Africa’s Learning Landscape: Tradition, Change and Innovation


With an estimated 10 African countries featuring among the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa’s status in the global economic landscape is set to change dramatically. Indeed, innovative new technologies combined with a pioneering spirit to improve lives are already changing the way Africans learn, work, play, think and imagine. But are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth shaping their identities and navigating different learning spaces with these technologies? And are new technologies fundamentally disruptive to tradition?

These are some of the key questions that will form the focus of eLearning Africa 2013, which takes place from 29th to 31st May at Namibia’s Safari Conference Centre in Windhoek. The call for proposals is now open and will close on January 11th 2013.

Under the overall theme of tradition, change and innovation, eLearning Africa 2013 calls for an open examination of the experiences, projects, investments, policies,partnerships and research that are shaping the Continent’s learning landscape.

The Continent’s largest and most comprehensive capacity development event for ICT-enhanced education and training, eLearning Africa invites African digital pioneers, educationalists, free thinkers, developers, the youth and all those with an interest in Africa’s ICT-enhanced learning industry to submit a proposal and share their views on the following sub-themes:


-The present: innovation and learning under the African sky

– The past: Africa’s rich learning traditions and legacies

– The future of learning in Africa


Now in its 8th year, eLearning Africa encourages a diverse range of conversation methodologies, including research papers, demonstrations, workshops, tweetups,hackathons, blogfests and presentations.

Held in a different country each year, eLearning Africa is the annual meeting place for the high-level decision-makers and practitioners who are shaping Africa’s ICT-enhanced learning industry. The conference is accompanied by an extensive exhibition and demonstration area where leading international eLearning manufacturers, suppliers and service providers present their latest products and services to a global audience of over 1500. For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit www.elearning-africa.com .

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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