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eLearning Africa Debate

Come to the 2013 eLearning Africa debate and have your say in a lively discussion with leading international experts. This is your chance to tell colleagues, friends and decision-makers what you think and to take part in the cut-and-thrust of a parliamentary-style debate on one of the key issues for education in Africa.

Technology has brought rapid and unprecedented change to education. It has also been the engine of many innovative teaching and learning solutions. However, as the pace of technological change continues to quicken in Africa's growing economies, offering educators and students a spellbinding array of new technology, is there a danger that too great an emphasis on innovation could be counter-productive? Aren't calls for innovation just another form of marketing expensive and inappropriate new technology? Shouldn't the emphasis be on sustainable solutions to Africa's long-term education problems? Should the priority for education in Africa be innovation or sustainability? 

The motion at the 2013 eLearning Africa debate is:

"This House believes that sustainability is more important than innovation for education in Africa"

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