eLearning Africa is the Africa Continent’s premier annual conference on ICT-enhanced learning. The annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking event for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world and provides opportunities for showcase a wealth of proposals that stimulate thought and discussion. This year’s event was held at Mlimani City Conference Centre Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 25-27, 2011.
This year I was privileged to be part of the team from SchoolNet Uganda invited to be a part of the conference. I was a panelist at the 4th Ministerial Round Table, Speaker at the conference as well as the chairperson of the only all youth session; Wazup? Youth Voices on Life, Love and eLearning at the conference.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 as the only youth panelist at the Ministerial Round Table, I shared with over 50 ministers of Education, deputy ministers and minister advisers my personal testimony on “How Access To Technologies Have Enabled Me Grow And Learn As A Young Person” and showed them feasible ways in which they can make use of new media such as Facebook and Twitter to reach out to young people and have them more involved in decision making as well as helping them reach a wider audience in a more cost effective way. Read more about the session here.
On Thursday, May 26, 2011, (In the Morning) I chaired the only youth only session at the conference; Wazup? Youth Voices on Life, Love and eLearning where young people at the conference (From Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria) discussed and shared insights on how they think Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Phones and in general digital technologies can be used to provide access to quality education to African Youth.
After lunch, I made a presentation “Introduction to Global Collaboration: iEARN” where using the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) I shared vivid examples of projects, teachers and educators from all over Africa could engage their students into in order to have their students do collaborative projects with students from around the World so they can learn with the World and not just about it.
I spent my Friday (May 27, 2011) morning touring around the exhibition area learning about the different innovations and new technologies that were being exhibited and visited Dar es salaam town and the Indian Ocean in afternoon with a boda boda (A Three Wheel Vehicle)
See my photo stream here. O