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In most businesses there is a cycle that alternates between periods of crazy rush, periods of normalcy, and periods of down time. Companies generally opt for one of two choices during the down time: they either lay off employees (the favoured option) or let them stay on and remain idle.…
Tony Hughes explores how multinational employers are meeting the needs of their learners. What should the training world make of Mintel research showing that e-reader and e-book sales have declined, while paper publications have increased their market share? What about findings from the Training Industry Report in the US, which…
Mr Ishan Abeywardena, an Open Educational Resources Adviser with the Commonwealth of Learning based in Canada, on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to embrace online-open-distance-learning institutions. Abeywardena told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that these learning institutions have the same credibility as the conventional institutions. He said that…
The foundation claims that these containers can be refurbished in a shorter span of time making them easy to execute in rural areas. In an innovative method to take digital literacy forward, NASSCOM Foundation, along with Hewlett Packard (HP), has decided to refurbish shipping containers to create digital learning centres.…
There was a mood of impatience among ministers, businessmen, and education experts attending this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which was held in Cairo during May 2016. Aware of the opportunity offered by information and communication technologies to spread education, training and access to information throughout Africa, many are starting to…
eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced development, education and training in Africa. As the largest conference of its kind, the three-day event is a must for those wanting to develop multinational, cross-industry partnerships and contacts whilst sharing knowledge and learning new skills. Taking place in Cairo, Egypt,…
E-learning in Africa has been much touted, with innovative startups springing up across the continent with increasing frequency. Yet for all the talk, the sector remains hindered by power issues and the cost of data, with investor interest weak as a result. Where to next, then, for African edtech startups?…
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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.