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IFIP is the leading global professional association for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established by UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from 56 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees which conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP sponsors over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
30July, 2020

Barbara Simons Receives 2019 ACM Policy Award (+ other ACM News for July 2020)

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Barbara Simons Receives 2019 ACM Policy Award


Barbara Simons was named the recipient of the 2019 ACM Policy Award for long-standing, high-impact leadership as ACM President and founding Chair of ACM’s US Public Policy Committee (USACM, now USTPC), while making influential contributions to improve the reliability of and public confidence in election technology. Over several decades, Simons has advanced […]

30July, 2020

Zanzibar kMOOC – the Future of Kiswahili Language Learning?

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Technology has played a big role on the way we communicate and learn. The availability of internet has provided many students with the opportunity to learn from the best at their own comfort wherever they might be.  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) allow diverse learners across the world to come together and build some sort […]

30July, 2020

Research into Technology Supported Learning Needs More “Pedagogical Provenance”

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In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr Keith Turvey and Professor Norbert Pachler challenged both policy makers and researchers to reflect on how effective the last decade of policy and research into technology supported learning has been in enabling the education sector to sustain teaching and learning throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

They argued that: “Teachers […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Becomes MENA Region’s First Educational Institution to Migrate to AWS Cloud

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has become the first in the Middle East and North African (MENA region to successfully migrate all its systems and applications to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

The digital transformation is in line with HBMSU’s pioneering efforts to establish a new educational culture by shifting away from traditional models […]

30July, 2020

Aloha from Hawaii: An Update on Learning and Teaching Online during the 2020 Pandemic

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The state of Hawaii is comprised of eight populated islands (and many uninhabited ones in the 2,400 km archipelago), with the majority of the 1,420,491 population (US Census estimate for 2018) living on Oahu, in Honolulu. The public schools (Kindergarten through to grade 12 or K-12) are run by a centralised Department of Education (DOE) […]

30July, 2020

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Vice-Chair Brad McKenna explores the importance of “Digitally Disconnecting in a World of Ubiquitous Connectivity”. Read the full post here  

30June, 2020

DESI 2020 Rankings Announced

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The DESI 2020 (Digital Economy and Social Index) Report has been released, revealing that all EU countries improved their digital performance, with Finland topping the list. 

DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.

This year’s DESI shows that there is […]

29June, 2020

United Nations Turns 75

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As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, consideration is being given to what the next 25 years might look like. 

The Economist recently published a special report on the event, part of which we have chosen to republish here for its relevance to the ICT sector.


29June, 2020

AICA Delivers Landmark Training Program to Aid Schools in Digitisation

By |June 29th, 2020|ICT in Schools|0 Comments

AICA, the Italian Society for Computer Science, has launched U4JOB Essentials, a training program for digitisation in schools.

AICA is providing schools with free access to concrete proposals and solutions aimed at “promoting the development of digital culture and the dissemination of digital skills for students, teachers and non-teaching staff”, also in implementation of the Memorandum […]

29June, 2020

Top remote worker cyber risks and solutions

By |June 29th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) outlines safer online meeting and home network measures

Home-based workers are at increased risk of cyber attack, but there are several measures they can take to reduce risk.

This is according to Bryan Baxter, a corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was […]