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Yes, eLearning Africa is back this year in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The conference started yesterday (Wednesday 25 May 2011) under the theme “Youth, Skills & Employability” and will go on for 3 days.
We at UNU ViE, are very excited to be part of the event ! You may have already met Virginie Aimard there. She will be hosting a special focus session: “Growing innovation seeds through e-learning in Universities in Africa” on Friday afternoon (27 May 2011 @2:30 pm local time)
The session brings together panelists from and interested in the university scene in Africa. It´s an opportunity to share success stories, experience, lessons learned and good practice with regards to innovation.
Here is what Virginie had in mind for the session: “We would like to have a better understanding of how the different ‘actors’ in a system play a role in innovation, particularly innovation in e-learning to improve access to and quality higher education in Africa. We plan to get snapshot stories from the panel members representing the different perspectives on innovation (grassroots innovator, institutional leader, policy maker, international supporting organization, donor, etc.)
Because we want to “walk our talk” on innovation, this session is not going to be a typical panel discussion. We would like to avoid a lot of ‘talks from the front of the room.’ Instead we will encourage the panelists to be the agents and ‘thought fertilizers’ to provoke and stimulate the thinking and conversations of the participants.”
So, what do you think? I am sure you will enjoy being ‘thought fertilizer’ too !
Come tell us your story, share your ideas and thoughts and engage in critical conversations on how networks can grow the seeds of innovation!
We will be happy to read your comments here and if you can shout and spread the word on Twitter too, just use #ela11 and #Innoseeds