Laptops and mobile phones are the most popular new learning devices in Africa, with tablets only being used regularly by 20 percent of eLearning practitioners, according to the eLearning Africa Report 2013. The report offers insight into the uses of technology in African education from the point of view of Africans themselves at grassroots level. Although 40 percent of respondents said they create local content, only 16 percent create it in indigenous African languages.

Social media and mobility are becoming more popular, but accessing online resources and supporting classroom learning are the most common uses of technology. Mobility in learning and teaching is indeed on the rise in education and skills development in Africa but it has not yet eclipsed traditional ways of education delivery, says report editor Shafika Isaacs. Addressing the challenges in education continues to be a critical priority as one deliberates the post-2015 development agenda.

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