→The eLearning Africa Debate
The annual eLearning Africa Debate was first introduced in 2009 and has become the most popular session of the whole conference. It is a highly spirited, provocative, yet good humoured parliamentary-style Plenary session on a relevant and topical theme, which allows for a lively exchange of views as it brings two opposing sides to the stage. The format gives all four speakers the chance to make short, informal opening speeches of about 10 minutes in length and one particular feature of the Debate is that during these speeches “interventions” are allowed (during someone else's speech you may comment on their arguments). After about 50 minutes the chairperson throws the Debate open to the floor for questions, comments and contributions from the audience. And after about 90 minutes a vote is taken by a show of hands.