eLearning Africa Report 2019 - SURVEY

Thank you for agreeing to complete the eLearning Africa Survey Questionnaire. We are very grateful for your support and value you as a colleague and friend of eLearning Africa. 
 
In the eLearning Africa Survey Questionnaire, we consult a sample of our network of experts and practitioners about their experience, expectations, attitudes and opinions on a wide range of subjects relating to education, technology and development in Africa. This network of experts and practitioners is unique, as it is both international and cross-sectoral. Participants in the survey come from many countries, both inside and outside Africa. Those from outside Africa are typically people with a longstanding interest in, and involvement with, African education, technology or development projects. In general, survey participants are drawn from a range of disciplines, including education and technology professionals, development specialists, planners, advisers, political leaders, administrators, investors, entrepreneurs, academics and analysts.

The eLearning Africa Survey's findings, which will be published in the eLearning Africa Report, reflect the wisdom, experience and judgment of this key group of people who, in their various ways, play such an important role in helping, through education and technology, to transform Africa.

1. Title
2. First Name
3. Surname
4. Age
5. Gender
6. What is your country of origin / birth?
7. Email
8. Which African country / ies do you work in? (multiple selection possible)
9. What is your job description?
10. Which type of organisation do you work for?
11. Which sector(s) do you work in? (multiple selection possible)
12. Do you work in an urban or rural environment?
13. We’re always keen to hear new stories from our participants. Use this box, if you have an eLearning story you’d like to tell us now.
14. What ICTs do you most commonly use? (Multiple answers possible)
15. What do you use ICTs for the most? (Multiple answers possible)


QUESTIONNAIRE


16. UN SDG 4 - The United Nations Development Programme set a number of ‘sustainable development goals’ to be achieved by 2030. SDG 4 aims to bring about universal access to quality education. Do you consider that African countries are making sufficient progress towards ensuring that by 2030 all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary education?
17. UN SDG 4 - Do you consider that African countries are making sufficient progress towards ensuring the provision of equal access to affordable vocational training?
18. UN SDG 4 - Do you consider that African countries are making sufficient progress towards achieving universal access to a quality higher education?
19. AU Agenda 2063 - Do you consider that the African Union’s vision of Africa as a “transformed continent” by 2063 is a) realistic; b) unrealistic?
20. AU Agenda 2063 - Please tell us in no more than two sentences what you think Africa will be like in 2063.
21. Lifelong learning and workplace learning - How important do you think that lifelong learning and workplace learning are likely to be in the future in equipping Africans with the skills they need?
22. In your view, how important is digital technology in enabling employers and institutions to facilitate lifelong learning and workplace learning?
23. In your view, how important is informal learning likely to be in the future in equipping Africans with the skills they need?
24. AI - In general, do you see recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence as a threat or an opportunity for Africa?
25. Please give a brief explanation (in max 20 words) of your reasons.
26. Access - Which of the following factors do you consider is currently most significant in restricting digital access to education and training in Africa?
27. If none of the above, please specify what you consider to be other significant factors.
28. Local content and languages - How important do you consider access to local content and content produced in local languages for training and workplace learning?
29. Employers’ Awareness - Do you think that employers in Africa are aware of the opportunities for improved workplace learning and training presented by digital learning?
30. Rural Development- How significant do you consider digital technology to be in improving access to education and training for people in rural areas?
31. How significant do you consider digital technology to be in improving access to education and training for women?
32. Technology and Ethics - Some commentators argue that technology is not ethically or politically neutral, particularly in areas such as the use of data. Do you consider the use of technology in education to be primarily an educational choice or a political one?
33. Teachers - how do you think technology will affect the role of teachers in Africa over the next 50 years? Which of these statements best reflects your opinion?
34. The Future and Technology - Do you think that within the next 20 years major developments in technology, such as, for example, brain-to-brain communication, virtual reality 2.0 and full sensory virtual learning, will be widely used in education and training in Africa?
35. Youth - Overall, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the prospects for Africa’s young people?
36. Would you be willing to take part in quarterly surveys about aspects of education, training, development and technology?
37. Would you or your organisation be interested to receive the results of detailed quarterly surveys about education, training, development and technology?
38. This year’s edition of the eLearning Africa Report has been supported by GIZ, the German for International Cooperation. Are you aware of any of GIZ’s initiatives in support of education and development in Africa?
39. If yes, please specify which ones.