E-learning Makes Virtual Learning a Reality in Africa


The African Virtual University (AVU), is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established with the goal of increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. Till date the AVU has used virtual learning to train 43,000 students since its creation in 1997. In 2014, it announced 29 new distance learning centers.

On July 2nd and 3rd, the AVU will host its 2nd International Conference of the African Virtual University. The focus track for the 2015 conference is, ‘Linking open education and eLearning research to practice.’ This conference will bring researchers,policymakers and practitioners together under one roof to explore the role of ICTs, open education and e-learning in higher education and training in Africa.

The AVU partners with many African universities and foreign institutions to help students earn educational degrees in ICT, maths and science. Begining next year, the AVU will offer its own degrees. For now, some programmes are completely online, while others require attendance at classes and practical assessment at local campuses.

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the event, you can check the event details here.