Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector, the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.
– eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities..
Theme 2014: Opening Frontiers to the Future
Rich in resources and with a youthful population, Africa is looking to the future with confidence. At a time when, even in some of the world’s most advanced economies, degrees and qualifications are no guarantee of employment:
- How can Africans equip themselves with the skills necessary to not only succeed in their local market but also shape and lead the global marketplace?
- How can an environment be created that rewards entrepreneurship and encourages African-born innovation?
- How can productive partnerships between government and the private-sector be encouraged?
- How can we ensure that growth is sustainable and inclusive, and how can we make the most of economic growth today to lay secure foundations for the future?
Vital to Africa’s future, these questions will form the core of the agenda for eLearning Africa 2014 in the following sections:
From the African Continent
A web of opportunities, ICTs provide inspiration for African youth, entrepreneurship, innovation and development of hardware, software and more. Showcase the very best coming out of Africa.
One continent, 54 countries and a fast-changing, globalised world: how can education be sustainably funded in the 21st Century?
Infrastructures: Increasing Scalability
Full participation will lead to progress for all: how can connectivity be successfully optimised for large-scale impact on development, education and training?
Technology Leadership and Governance
Measurable deliverables of dedicated and enlightened leadership and transparency are essential to development, education and training. Share inspirational cases from HE, Schools and the Public sector.
Knowledge Exchange for Best Practice
How can ICT cultivate expertise in a variety of sectors which intersect with development, education and training?
Pre-Service and In-Service Educators
Educators and teacher-instruction play a central role in socio-economic transformation. Contribute your experiences with ICTs in this vital field.
ICT for Pedagogy
Digitisation of education addresses key challenges in society and has a massive effect on pedagogy, tools and methods: share how this can be achieved.
Methods, pilots, data and reports: disseminate studies and solutions which are vital to advancement.
Get more information, the complete programme and speakers on the eLearning Africa 2014 website. Latest updates on the eLearning Africa News Portal and via eLearning Africa Newsletter. Check out the Facebook Page and follow eLA on Twitter.
TheNewAfrica is mediapartner of eLearning Africa 2014; Beate Wedekind, editor-in-chief and founder will hold a keynote speech on Friday.