1,700 Delegates Set for Kampala eLearning Symposium

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Running under the theme “Opening the Frontiers for the Future,” the 9th eLearning Africa International Conference will run from May 28 -30 2014 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Minister Nasasira told press Wednesday morning the delegates will include professionals, investors, and providers of ICT enabled education and training in Africa and beyond who will provide extensive capacity building in all aspects of ICT-enhanced learning and training.

“There will be a discussion about use of ICT to support healthcare, quality of life and training of healthcare workers, practical experiences from and for higher education institutions, schools, teachers as catalysts of change in education among others,” said Nasasira at Uganda Media Center in Kampala.

At the conference, he said, leading international learning equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will have chance to promote their latest products and services and demonstrate their innovations.

The last eLearning Africa international conference held in Namibia last year was attended by 14,000 participants.

“As a precursor for this year’s conference, a Ugandan delegation attended last year’s Online Education Conference in Berlin Germany and showcased our country’s worthiness to host the next event.”

“They presented our achievements in eLearning, as well as the general attractiveness of Uganda for tourism and investment.”

Nasasira called upon all people involved in teaching and learning professions to take part in the conference.

“We want headmasters, teachers, university dons, and researchers from all levels of education, to come and explore these trends in eLearning.”

The trends, he noted, would potentially help the country resolve the challenge of remote and rural schools, crowded classrooms, lack of teaching, and lab materials, lack of appropriate contents and others.


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