lunes, 11 de febrero de 2013

#eLearning Africa 2013: TRADITION, CHANGE AND INNOVATION

Hoy traemos a este espacio ainformació sobre el ya tradicional encuentro #eLearning Africa 2013: TRADITION, CHANGE AND INNOVATION :


You may have heard how a mobile app developed by a Kenyan farmer improved farming methods and increased milk production. Or, how a fully touchscreen computer tablet, the Cardiopad, designed by a 24-year-old Cameroonian engineer, is diagnosing heart disease in rural households with limited access to medical services in Cameroon. Or, that a new low-cost 3G education tablet, Wise, is being launched in 2013 in South Africa, promising to change learning in schools. New technologies combined with a pioneering spirit to improve lives are already changing the way we learn, work, play, think and imagine. Every day, there are reports of tweetups, hackathons, webinars and blogfests that are aggregating the collective experience of innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa. How are they changing the learning, teaching and skills development landscape in education, health, agriculture, banking, mining and security in Africa? How are they influencing the behaviour of learners, teachers, farmers, decision-makers, policy influencers and investors in Africa? How are they changing traditional practice, institutions and systems in all of these spheres?
These are some of the key questions that will guide our conversations at eLearning Africa 2013. We call for an open examination of experiences, projects, investments, policies, partnerships and research that focus on African traditions, change and innovation in learning, teaching and skills development. Hosted by the Government of Namibia in 2013, eLearning Africa calls for proposals on the following sub-themes:
A THE PRESENT: INNOVATION AND LEARNING UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY
BTHE PAST: AFRICA'S RICH LEARNING TRADITIONS AND LEGACIES
CTHE FUTURE OF LEARNING IN AFRICA

To see the conference formats please click linkhere.

Let's Liven Up The Conversation

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In our attempt to foster real conversation, eLearning Africa calls for a diverse range of conversation methodologies including research papers, demonstrations, training workshops, tweetups and presentations. We also call for innovation in conversation methodologies and we are open to exploring the 'flipped conference', unconferencing and many other forms of dialogue.
We call for contributions that are situated within African contextual realities. We encourage stories from the coalface; tales of implementation, experience and practice. We call for reflections on lessons learned and research papers, theories and analysis on innovation, tradition, change and learning in Africa.
Consistent with African tradition, eLearning Africa is committed to facilitating high-quality conversations. We propose the following quality criteria for all contributions:
  1. Clearly grounded in context;
  2. Provides conceptual clarity;
  3. Supported by clear reasoning;
  4. Backed up by evidence;
  5. Relevant for African realities;
  6. Useful for African practitioners, policymakers, researchers and prospective partners;
  7. Forges relationships and partnerships;
  8. Opens up new possibilities for positive change; and
  9. Focused on the broader goals to improve the access, quality and equity of learning in Africa

To see the conference formats please click linkhere.



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