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August 16th, 2019

eLearning Africa, an annual pan-African conference dedicated to examining the potential for using new communications technology to spread educational opportunity, is now in its 14th year.

Since the conference, which visits a different African capital each year, was first held in Addis Ababa in 2006, technology assisted learning has expanded and now plays a major role in the delivery of learning, training, research and development in schools, colleges, universities, companies and organisations across the continent. It has enabled millions of Africans to expand their horizons and take advantage of the countless possibilities new technology offers to study and acquire new skills and qualifications.

“Technology assisted learning has been perhaps the single most important factor in Africa’s development over the last decade,” says Senkondo. “It has fuelled economic growth and its importance cannot be underestimated. For skills, entrepreneurship, innovation and the development of effective practices in many sectors, it has been invaluable. It has really helped to modernise Africa and to attract the world’s attention to the exciting opportunities in many African countries. This trend is set to continue. Africa is learning fast and we must continue to build on our success. It is education that will transform Africa.” Read more …