News from eLearning Africa

    • eLearning Africa: EdTech, Inspiration and African Unity

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      One of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women will top the bill at this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda. A medical doctor, an academic and a businesswoman, Dr Mamphela Ramphele is also the former leader of South Africa’s Agang SA political party and a founder, with her former partner Steve Biko, of the Black Consciousness movement. She heads an exciting list of keynote speakers in a fascinating programme of discussions, workshops and debates under the overall theme of ‘Uniting Africa.’

    • The African View of Silicon Valley

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      What do Africans really think about the grandiose education projects, promoted by outsiders, that promise to transform their lives? In a special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, we will find out.

    • ‘Learning in Context’: eLearning Africa programme announced

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      Details of this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will take place in Mauritius from September 27 - 29, have been announced, with a comprehensive programme of relevant events all linking under the theme ‘Learning in Context.’ The congress coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of Universal Access to Information.

    • Mauritian government to host eLearning Africa 2017

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      The organisers of eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, announced that the Government of Mauritius has agreed to host this year’s conference in September. The conference will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Hon. Mr Yogida Sawmynaden and the Minister of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Hon. Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun. It will take place in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, from the 27th to the 29th of September.

    • 2063 Vision: Ministers move from ideas to action

      eLearning Africa | Cairo, Egypt |

      African ministers attending the 9th eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table in Cairo on May 24th are looking to turn dreams into reality. Education and training are at the heart of the African Union’s 2063 Vision for a ‘transformed continent’ and ministers of Education, Skills, Finance and ICT from all over Africa will discuss delivery mechanisms at the annual Round Table on ICT for education, training and development.

    • eLearning Africa: Sharing infrastructure must be top priority

      eLearning Africa | Cairo, Egypt |

      The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments.

    • Africa’s vision for education and how it will become reality

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany |

      More than 1200 international education and technology experts, advisers and investors will gather in Cairo in May to discuss how to turn the African Union’s vision of a “transformed continent” into reality. They will look at how developments in technology could enable education and training to boost growth and transform the lives and prospects of the next generation of Africans. The programme for the conference, which is available at www.elearning-africa.com.

    • African financial services sector “missing a trick” say education experts

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      Africa’s financial services sector is missing out on big opportunities in the rapidly growing education technology market, say the organisers of the continent’s biggest EdTech conference. They claim that African banks and financial services companies are “missing a trick” by failing to get involved and back innovative start-ups in the education technology sector.

    • eLearning Africa 2016: Call for proposals

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      African education experts want to hear from anyone with innovative ideas about how technology can help transform the continent.

    • Report reveals opportunities slipping through Africa’s digital gender gap

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      Findings from the eLearning Africa Report 2015, which is now available free to download, reveal that, despite rapid growth in internet and mobile usage across the region, women are much less likely to get online than men. And they are still largely unrepresented in the technology sector.

    • eLearning Africa Report: ICTs boosting growth but teachers reluctant to change

      eLearning Africa | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

      Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key to improving education and thus boosting growth across Africa – but there is still widespread reluctance among teachers, trainers and managers to abandon traditional methods in favour of new solutions.

    • eLearning Africa 2015: Ministers to discuss building on Africa’s progress in education

      eLearning Africa | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

      As attention moves from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa later this month to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education, training and development.

    • African leaders need to “leapfrog the shackles of convention” say experts

      eLearning Africa | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

      International experts will call for African leaders to “leapfrog the shackles of convention” at a major education conference next month, in order to ensure that African economic growth is sustained by adequately trained young people. The programme for this year’s eLearning Africa, which is being co-organised by the African Union and co-hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, reflects the extraordinary breadth and pace of change underway in African education – and the challenge for new technology-based solutions to meet Africa’s growing demand for high quality education and training.

    • Focus on ICT for education in rural Africa

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.

    • eLearning Africa 2015: call for proposals

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      eLearning Africa 2015 is looking for the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of ICT for development, education and training in Africa today.

    • Enriching Tomorrow: eLearning Africa 2015 Returns to Ethiopia

      eLearning Africa | Ethiopia, Addis Ababa |

      Rebecca Stromeyer, CEO of ICWE GmbH and Founder of eLearning Africa, joined H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Ethiopia, today (Wednesday) to announce that the annual eLearning Africa conference will return to Ethiopia, the country of its inauguration, for its tenth anniversary edition. The conference, which is the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20th – 22nd, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government.

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