The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) having secured the acknowledgement of UNCTAD on her development efforts in the Nigeria Software Ecosystem, is now ready to host Prof. Tapio Varis at her flagship National Software Conference – Tinapa, from 22-23 of October 2013 in Calabar, Cross River State.
Professor Tapio Varis brings unique expertise in e-learning solutions. He is the Chair of Professional Education, with an emphasis on global learning environments, at the Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tampere, Finland, and the UNESCO Chair in Global E-Learning. He is a Principal Research Associate at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and a member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, the European Commission Media Literacy Expert Group, and the Digital Literacy Expert Group. He is also the acting President of Global University System (GUS) and a Media Scholar at the Universities of Helsinki and Lapland well as the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He is media education expert of the Finnish Board of Film Classification, and the Ministry for Education, and a contributor to the Media Literacy Education activities of the Alliance of Civilizations Forums of the UN.