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April 25, 2012

eLearning Africa 2012: Programme Online

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Don’t miss eLearning Africa 2012,
the Continent’s premier conference for ICT–enhanced
education and training!

The eLearning Africa 2012 programme is now online!

Register now to guarantee your place at Africa’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and ICT practitioners from education, business and government.

The line-up of speakers, presenters, exhibitors and demonstrators indicates that once again, eLearning Africa is an event not to be missed!

eLearning and Sustainability

How might eLearning be a vehicle for sustainable development in Africa? How can the public sector, private enterprises, education and society as a whole benefit from learning innovations which have the potential to drive education and training?
Under the overall theme of eLearning and Sustainability, eLearning Africa 2012 will explore the creative ways in which ICT-enhanced learning can help to build a sustainable future.The three-day Conference will feature 12 workshops and fora, up to 60 sessions and over 300 speakers from Africa and beyond.

Take a look at the eLearning Africa 2012 programme.

Keynote speakers 2012

Max Ahouêkê
Minister of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies, Benin

Sugata Mitra
Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, UK and Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Tarkan Maner
President and CEO of Wyse Technology, USA

Goundé Désiré Adadja
ICT Special Adviser to the President of Benin

Gilletta Gbanhoun Mouyabi
Director General of the Agency for the Management of New Information and Communication Technology (AGeNTIC), Benin

Dorcus Muthoni
Founder and CEO of OPENWORLD Ltd, Kenya

Fasil Bekele
Public-Private Alliances Lead for Microsoft Sub- Saharan Africa, South Africa

Theophilus Mlaki
Consultant for ICT for Development, Tanzania
Programme highlights

A wide range of themes will be explored through varying session formats ranging from interactive role plays to discussion-based workshops. These will include:mLearning: Speakers will explore policy, practice, and the potential for children, youth and rural communities to engage with mobile teaching technologies sustainably.

Innovation and Change in Teaching Practice: How might educators adapt their attitudes, behaviour and practice to ensure a fruitful eLearning experience for students and teachers? Examine real-life case-studies and speak to the experts at eLearning Africa 2012!

eLearning and Awareness of Green Computing and Environmental Issues: Topics to be covered include renewable energy, sustainable development and eWaste management.

eLearning Practice Continues Under Resource Constraints: What forms of technology-supported learning are available to those who cannot access the latest mobile and cloud computing innovations? Find out how necessity can bring about extraordinary innovations!


Special features to look forward to

Pre-Conference Workshops: Twelve Pre-Conference Workshops will set the tone for eLearning Africa 2012 on Wednesday, May 23rd. Full details of all Pre-Conference Workshops can be found here.The eLearning Africa Fail Faire: What makes some eLearning initiatives fail? How can practitioners learn from these mistakes? Come to this session to share experiences and learn from one another!

The eLearning Africa 2012 Debate: The high-octane atmosphere of the annual eLearning Africa Debate is a conference highlight for many. Listen, learn and have your say as a panel of distinguished speakers go head to head over this year’s contentious motion: “This House believes that we have underestimated the disruption mobile technologies will cause to formal educational systems in Africa and is concerned that their increased use undermines the traditional classroom setting, making teachers redundant.”

The eLearning Africa 2012 Exhibition: Leading international manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the ICT and education fields will showcase the best of their products and services.

Why you need to be there
  • Discover the latest ICT innovations driving capacity development across Africa
  • Learn about good-practice guidelines for integrating ICT in education and training
  • Listen to first-hand accounts of how to bounce back from a failed eLearning venture
  • Be inspired by creative app developers who will showcase their products
  • Network with Africa’s movers and shakers in the ICT and education field
Check out the Conference programme,
and make a date with eLearning Africa 2012!
ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 324 98 33

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