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.
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.
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.
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”.
'Education' said Nelson Mandela 'is the key to everything'. Participants in last week’s (28 - 30 May) eLearning Africa Conference in Kampala, Uganda, were in no doubt, however, that it is the combination of education and information technology that is critical to Africa’s future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.