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→Theme 2016: Making Vision Reality

Africa is on the move. African economies are growing. Governments and businesses are looking at the future with optimism. The African Union has set out its Vision 2063, a view of what Africa might look like in fifty years. But how can vision be turned into reality? How can Africa be truly transformed? How can education and technology contribute to the transformation? And what role could a transformed Africa play in shaping tomorrow's world?

eLearning Africa 2016 will look at the role education and technology are playing in achieving the African Union's vision of a "transformed continent". How can we accelerate the pace of change? What needs to be done? What resources are available? How can vision become reality?

The following subthemes present the variety of topics on the agenda.

 

Formal education: schools and higher education

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  • Strategies for K1-K12
  • Relating to youth
  • Combating illiteracy
  • Digital strategy and skills
  • Research studies: reports, methods and data
  • Pedagogy, curriculum reform and design
  • Production, use and re-use of content
  • Academic analytics

Strengthening workforce skills

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  • Opportunities for young people Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEETs)
  • Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Badges, accreditation and private degrees
  • Workplace training, learning & development
  • Continuous professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers

Widened horizons: innovative collaborations

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  • Intercontinental partnerships for schools and higher ed
  • Cross-institutional collaboration with private sector involvement
  • eLearning communities of practice
  • Localisation and languages
  • The reach of the diaspora
  • Sustaining projects

Sector-specific best practices

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  • Private education in action
  • Public sector experiences: eGovernance and more
  • Media and blogs in & for learning
  • Fostering hub developments
  • NGOs, international aid education & capacity building schemes
  • ICT for healthcare, agriculture or tourism development
  • ICT for empowerment: diversity, gender equality and human rights
  • ICT for education in emergencies and crises

Real learning taking shape

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  • Engagement and motivation
  • Retention methods
  • Assessment and completion measurement
  • Students as co-creators of content and knowledge
  • Personalisation, privacy and data-driven learning
  • Special needs
  • Higher thinking skills for 21st century learners

Practice, methods and tools

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  • Blended
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Flipped
  • Immersive
  • Gamified
  • Social media
  • Mobile
  • Media and video
  • Digital storytelling
  • Open and more: MOOCS

Emerging tech for learning

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  • Hardware, software, apps and more
  • edTech startups
  • Telecommunication and accessibility
  • Platforms: the cloud, learning management systems, authoring tools, learning content management systems

 

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Read eLearning Africa 2015: In Review [PDF], to find out more about last year's themes and highlights.

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