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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Experts seek leapfrogging on Shackles of Convention


International experts will at a major education conference of the African Union in Ethopia next month, call for African leaders to leapfrog the shackles of convention, ITRealms reports.

The call ITRealms gathered is to be made at this year’s Africa’s leading conference on technology and learning, eLearning Africa, co-organized by the African Union (AU) and co-hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, in order to ensure that African economic growth is sustained by adequately trained young people.  

A major focus of the conference ITRealms learnt will be on the role technology-assisted learning can play in helping to develop the skills vital for the future of Africa, by equipping young Africans with entrepreneurial expertise, supporting capacity development in key sectors such as health, and assisting a new generation of entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions in the education technology sector.

In a statement as gathered by ITRealms, co-organizer of the event and Chief Executive officer of ICWE GmbH, Rebecca Stromeyer, expressed enthusiasm on the success of the event noting that, she anticipates a challenging, interesting and important eLearning Africa series this year.

Also, an education expert and speaker at the event, Shai Reshef, has argued that, with the numbers of potential students in Africa vastly outpacing currently available facilities, there is a critical need for smarter online resources to empower young people and provide the engine for continuing economic growth, ITRealms reports.

ITRealms gathered that the eLearning Africa is the continent’s largest and most influential conference on technology-assisted learning and training, which brings together over 1,500 people from nearly 100 countries every year, providing a unique forum for dialogue, networking and the exchange of ideas.

This year’s conference as ITRealms learnt would feature world leading experts on education and technology, and keynote speakers as will include Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox and Shai Reshef, the founder and President of the University of the People.

Daniel Nsolibe/GEE

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