The trends in the job market have changed. This is observed particularly in the IT and computing industry. Now it’s so unpredictable that nobody knows who will manage to impress the employer- those having traditional degree or the self-learners.


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Traditional learners take formal training from campus based education format. Where students dedicate reasonable amount to time and money to get the qualification. Whereas self-learners might opt for Online IT diploma courses. Online diploma in information technology programmes allows students to take quality and flexible study option at affordable cost.

Online education has the potential to engage and deliver key learning and skill to the students. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is the online learning platform that offers standard education for free. Here students can learn the latest IT and computing skills. Besides, there top online institutes which dispense comprehensive, qualitative, practical and industry based learning.

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Learning In The New Format

According to the Global Developer Economics: State of the developer Nation, a survey conducted with 13,000 plus developers by the VisionMobile shows that 46% of the prompt developers have not learnt computer science from institutes. The report shows that 45% HTML5/Javascript developer belongs to this group. The survey reveals that HTML5/Javascript developer comprising 29% had learnt self and have no formal training for scripting languages.


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The survey also shows that the providers of MOOCs have the pivotal role which has helped developers to obtain skills in the related field. This includes skills such as Ruby and Python. Besides, there are MOOC programmes for Android, iOS app and web development alongside data science.

According to Coursera Technology Vertical Manager Kevin Mills, “The typical Coursera learner taking a programming or other technology course has a bachelor’s degree, is currently employed, and is between 22 and 35 years of age. Among these learners, it is about an even split between those looking to begin a new career in programming versus those seeking to advance their existing programming skills.”

There are also e-learning institutes delivering essential learning through online diploma in computing courses which facilitate relevant skill building to the students.

Time & Money Factor

Time and money are two most valuable things in life. Effective use of time is indispensable. Ask any person on the plant what is the importance of time? I am sure even school children would be able to tell you the importance of time. In the present day, time management is crucial for success. Now the question arises- Does one have ample time to attend hours of lecture in the classroom, travel and study at home? What if education system allows students to study from anywhere and anytime, which will save plenty of time. I have seen students taking the online diploma in computing and using remaining time for enhancing their knowledge.

Online IT diploma programmes including that of the MOOC does not only saves crucial time by money as well. Online diploma in information technology courses offered by online institutes is low priced. Whereas in MOOC app and web development and others are free.

So, why would anybody spend additional time and money? Especially when they have the tool like online learning that helps them to attain their purpose?

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The age in which we live is an age where science and technology forms an integral part and, thus, it becomes a governing element of the human life. In the present day, almost all of the continents are technologically advanced and are keeping up with the rapid development of the technical aspects that are being developed. America is in its utmost position in the implementation of technology. Europe and Asia are following it and they too have already incorporated what was needed.

Africa has been the continent which was less developed than these continents but presently it does not remain in such a position as it were. It has seen an influential entry of the technology based science which was successful in elevating the continent in such a position where it can be identified as a continent desperately endeavouring to implement scientific features to heighten its condition.

Here is a brief discussion on the 5 topmost technically developed countries and the state of their scientific improvement in Africa.

South Africa

The most technologically developed countries in the continent is South Africa. It has seen technological developments in almost every sphere of it. It ranks as one of the topmost countries in the Global Innovation Index or GII. The improvement in the fields of the IT industry is impressive. Added to that the South African Universities shave gathered quite a fame. Even the country made some wonderful contributions in the fields of invention.


Egypt is one of the most notable countries in Africa. The Pyramid, the use of calendar, the use of written language – all of these are the wonderful features of Egypt. Civilisation began in Egypt an innovation also found its place in this amazing country. It was responsible to extend science and technology in the entire continent. It has some of the best universities in Africa providing support to technology. The government has assisted Egypt to reach this height as the former encourages technological expansion from the country to the industries. It has an influential technological force amongst the other countries of Africa.


Nigeria is one of the most populous countries in the continent having a lot of potentials in the industry. The country has seen impressive innovations that will lead it to a brighter future. Apart from that, the country has experienced a significant development in web apps and mobile technologies. The penetration of the internet connectivity is less though. But the country also has skilled people who can make better innovation in the future.


The country has a vast range of invention. Added to that, startup of the private companies are also one of the notable factors of the present development of the country. The IT sector have influentially developed. If this startup from the technological companies grows, then one day the country will become one of the platforms for technological improvement.


With the stable government and a growing economy, Ghana can provide the suitable opportunity for the growth of technology. It is a country where a lot of innovations have taken place. It belongs to west Africa and is being speculated as the next ‘great’ African country.

A Newer Africa

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With the advent of technology, the process of Africa’s innovative improvement has already started. It is wrong to say Africa is not technologically equipped. The technical innovation inaugurated its journey in Africa and it will be persisting, bringing a variety of vibrant changes in this amazing continent.

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