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News & Information on the eLearning Africa Conference, an Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa
Source: www.elearning-africa.com
Source Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Created: Sep 30, 2010

1. eLearning Africa 2011 - Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability

eLearning Africa is delighted to announce that next year's conference will take place from May 25 - 27, 2011 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The 6th event in the series of pan-African conferences and exhibitions will focus on Africa's youth. Africa has the highest percentage of young people anywhere in the world. How can it unlock the vast reservoir of talent? How can technology support education and training?

Learn more about eLearning Africa's host country Tanzania, its ICT projects and other innovative eLearning initiatives in Africa and beyond in this newsletter.

eLearning Africa 2011 - Pleins feux sur les Jeunes, les Compétences et l'Employabilité !

eLearning Africa a le plaisir d'annoncer que la conférence organisée l'année prochaine se déroulera du 25 au 27 mai 2011 à Dar es Salaam, Tanzanie. La sixième édition de la série de rencontres et d'expositions panafricaine se concentrera sur les jeunes. L'Afrique a le plus grand pourcentage de jeunes au monde. Comment peut-on tirer le meilleur parti de ce vaste réservoir de talents? Comment la technologie peut-elle soutenir l'éducation et la formation?

Au travers de cette newsletter, enrichissez votre connaissance de la Tanzanie, pays hôte de la nouvelle édition de eLearning Africa et découvrez ses projets innovants pour l'Afrique et au-delà, dans le domaine du eLearning.

2. Call for Papers Now Open

The Call for Papers for the eLearning Africa 2011 conference programme is now open. You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for a session, presentation, workshop or discussion on the general topic of Youth, Skills and Employability.

Please send your proposal by December 10th, 2010, using the online submission form at www.elearning-africa.com.

You can send your suggestions on the following topics:

A. Conceptual Frameworks: Learning, Knowledge, Skills and Employability
B. Policies, Partnerships and Resources
C. Technology Solutions, Innovations and Choices
D. Sector-Based eLearning
E. Capacity Development and eInclusion
F. Education Content, Resources and Intellectual Property Rights

Ouverture de l'appel à contributions

L'appel à contributions pour la conférence eLearning Africa 2010 est maintenant ouvert. Vous êtes cordialement invités à soumettre vos propositions pour une cession, une présentation, un atelier ou encore un débat sur le thème central : Jeunesse, Compétences et Employabilité.

Merci de nous adresser vos suggestions avant le 10 Décembre 2010 en utilisant le formulaire de soumission disponible sur le site www.elearning-afrique.com.

Vous pouvez envoyer vos propositions sur les sujets suivants:

A. Cadres conceptuels :
Apprentissage, connaissances, compétences et employabilité
B. Politiques, partenariats et ressources
C. Technologie, solutions, innovations et choix
D. eLearning basé sur le secteur
E. Développement des capacités et eInclusion
F. Contenu de l'éducation, ressources et droits de propriété intellectuelle

3. ICT to Help Tanzania Grow: A Country Profile

Tanzania recognises the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as a key accelerator to development. It has made tremendous progress liberalising this sector. Cyber cafés are mushrooming in Tanzanian cities and the Tanzanian government has set itself the ambitious goal to make the East African nation a hub for ICT infrastructure. With the recent landing of two international submarine fibreoptic cables, EASSy and Seacom, which link Tanzania to the global high-speed telecommunications network, this plan seems to be taking shape. Hosting eLearning Africa 2011 is an opportunity for Tanzania to highlight both the progress that has already been made and its exciting plans for the future.



4. Tanzania eLearning Project for 1.5 Million Secondary Students

New schools in Tanzania have triggered an explosion in the demand for secondary school education. A 400 per cent increase in enrolment in only four years has taxed the educational infrastructure. The schools cannot cope with the numbers of new students, and the country now needs 85,000 more teachers. The Tanzanian government has launched a powerful public-private partnership scheme called "Tanzania Beyond Tomorrow". International technology brands and important not-for-profit organisations are taking part in the scheme exploiting eLearning to expand the capacity of the secondary schools. Trials are taking place in Mbezi Beach, an up-market suburb of Dar es Salaam.


5. Hope on the Horizon - How 'Kachile' Creates 'Digital Opportunities'

Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to develop a sustainable and responsible economy are the driving force behind Kachile, a new enterprise trading for social and environmental purposes in Côte d'Ivoire. It is a significant achievement in a fragile country, still suffering from the trauma of conflict and lacking in confidence. Kachile develops pilot projects with a view to unlocking potential and uses ICT to enhance training and create economic opportunities. The organisation was highly commended in the latest eLearning Africa Photo Competition. We spoke with Dr Ulf Richter, founder of Kachile, who is also a teacher, researcher and entrepreneur.



6. ICT and Higher Education in Areas of Conflict - An Afghan Experience

Distance Learning can provide excellent opportunities to educate students in conflict zones. Regardless of ethnic, religious or political backgrounds, gender issues or geographical remoteness - all learners can be given access to high quality education. In sub-Saharan Africa, institutions, such as the African Virtual University, have worked beyond linguistic and cultural boundaries, indirectly promoting peace-building and inclusion even in heavily conflict-ridden countries, such as Somalia. However, educators face numerous challenges in conflict zones. Here, eLA newsletter reader Professor Dr Wolfgang Finke describes his own experience of setting up higher education in war-ravaged Afghanistan. A German expert in Business Information Systems, he currently lectures at Balkh University in Mazar-i-Sharif.


7. Kenya to Develop eWaste Regulations

Kenya is the first East African country to tackle the health and pollution problems caused by dumping electronic waste. At a national workshop on eWaste Management organised by ICWE Africa, stakeholders learned that the people of Kenya dump 3,000 tons of old computers, monitors, telephones and television sets.


8. Register Now! Early Bird Rate

If you register for eLearning Africa 2011 before December 10th, you can benefit from reduced rates.

African Nationals Based in Africa: 230 Euros (280 Euros from December 11th)
Other Participants: 490 Euros (590 Euros from December 11th)
African Students: 100 Euros (100 Euros from December 11th)
Non-African Students: 170 Euros (170 Euros from December 11th)

Register here

Inscrivez vous dès maintenant pour bénéficier de tarifs préférentiels !

Si vous vous inscrivez à eLearning Africa 2011 avant le 10 Décembre, vous bénéficierez de tarifs reduits .

Ressortissants africains, résidants en Afrique: 230 Euros (280 Euros à partir du 11 Décembre 2010 )
Autres participants: 490 Euros (590 Euros à partir du 11 Décembre 2010)
Étudiants africains: 100 Euros (100 Euros à partir du 11 Décembre 2010)
Étudiants non-africains: 170 Euros (170 Euros à partir du 11 Décembre 2010)


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