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eLearning Africa Conference kicks-off end of May, to focus on innovation

In an effort to unite developers, researchers, techies and teachers, the eLearning Africa Conference will be taking place from 28 to 30 May in Kampala, Uganda.

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An annual event, this year the conference will run with the theme of Opening Frontiers to the Future to focus on some of the incredible innovations happening in the field of education and learning on the African continent.

Some of these innovations we’ve come across in recent years, and include startups such as Daptio and or social projects such as the Maendeleo Foundation’s solar-powered ICT class rooms.

The same organisation behind the event, eLearning Africa Group, is also responsible for an annual report that found interesting and crucial stats, such as 30% of students use tablets in elearning and that 40% of practitioners create local content.

The event will feature sixty sessions that plan to highlight the diversity of technology and education and their impact in Africa. A selection of workshops will also be presented on 28 May where participants get the opportunity to learn hands-on skills for blogging, digital video authorship and digital entrepreneurship.

Keynote speakers including leading entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong and Bitange Ndemo, senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi and former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication.

Other speakers include Noah Samara, Chairman and CEO of Yazmi; Jochen Polster, Vice President EMEA, NComputing; Mark East, General Manager Microsoft EMEA and ASIA Education Industry Group; and Bright Simons, writer, researcher, social entrepreneur and President of pioneering eHealth network mPedigree.

Last year the event was held in Windhoek, Namibia and saw 1 480 education and training practitioners, experts, researchers, newcomers and providers from 65 countries.

The programme can be found here.

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