It has been three days of intense discussions in the 12th International Elearning Conference currently taking place at the InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Mauritius precisely at Balaclava, North coast.
|The UNESCO delegation leading the discussion in the OER session yesterday.|
This is the biggest high-profile Elearning conference in Africa, hosting a good representation of Ministers of Education, Science and Technology from various countries and a over 600 delegates from 63 countries across the globe.
It’s been one session after the other and we have gleaned a lot of insights from brilliant academic and industry presentations. The thrust is on ‘Context’ and how to contextualise learning the African way…tailored to our traditions and culture.
The involvement of UNESCO in this conference is phenomenal…because they are still working towards attaining SDG4 by 2030. Forums like this gives them the platform to continue to push the agenda and make it work in Africa.
The KENN FOUNDATION has also demonstrated philanthropic commitment to continuously support elearning and education in Africa. Ken wants “to make a difference by giving back to society” as he passionately put it.
|Ken expressing commitment to give back to society|
The FD1 Workshop which took place at University of Mauritius on Wednesday was practical and resourceful. The implementation of elearning in mainstream education is possible and Ghana must tap into and begin to implement it fully. University of Mauritius has done it and we can all do it.
Educational Technology and Instructional technology now offers a new teaching and learning approach known as ‘Mobigogy’ and it is the education pedagogy of the future. The earlier we adopt the approach, the better.
Thanks to the organisers for such a wonderful conference. Next year, Kigali may also make it wonderful.
Africa will win after all.