Date: June 7 – 13, 2021
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The eLearning Africa Virtual Exchanges bring you a new opportunity to network and engage!

The eLearning Africa Primary & Secondary Education Virtual Exchange is an exciting new initiative, linking global EdTech and digital learning solution providers with decision makers in African primary and secondary education.

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Whilst the traditional format of learning spaces has changed, students still need to be taught, engaged with, equipped and prepared for the future. And, as technology leads the way, the demand for access to digital content, delivery and engagement tools is increasing rapidly.

The eLearning Africa Primary & Secondary Education Virtual Exchange puts people, ideas, practices and technologies together in a multi-faceted online forum. With peer-to-peer engagement, including opportunities to hear from solution providers about how their innovative use of technology and systems design enables educators and learners to thrive, eLA VE is a platform both for sharing best practice and showing how EdTech is responding to the needs of African students and teachers.

Featuring Edtech which serves both students' and teachers' needs, it provides solutions and ideas to ensure students keep learning and teachers keep teaching, even in the most challenging circumstances. And it showcases solutions to enhance learning and ensure quality education.

This event highlights the various kinds of initiatives and tools that are available to enable teachers and schools to continue to deliver education and engage with their students, allowing both practitioners and policy makers to share challenges they have encountered and good practices they have introduced.

The eLearning Africa Virtual Exchanges offer a cost-effective opportunity to engage with decision makers in the African education sector. In a region and a sector where personal relationships are so crucial, connections made at our exchanges prove their value time and time again.

The eLearning Africa Primary & Secondary Education Virtual Exchange is unequalled in the way it allows you to meet with stakeholders, peers, policy makers, decision makers and global representatives of education solutions for the Primary and Secondary Education sector, from the comfort of your home or office without you having to travel!

Its aim is to facilitate a meaningful exchange between practitioners, decision makers, prospective partners and solution providers. The Virtual Exchange will offer the opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the latest trends and best practice in education and the different offers, products, platforms and solutions that are available in the market and allow you to get reliable and first-hand information in order to make the right partnership and decisions for your organisation / institution.

Enjoy eLearning Africa's leading virtual meeting and engagement platform, which seamlessly combines live video discussions and text chats on a one-on-one basis, live sessions and workshops, community discussion threads, virtual meet-ups, informal networking spaces, on-demand webinars and many other forms of engagement that will allow you to learn from your peers and the experts.


Our community of African Primary and Secondary Education decision makers consist of:

Representatives from:
  • Government Departments and International Development Cooperation
  • Professional Associations such as Teacher Associations and Parents' Associations
  • Local and Regional Authorities
  • NGOs
  • IGOS
  • Donor Organisations
  • Charities and Foundations
  • School Boards
As well as
  • Teachers and Educators
  • Curriculum Designers
  • Academic Technology Specialists
  • Instructional Technologists
  • Instructional Designers
  • Education Policy Makers
  • Government Officials
  • School Administrators
  • Head Teachers
  • School Principals
  • Programme Managers and Education Administrators
  • IT Managers, Multi-Media and Software Developers / Specialists

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eLearning Africa K1–K12 Virtual Learning Exchange


Monday, June 7, 12.00 – 13.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Michelle Lissoos, iSchoolAfrica, South Africa

Title: What kind of education do we need in a post-covid world

Description: For a while now, educators around the world have been talking about the need to rethink how we educate future generations. Is COVID-19 the disruption that the sector needed to get us all to rethink how we educate. COVID-19 has forced us all to relook the what, where, how and why of schooling, teaching and learning. The pandemic will also have lasting consequences on the way we work and how businesses are run. What are the skills that will be required for our youth to succeed in the post-pandemic world? How do we ensure these skills are identified as outcomes of our curricula and learning processes?


Monday, June 7, 14.30–15.30 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Elizabeth Mbasu, Education Development Specialist, Kenya

Title: Adopting the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers - (Implementer's Experience)

Description: The UNESCO ICT Competence Framework for Teachers focuses on assisting the implementation of international commitments to SDG4 by providing a methodology for teacher pedagogical skills development in teacher training programs contextualized for local and national needs.  Implementation model and frameworks, support structures, constraints, scalable and sustainable measures are highlighted in this presentation.


Tuesday, June 8, 08.00 – 09.00 UCT/GMT– Live Webinar

Speaker: Isabella Ajio, Fund for Innovation and Transformation, Uganda

Title: Inclusive E-Learning for Rural Ugandan Youth

Description: The overall aim of this pilot research project is to test self-directed E-Learning as a means to improve learning outcomes for rural Ugandan children, especially girls and those living with disabilities.


Tuesday, June 8, 12.00 – 12.45 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Mariana Lima Robson, Intelliboard, US

Title: The NEW Learning Analytics for your LMS with IBNext

Description: IBNext is the new platform created by IntelliBoard that will bring all your data from your LMS usage - and more tools - to one only place. Create your own reports and dashboards with aggregated data from multiple courses; categories or terms with a few clicks. Setup automated notifications and create different users inside IntelliBoard to define what is the data you want them to see. All that in one user-friendly environment where anyone can be a Learning Analytics specialist. Join us for this amazing tour!


Wednesday, June 9, 08.00 – 09.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Karen Walstra, Evolve School, South Africa

Title: Practical ideas to teach remotely effectively to enhance teaching and learning

Description: Exploring a range of tips, tools and ideas of how to teach remotely, to keep learners engaged and participating in the lesson. Discuss The difference and similarities to face-to-face teaching. Explore using automarking, and instant feedback, as well as simulations and other technologies to inspire learning and engagement.


Wednesday, June 9, 12.00 – 13.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Dorothy Dyer, Fundza, South Africa

Title: Tips and tools to get teens reading

Description: Research has shown that reading for pleasure is linked to academic success both at school and after. But for many high school learners, reading is a difficult chore. This presentation explores ways to get teens reading for pleasure using exciting local material freely available online on FunDza's mobi platform, It also looks at ways to talk about books to strengthen engagement and comprehension, and how to run informal reading clubs. FunDza also has free online reading courses on a range of topics, with questions designed to 'teach' as much as to 'test'.


Wednesday, June 9, 14.30 – 16.00 UCT/GMT – Workshop

Speaker: Michelle Selinger, ConsultEdu, UK

Title: Who do you train first? Developing an effective strategy for professional development

Description: This workshop is aimed at decision makers with responsibility for professional development policy. Who needs to be trained? Is it just teachers? What about other professionals involved in decision making about the appropriate pedagogical approach for a digital world?In this workshop we will discuss who needs development, how it is designed, and who receives the training and in what order if we are to develop an affordable strategy to achieve effective and sustainable change.


Thursday, June 10, 08.00 – 09.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Linda Nanan Vallée, Digital Youth Foundation, Côte d'Ivoire

Title: How to use artificial intelligence and assistive robots to train autistic children?

Description: Artificial intelligence is a key tool that must be used in order to help solve diverse issues. In education, personalized training paths can be built using AI. And learning by imitation is a fundamental process. People with autism spectrum disorder are precious and have special needs that can be addressed using AI and assistive robots, for the good of the whole society.


Thursday, June 10, 12.00 – 13.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Michelle Selinger, ConsultEdu, UK

Title: Accessing quality education and ensuring relevance in rural areas

Description: In some rural areas, access to quality teachers and their retention is a challenge. Additionally the relevance of online and other resources students have access to is sometimes questionable. This presentation will discuss these challenges and present alternative solutions for discussion and agreement.


Thursday, June 10, 14.30 – 16.00 UCT/GMT – Workshop

Speaker: Ferhana Dostmohamed, FD Learning Consulting, Canada

Title: Learning Design Introduction 

Description: This session explores the basics of Learning Design and starts building the framework of the key components to consider when creating content. We will also discuss how to become more effective as online teachers.


Friday, June 11, 08.00 – 09.00 UCT/GMT – Live Webinar

Speaker: Abdennasser Naji, Amaquen Institute, Morocco

Title: What levers to operate for improving the quality of learning

Description: Education is in the process of being generalized in Africa, but the quality of learning suffers from several problems. Educational and extra-educational obstacles prevent African countries from raising their education systems to international standards. The Covid-19 pandemic only confirmed the already known symptoms, but it had the merit of explaining the root causes. It is time to overhaul the African school in order to solve the real problems and act on the levers likely to improve their quality.


Friday, June 11, 12.00 – 13.00 UCT/GMT – Webinar

Speaker: Ferhana Dostmohamed, FD Learning Consulting, Canada

Title: Purpose Based Curriculum

Description: This presentation invites you to re-think what a learning curriculum could look like when you build it around purpose, and what it can look like when you help students really identify the life they want to live and how they can contribute to the world.


Friday, June 11, 14.30 – 16.00 UCT/GMT – Workshop

Speaker: Karen Walstra, Evolve School, South Africa

Title: Using computational thinking, more than just coding to inspire learning in all students

Description: Explore using computational thinking  in school. What is computational thinking? How to teach computational thinking skills even without coding, and we'll explore how to set-up your own coding club within your school. We'll  practical examples  Explore the benefits to all learners of using computational thinking to inspire students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers.


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