News from eLearning Africa

    • eLearning Africa 2023: Call for Papers

      eLearning Africa |

      eLearning Africa 2023 takes place in Dakar, Senegal from May 24, and today opened its call for submissions to the conference programme.

    • eLearning Africa 2023 announced for Dakar

      eLearning Africa |

      The 16th eLearning Africa conference and exhibition on ICT for education, training and skills development, is to take place in Dakar, Senegal from May 24 – 26, 2023.

    • eLearning Africa: Let's seize the Moment, say Ministers

      eLearning Africa |

      African countries should “seize the moment” and take advantage of a historic opportunity for “massive, long-term, sustainable economic growth,” according to Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire. And Rwandan Education Minister, Dr Valentine Uwamariya, warned that “failing to focus now on education, training and technology would be unforgivable.”

    • TooShare – the African Network Revolutionising EdTech

      eLearning Africa |

      TooShare is a technological feat that aims to revolutionize education for all in order to overcome the deficiencies of the educational system through easy access to educational content. This digital alternative to schools and universities is 100% African and that combines an e-learning platform and a social network.

    • eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan

      eLearning Africa |

      eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa. This year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 -27 October and focussed on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great success,” they say.

    • Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

      eLearning Africa |

      Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy.

    • French expertise features prominently at eLearning Africa in Abidjan

      eLearning Africa |

      French expertise features prominently in the 2019 edition of Africa’s most respected technology supported education and training conference and exhibition event. This year’s eLearning Africa convenes in Abidjan on 23-25 October under the theme “learnability and employability”. The annual pan-African conference is dedicated to examining the potential for using new communications technologies to spread educational opportunity.

    • German engagement at Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on ICT for education

      eLearning Africa |

      Germany will affirm its strong partnership with Africa, as experts gather to discuss “learnability and employability” at the 2019 eLearning Africa in Abidjan. This year sees the greatest-ever combined German engagement at Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development. Now in its fourteenth year, the event convenes in the Ivorian capital from 23 - 25 October.

    • Learnability and Employability Unlocking Africa’s Future Success

      eLearning Africa | Berlin (GER) / Abidjan (CI) |

      A large youthful population, disruptive innovative technology, and vibrant entrepreneurial activity hold the keys to unlocking Africa’s future success. It’s time to maximise their potential. Join the conversation in Abidjan this year at the Continent’s leading annual eLearning conference to enhance your capacity to contribute to this mission.

    • Learning and Training for Farming and Food: eLearning Africa Launches ‘Agriculture Track’

      eLearning Africa |

      The organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa, have announced that, for the first time, the event will include a special programme of seminars, discussions and debates about learning and training for Africa’s farming and food sector. The decision reflects the continuing importance of agriculture in African economies, together with new opportunities and challenges for African food producers in an era of rapid technological change.

    • Turning Talent into Skills and Skills into Success

      eLearning Africa | Germany / Côte d’Ivoire |

      As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will ask some fundamental questions.

    • Africa’s Top Edtech Conference Issues Call for Papers

      eLearning Africa |

      The organisers of eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference and exhibition on learning, training and technology, have issued a ‘call for papers’ from anyone interested in presenting at this year’s event, which will be held in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Cote d’Ivoire from 23 - 25 October 2019.

    • Going West: Top Education Conference Heads for Côte d’Ivoire

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany |

      Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa, will head to Côte d’Ivoire next year. Organisers have confirmed that the pan-African conference, which brings together education professionals, technology experts, entrepreneurs and investors for three days of networking, discussions, briefings and debates, will be held in the West African country’s capital city, Abidjan.

    • ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

      eLearning Africa | Germany, Rwanda |

      The world is heading towards a ‘fourth industrial revolution, according to technology experts. But is this good or bad news for Africans? Does it signify the approach of a new age of opportunity, in which Africa will leapfrog its competitors, or is it more likely to be a disaster in which jobs are lost, traditional industries are destroyed and Africa enters a new age of exploitation by western companies in control of frightening new technologies?

    • ‘Pure Inspiration’: Turning Dreams into Reality at eLA Conference on ‘Uniting Africa’

      eLearning Africa |

      Africa’s biggest conference on learning, training and technology, eLearning Africa, will take place in Rwanda this year. Among the keynote speakers at the event, which will be held, under the patronage of the Rwandan Government, in the Kigali Convention Centre from 26 – 28 September, will be some of the biggest names in global education and technology.

    • eLearning Africa: EdTech, Inspiration and African Unity

      eLearning Africa |

      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

      eLearning Africa |

      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

      eLearning Africa |

      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

      eLearning Africa |

      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

      eLearning Africa |

      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.

    • Report: Growing use of ICT in agriculture helping to 'transform Africa'

      eLearning Africa | Kampala, Uganda |

      An influential report on education, training and development in Africa shows that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is beginning to have a significant impact on agriculture and may even be helping to make a reality of the African Union’s 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent”.

    • Africa unlocked

      eLearning Africa | Berlin/Kampala |

      The eLearning Africa Report 2014, launched by the His Excellency Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, is claiming that Africans working in education are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future.

    • Ugandan entrepreneurs changing lives with the touch of a button

      eLearning Africa | Berlin/Kampala |

      A spotlight will shine on the rising stars of Ugandan technology and education scene this year, as Kampala plays host to the eLearning Africa 2014 Conference later this month. A key focus will also be on those in the nation who don’t yet have the access and education allowing them to reach their potential.

    • eLearning Africa: final Call for Proposals

      eLearning Africa | Berlin/Kampala |

      Under the theme of “Opening Frontiers to the Future”, eLearning Africa 2014 will bring together decision-makers and practitioners from across Africa and the world to share and examine the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of eLearning in Africa today ~ Proposal submission closes January 15.

    • eLearning Africa 2013 - African Voices on the Digital Revolution

      eLearning Africa |

      A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa – while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.

    • eLearning Africa 2013 - The unsung local heroes who are really changing Africa

      eLearning Africa |

      A revolution is occurring throughout African societies. While governments implement high-level, high-visibility ICT strategies, experts have recently identified far more radical, hidden changes occurring across the Continent. New technologies, when adopted, are adapted to local needs: a sort of under-the-radar innovation which is now pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

    • Africa’s learning landscape: the influence of tradition, change and innovation eLearning Africa 2013 Call for Proposals now open

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      With an estimated 10 African countries featuring among the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa’s status in the global economic landscape is set to change dramatically. Indeed, innovative new technologies combined with a pioneering spirit to improve lives are already changing the way Africans learn, work, play, think and imagine. But are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth shaping their identities and navigating different learning spaces with these technologies? And are new technologies fundamentally disruptive to tradition? These are some of the key questions that will form the focus of eLearning Africa 2013, which takes place from 29th to 31st May at Namibia’s Safari Conference Centre in Windhoek. The call for proposals is now open and will close on January 11th 2013.

    • Seventh annual eLearning Africa conference starts in Cotonou, Benin

      eLearning Africa | Cotonou, Benin / Berlin, Germany |

      The eLearning Africa 2012 Report is now available for download! The Report was launched by Max Ahouèkè, Benin’s Minister of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies, at the Opening Plenary Session of eLearning Africa 2012 on Wednesday, May 23rd.

    • mLearning: effective or disruptive? eLearning Africa to assess the effectiveness of mobile learning

      eLearning Africa | Cotonou, Benin; Berlin, Germany |

      Mobile technologies, which play an increasingly important role in Africa's education systems, are set to stimulate debate at this year's eLearning Africa conference in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd to 25th. Through a range of interactive expert-led sessions, participants at eLearning Africa 2012, the Continent's leading conference on ICT for development, education and training, will explore the challenges, opportunities and success stories of mLearning.

    • eLearning Africa 2012 to explore eLearning and Sustainability

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany |

      Next year's eLearning Africa, the Continent's leading conference on ICT for development, education and training, will take place in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd to 25th, 2012, under the patronage of the Republic of Benin. eLearning Africa is the key networking event for developing eLearning capacities in Africa, and the call for papers is now open. eLearning Africa is a dynamic forum for sharing the latest research, best practice guidance and case studies on the integration of ICT into education and training for all sectors of economic development, including business, education, agriculture, health delivery and governance.

    • eLearning Africa: How ICTs Can Help Build Peace, Security and Stability

      eLearning Africa | Lusaka, Zambia |

      'Information and communication Technologies (ICTs) can play a major role in building peace, security and stability in some of the most troubled places on the planet,' says New Security Foundation Chairman, Dr Harold Elletson. Dr Elletson was speaking at the eLearning Africa conference in Lusaka, Zambia during a session hosted by the New Security Foundation and involving participants from all over Africa.

    • eLearning Africa Photo Competition: Winning Photo from Zambia

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. |

      Winners of the first eLearning Africa photo competition will be featured in an exhibition at the fifth pan-African conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, Education and Training

    • Inclusive Education a Priority for Ministers’ Meeting in Zambia

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. |

      Berlin, Germany, Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia’s capital will host a gathering of some of Africa’s top educational decision-makers on May 26th at eLearning Africa. The largest pan-African conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development, education and training will be held from May 26th - 28th in Lusaka.

    • eLearning Africa 2010: Will Africa Learn by Mobile Phone or by Desktop Computer?

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. |

      Teachers and technologists gathering at the eLearning Africa 2010 conference in Zambia will be debating a billion dollar question, attempting to work out whether future African students will learn from the telephones in their pockets or from the laptops in their classrooms.

    • How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live: eLearning Africa Launches Online Photo Competition

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. |

      How have mobile phones, the Internet, computers and the audiovisual media changed people's lives on the African continent? To find out, eLearning Africa has launched an online photography contest. The organisers are inviting people from Africa to submit images that show how they live, learn and work with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

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