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2063 Vision: Ministers move from ideas to action

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African ministers attending the ninth eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table in Cairo on May 24th are looking to turn dreams into reality. Education and training are at the heart of the African Union’s 2063 Vision for a ‘transformed continent’, and ministers of Education, Skills, Finance and ICT from all over Africa will discuss delivery mechanisms at the annual Round Table on ICT for education, training and development. “The ministers want…

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Going Global 2016 concluded successfully

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From May 3rd – 5th 2016, over 800 participants from 70 countries came together in Cape Town, South Africa for the British Council’s annual Going Global 2016 conference. The overarching theme of this prestigious event was “Building nations and connecting cultures: education policy, economic development and engagement”

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eLearning Africa: Sharing infrastructure must be top priority

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The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments. Mrs Ibrahim, who will be a keynote speaker at eLearning Africa in Cairo on May 24, is convinced that by sharing telecommunications infrastructure, African countries could save billions of dollars and speed up the provision of…

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Variety is key! Early booking discount for Expolingua Berlin 2016

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Expolingua Berlin, Germany’s leading international exhibition for languages and cultures, is being held this year November 18th and 19th at the familiar and popular “Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur” venue. Until May 15th, interested exhibitors such as language-course providers, language-study-travel organisers, exchange-programme organisations, language-app providers and publishers can receive a discount on registration. Whether it’s Spanish for a summer vacation or Chinese for continuing professional education, Expolingua offers the…

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studyworld 2016 – Attendees benefit from orientation for studies and career

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The eleventh International Fair for Higher and Continuing Education concluded successfully on April 23rd in Berlin. A total of 8,046 visitors attended the two-day exhibition to acquire information about national and international bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as facts regarding opportunities for internships and semesters abroad. Once again this year, exhibitors from around the world came to Berlin: 155 education providers and higher education institutions from 27 countries were…

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OEB 2016: “Owning Learning” and what happens when students take control

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Ownership is the new buzz-word in education. Tomorrow’s learning is about ownership. We will own our learning. We will control what, where, when and how we learn. We will access, link, combine, interpret and interact with knowledge. We will be empowered as never before. We will make learning work for us. Increasingly, it is the learners themselves who will own their education. And over 2,300 international education professionals will be…

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eLearning Africa: Africa’s vision for education and how it will become reality

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More than 1200 international education and technology experts, advisers and investors will gather in Cairo in May to discuss how to turn the African Union’s vision of a “transformed continent” into reality. They will look at how developments in technology could enable education and training to boost growth and transform the lives and prospects of the next generation of Africans. “New opportunities for expanding education and training are being created…

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Expolingua Berlin wins 2015 Language Industry Award (LIA)

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Expolingua Berlin, the leading international exhibition for languages and cultures, is amongst the winners of the third edition of the Language Industry Awards. Expolingua Berlin was awarded as the “Best Learning and Networking Event 2015” after winning 32% of the votes. As the LIA team explained, a total of forty nominees for the eight Awards gathered over 21,000 votes, 7,000 more than last year. Again this year, around 100 national…

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eLearning Africa launches the annual Through your Lens Photo Competition

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The eLearning Africa Through your Lens Photo Competition is back this year for its seventh edition, promoted by the eLearning Africa 2016 conference. Under the theme of ‘ICT Vision for Africa’, budding photographers are invited to submit pictures depicting how ICTs are improving relationships between family, group or country members in Africa. Photography and eLearning enthusiasts from across Africa and the rest of the world have the chance to share…

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Languages & The Media: The new mediascape is cross-platform, on-demand and multilingual

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Across all sectors, personalised, on-demand service is no longer a luxury, but an expectation. When consuming media, users are looking for accessible, quality content across all platforms, at all times, in all languages. For the audiovisual translation sector this presents a huge challenge, but also a great opportunity. Never before has there been such high demand for professional media translation services, but these new times also call for new methods,…

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