International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development (eLearning Africa)*

International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development (eLearning Africa)*

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The International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development (eLA or eLearning Africa), until 2018 the International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training (eLearning Africa or eLA), is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.

Conference History:

15th eLearning Africa, May 11 – 13, 2022, Kigali, Rwanda

Conference Theme: A New Purpose for Education

    Pre-conference Events (May 11):
    TBD

    Sub-themes:
    Smart Education
    Digital Transformation in Africa’s Schools, Colleges and Universities
    Pioneering Teachers
    Content and Data at the Forefront
    Fuelling Innovative Technologies
    Pathways to New Skills
    Breaking the Boundaries of Exclusion and Making Inclusion Work
    Business Transformation and Growth
    The EdTech Boom in Africa

14th eLearning Africa, October 23 – 25, 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Conference Theme: The Keys to the Future: Learnability and Employability
(Patronage: Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany); Host: Government of Côte d’Ivoire, Co-organizer: Association for the Development of Education in Africa)

    Pre-conference Workshops (Oct 23):
    MoodleMoot Africa
    Distributed Learning Technologies and Next Generation E-Learning
    Africa Cloud: Design Thinking Workshop
    From Strategy to Design: How to Plan for Learning in your Organization
    Shape the World’s Biggest Education Technology Research Project Ever
    Comment utiliser des ressources éducatives, des outils et des plates-formes développées par les Universités Numériques Thématiques de France (L’Université Numérique)
    The Art and Science of Leading with Influence: Why These Core Skills Matter to Every Leader’s Success
    La blockchain au service de l’éducation
    #eSkills4Girls Initiative
    Designing Your Online Course: Tools, Best Practices and Hurdles

    Sub-themes:
    Digital Technology to Improve Access, Delivery and
    Quality Control of Education and Training
    Teacher/Trainer Capacity Development – the Use of Digital Technology
    to Support Pre-Service and In-Service Continuous Professional Development
    Digital Transformation and Innovation to Improve Lifestyle
    and Livelihoods in the African Context
    Skills Development to Support Productivity and Competitiveness in the Private Sector
    Expanding Access and Use of Digital Technology to Under-Served
    Areas/Under-Served Communities
    Promote the Visibility of Africa’s Home Grown Solutions
    Financing Digital Education
    The Digital Revolution in Africa’s Workplace
    Illustration of Innovative Digital Technologies in Africa’s
    Leading Social and Economic Sectors

13th eLearning Africa 2018, September 26 – 28, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Conference Theme: Uniting Africa
(Patronage: Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany); Host: Ministry of Education, Republic of Rwanda)

    Pre-conference Workshops (Sep 26):
    Gamification and the Power of Play/ Gamification et le pouvoir du jeu
    Innovations in Humanitarian Learning/ Innovations dans l’apprentissage humanitaire
    Limited Internet Access? Let’s Build our own Networks! Offline
    Teaching and Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa/ Accès limité à l’internet? Enseigner et apprendre hors-ligne en Afrique subsaharienne
    How to Track the Effectiveness of Learning and Improve Organisational Impact/ Comment suivre l’éfficacité de l’apprentissage et améliorer l’impact organisationnel
    Planning Your Institution’s Online Education and Training Strategy/ Planifier la stratégie d’éducation et de formation en ligne de votre institution
    Virtual Reality (VR) Skills Channel/ Filière vers les compétences en Réalité Virtuelle (VR)
    SimSchool for Teacher Training in Rwanda and e-Assessment in Rwanda/ SimSchool pour la formation des professeurs et l’évaluation en ligne au Rwanda
    Online Facilitation: Unleashing Human Connection and Passion for Learning/ Animation en ligne: libérer le contact humain et la passion pour l’apprentissage
    Minding the Skills Gap in Africa with Microlearning/ Combler le déficit de compétences en Afrique grâce au
    microLearning
    Building Standards for the Integration of Technology in Education: Teachers, Students and Administrators/ Développer des standards pour l’intégration des technologies dans l’éducation: enseignants, étudiants et administrateurs
    ‘Improv’ for Everyone – Especially Those Who Want to Work with Insanely Great Ensembles/ ‘Impro’ pour tous – particulièrement pour ceux qui veulent travailler avec des ensembles absolument géniaux
    UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) Portal – A New Online Tool for ICT for Teacher Training/ Portail UNESCO Cadre de compétences TIC des professeurs (ICTCFT) – Un nouvel outil en ligne sur les TIC pour la formation des professeurs

    Sub-themes:
    Creating Opportunities through Education
    Transforming the Continent
    Boosting Competitiveness and ICT-Centric Growth
    Matching Skills Demand and Supply in the African and Global Context
    Overcoming Barriers
    Integrating Africa
    Ensuring Inclusiveness – Diversity Matters
    Digital Transformation

12th eLearning Africa, September 27 – 29, 2017, Republic of Mauritius

Conference Theme: Learning in Context
(Patronage: Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation & Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Mauritius; Suporter: …)

    Pre-conference Workshops (Sep 27):
    Interactive Materials Development for e-Learning
    Implementing Mauritius FOSS policy
    Re-imagining Learning for the VUCA World: Designing the Learnscape and Re-Imagining the Workplace
    Designing Learning Journeys – Exploring Motivation and Gamification
    From Script to Screen – An Introduction to Screenwriting and Presentation to Camera
    Cyberlaws for African Nations
    Convincing with Content and Design: Creating Successful Presentations
    Global Perspectives on Design Thinking for Technology Supported Learning: A Workshop for Education and Training
    Designing Online and Blended Learning Experiences in African Higher Education
    Key issues to design and implement a National declaration about Open Education

    Sub-themes:
    The African context
    New methods and tools for excellence in learning
    The power of technology: future trends and what they mean for Africa
    New partnerships and initiatives for sustainable development
    In search of education for all
    Overcoming technical problems and ensuring equal access for all
    Focus on skills: education and labour market needs

11th eLearning Africa 2016, May 24 -26, 2016 Cairo, Egypt

Conference Theme: Making Vision Reality
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

10th eLearning Africa 2015, May 20 – 22, 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Conference Theme: Enriching Tomorrow
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

9th eLearning Africa 2014, May 28 – 30, 2014, Kampala, Uganda

Conference Theme: Opening Frontiers to the Future
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

8th eLearning Africa 2013, May 29 – 31, 2013, Windhoek, Namibia

Conference Theme: Tradition, change and innovation
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

7th eLearning Africa 2012, May 23 – 25, 2012, Cotonou, Benin

Conference Theme: eLearning and Sustainability
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

6th eLearning Africa 2011, May 25 – 27, 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Conference Theme: Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

5th eLearning Africa 2010, May 26 – 28, 2010, Lusaka, Zambia

Conference Theme: n.a.
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

4th eLearning Africa 2009, May 27 – 29, 2009, Dakar, Senegal

Conference Theme: n.a.
(Patronage: …; Suporter: …)

3rd eLearning Africa 2008, May 28 – 30, 2008, Accra, Ghana

Conference Theme: n.a.
(Patronage: Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Republic of Ghana; Suporter: European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General, Information Society Technologies (IST) priority; UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training; United Nations Environment Programme)

2nd eLearning Africa 2007, May 28 – 30, 2007, Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Theme: Building Infrastructures and Capacities to Reach out to the Whole of Africa
(Patronage: Ministry of Education, Republic of Kenya; Suporter: European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General, Information Society Technologies (IST) priority; UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training;…)

    Pre-conference Workshops and Seminars: (May 24)
    What Works? Teachers Learning to Use ICTs in Their Teaching
    Producing and Publishing Media for Online Learning (Part 1): The eLA Media Team Training Workshop
    ICT4D in African HEIs
    Capacity Development for eLearning in Africa
    Efficient Online Tutoring
    Let’s Wiki: Wikis for Collaborative Learning and Research
    eLearning for Nurses; AMREF/NCK/Accenture’s Experience
    Removing the Bottlenecks for eLearning in Africa (organized by Nokia & Nokia Siemens Networks)
    The Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT for Education Initiatives in Africa
    Indigenous Knowledge Systems & Appropriate ICT Solutions: An Educational Revolution for Africa
    Hands-On Handheld – Introducing Mobile Learning in Africa
    KalAfrica: An African/European Research Initiative on Technology for Learning
    Managing and Integrating the Cultural Dimension of Online Learning
    The African Taste of Merlot: Harnessing the Wealth of Free Global Digital Learning Resource Repositories
    The Role of Free and Open Digital Educational Resources for African Education – A Strategic Vision

    Co-located Events:
    1st African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit: “Access to and Inclusion in TVET in Africa Through New ICT-Based Solutions”, May 28

    Conference Themes:
    Improving Quality and Outreach of Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) in Africa
    Unleashing the Capabilities of Universities through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    Empowering Women through ICT with ICT-Based Capacity Building
    Setting up and Implementing a Sustainable eLearning Project
    Designing and Delivering Online Learning
    Localisation, Customisation, and Content Development
    Introducing eLearning to the School System
    Building ICT Infrastructures to Provide Access and Connectivity in Africa
    Cutting-Edge Technology Developments for Africa
    eLearning in African Corporations
    Policy Issues and Large-scale Take-up of eLearning
    eLearning for Governments and the Public Sector
    Libraries as Access Providers to Digital Resources and Distributed Expertise
    Open Source, Open Content, and eLearning
    eLearning in Development Cooperation
    The new Africa – Europe Partnership Framework
    Research in eLearning
    Quality Development and Quality Assurance
    eLearning in Medical Education and the Fight against HIV and AIDS

1st eLearning Africa 2006, May 24 – 28, 2006, United Nations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Conference Theme: Empowering Africa Through eLearning
(Patronage: ministry of Capacity Building, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Suporter: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General;…)

    Pre-conference Workshops and Seminars: (May 24)
    Supporting ODeL in African Universities
    European-African R&D Projects for Bridging the Digital Divide
    Quality for eLearning in Africa: Hands-on Training Workshop for Decision Makers, Educational Practitioners and Students
    e-Readiness: Making the Most of ICT for Educational Development in Africa: An African Development Bank and Microsoft Perspective, in Conjunction with NEPAD e-Africa Commission
    Connectivity Issues and Solutions in Remote, Rural and Developing Educational Communities
    Capacity Building in and for eLearning
    Mobile Learning: What’s Happening, Has It Worked, What’s Possible?
    The TESSA Programme: The Role of eLearning and ICTs in Teacher Education and Training in Africa
    Designing Learning for the Future
    Establishing My Web Presence with a Blog

    Conference Themes:
    Capacity Development supported by eLearning
    Access and Connectivity Issues in Africa
    Localisation, Customisation and Content Development
    eLearning in the Fight against HIV and AIDS
    Empowering Traditional Universities with ICT
    eLearning in Development Cooperation
    Introducing eLearning to the School System
    The new Africa – Europe Partnership Framework: How to Apply for ICT projects
    Open Source, Open Content and eLearning
    eLearning in Government, Private and Public Sectors
    eLearning: Design, Development and Delivery
    Online Collaboration, Moderation, Teaching and Learning
    Policy Issues and Large Scale Take-up of eLearning
    Quality Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation of eLearning

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