The next edition of the Education Innovation Summit, hosted by IT News Africa, will be taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will be interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.
Over the past 30 years, governments around the world have made important efforts to support school technology adoption. Typically, school technology policies have called for the acquisition of equipment and networks, the provision of teacher-training programmes and teacher-support schemes, and more recently the development of digital content, either by public institutions, the private sector or teachers themselves. Nevertheless, it is clear that the most developed and the middle-income countries have made significant investments in ICT in education. In contrast, the level of ICT education investment in low-income countries typically remains small.
Purpose of this Summit:
Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies and values are needed to become responsible citizens in a learning society and allow learners to sustain employability throughout life in a knowledge economy.
Technology has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school. With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, we are already witnessing the emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning. The summit will explore all the possibilities and opportunities which technology creates in the educational environment.
The event will be an interactive one with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, regulators, academics, service providers and EdTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.
Key Topics at this conference will include:
- Investing in ICT for Education
- Connecting with the next generation of students through mobile and social media
- Transforming to a digital institution
- How can technology drive down the cost of tertiary education in Africa
- How data and analytics can improve education
- How moving to the cloud can help schools
- Unlocking sustainable finance for education from non-traditional sources
- Best practice: incorporating innovative tools in teaching and learning
- Online Education: IT Security and hacking as an emerging challenge
For more information on this conference visit: http://africaninnovatormagazine.com/education/