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iHub Research By Anne / May 5, 2014

E-cramming vs. E-learning

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by Lynda Okoko “To promote growth of the whole person through developing the mental, physical and emotive abilities and attitudes; to impact literacy and numeracy and nurture scientific and social skills; promote social equality and lay a foundation for further education” – objective of  Kenyan Primary Education. Electronic learning is

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 28, 2014

Building Open Data Infrastructure and Strategies for Effective Citizen Engagement

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The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched in July 2011 and now hosts more than 400 government datasets on the opendata.go.ke portal. This has since received hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of datasets downloads. Over the past year, *iHub_ Research and  Jesuit Hakimani Centre have been studying the

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 7, 2014

Building Swahili Stop words Corpus for Computing

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With Chris Orwa, Data Scientist, iHub Research iHub Research commenced phase two of Umati, the online hate speech monitoring project, in January 2014 with the aim of understanding how online conversations evolve over time in an election cycle and; detecting dangerous speech – speech with the potential to catalyse violence.

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iHub Research By Anne / April 6, 2014

NRBUZZ: What role does research play in edTech?

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iHub Research  is excited to host this month’s NRBuzz, on Thursday 10TH April from 5.30 PM focusing on the EDTECH scene. This session will bring together start-ups and established entrepreneurs in the EDTECH scene to share their experiences from implementation of their platforms in education institutions and the role that research

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iHub Research By Nanjira Sambuli / April 6, 2014

How are ICTs impacting Governance in East Africa? (a.k.a “ICT and Governance in EA” Project)

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Much as has been said of the promise, potential and progress of ICTs in the East African region. Governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector players, citizens and other stakeholders are embracing ICTs in interesting and innovative ways that merit further study. It is for this reason that iHub Research, as part

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