards the acceptance of almost anything! The world has entered the age of Digital Natives, where using technology in the field of education is not considered to be a big-win anymore!
Nairobi, Kenya, April 20, 2012
Founders of the company, mElimu, visited Kenya on April 20, 2012 to know of the ICT opportunities in the country. The visit was organized by the ICT board. The purpose of the four-day visit was to explore Kenya’s ICT investment potential. Rajeev Gupta, Damnish Kumar and Tushar Vohra were the officials that were a part of this exploration tour.