FD1: eLearning Africa Future Scenario Planning


Tom Wambeke, ITCILO, Italy


To learn about the future, it is always interesting to see what kind of patterns and trends will affect your future strategy and for this it is always useful to rely on scenario planning. We have selected for you several trends that are currently relevant in Africa and will use them to change potential future narratives about the continent. For eLearning professionals this can be a powerful method to learn about the possible driving forces that will affect your organisation and incorporate it in your future eLearning strategy. Throughout this workshop we will initiate a collaborative process, which will create a common language and rely on specific scenario tools that can bring people from different backgrounds together. 

A few selected identified trends we immediately want to put on the scenario table and may include:

  • The rise of digital credentials: "How can it empower people and organisations from the continent to demonstrate and validate competences and skills? 
  • The multi-dimensionality of digital inclusion: "Which strategic frameworks and policies can accelerate good inclusion practice in Africa?
  • The ecological green learning factor: "How far are we with mainstreaming green in the eLearning landscape?"
  • The low-tech scene: "Open-source democratized access to software and technology. How can it further be scaled upon in order not to leave anyone behind? 
  • Open educational resources and practises: "How can we continue to stimulate pedagogical practice around the uptake of open educational resources?"

In an initial phase we will map out the overall eLearning environment, identify a few important factors and select the driving forces that will be the basis to make out different innovative and creative scenarios which could inspire us. 

SCHEDULE: 10.00 – 16.30


10.00 – 11.00

Introduction and setting the context. Foresight and eLearning Africa 2022

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30

Mapping drivers of changing in the overall eLearning Landscape

Identify critical uncertainties

13.30 – 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 – 16.30

Plausible eLearning Africa future scenarios

Discussion on the implications and eLearning paths forward


Interdisciplinary eLearning professionals who are interested in exploring alternative eLearning futures that could inspire their own future eLearning strategies


Workplace learning, higher education, adult learning in general


Open mind and curiosity


Plausible eLearning scenarios that could inspire your own future eLearning strategy


This event is free of charge for all conference participants.

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