The introduction of mobile communications in Algeria had a tremendous impact on its economy and its society. The deregulations of the telecommunication market at the beginning of the 21st century enabled a large proportion of the population to be finally connected to the global telecommunication network, and by the end of 2011, there were over 35 million mobile subscribers, compared to only 5 million in 2004 – a seven-fold increase. The anticipated launch of the 3G high-speed network during 2013 could have an even more far-reaching impact, as it will open up access to the Internet for anyone with a sufficiently capable mobile phone.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is an international student technology competition that gathers young developers from around the world who come together to compete by building technology-based solutions to solve challenging problems. This year’s competition took place in Sydney, Australia, and Algeria was represented by The Klein Team who made it to the top 3 in the Windows Azure Challenge with their software solution for diabetes management. Inspire Magazine caught up with Amine Bounoughaz, a member of the Klein Team, to talk about their innovative application and inspiring experience. Read More
From the chalkboard to the abacus and beyond, technology has always played an important role in education. Educational technology refers to any teaching tool that helps supports learning (1), and given the rapid advancements in Information Technology and multimedia applications, the potential to support the teaching of foreign languages in Algerian universities is ever more great. Read More
Just over a year ago, a group of junior Algerian researchers and practitioners met at the Waterloo Campus of King’s College London to attend the fifth general meeting of the Algerian Postgraduates in the UK network. On the agenda was an open discussion to explore the future directions of this informal network which, since its establishment in 2007, has focused on nurturing and serving its young community in the UK. Read More