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Covid-19 “an opportunity” say African Educators in Major New Survey

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 Fifty per cent of surveyed African teachers, trainers and education technology specialists think the Covid-19 pandemic will turn out to be a “significant” or “very significant” opportunity for African education. The results of a survey, released today by eLearning Africa and EdTech Hub, show that many African educators are opportunistic about the future. They believe that Covid-19 has served as a “wake-up call,” which will encourage greater use of blended…

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Communication campaigns for EUIPO completed

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Throughout 2016, ICWE designed and implemented the PR for several campaigns by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The campaigns have now been successfully completed. EUIPO’s campaigns included a study on counterfeit medicines and their economic consequences, as well as a study on the impact of intellectual property rights on the EU economy, conducted in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO). A special highlight was the December Christmas…

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Diverse. Collaborative. Transformative – OEB conference a great success!

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“Owning learning” – that was the motto of this year’s OEB, the biggest global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. Innovations in education technologies have enabled students to choose what and how they want to learn, mixing and matching courses and programmes to suit their own interests and needs. From November 30 – December 2, more than 2.100 participants from 93 countries came together at OEB to discuss…

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Let’s go to Iceland! OEB Midsummit is launched

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If you’re looking for state-of-the-art technology in education, or innovative ideas about how the public sector can work in partnership with private firms to boost learning outcomes, you may want to book a trip to Iceland. Rebecca Stromeyer, the organiser of OEB, the global cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training, has decided to do just that. In June 2017, shortly before midsummer, she will launch “OEB MidSummit”, a…

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DesignEuropa Awards campaign concludes with glamorous gala

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In 2016, ICWE carried out different PR actions for the DesignEuropa Awards. The successful conclusion of the project coincides with the end of the year. The DesignEuropa Awards are organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders. On November 30, the Award winners were announced and honoured in Milan at a lavish event. ICWE supported…

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A festival of languages and cultures comes to a successful end

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On November 18th and 19th, a total of 11,369 language enthusiasts immersed themselves in their areas of fascination at the international exhibition for languages and cultures, EXPOLINGUA Berlin. “In times such as these, when populist trends try to convince us of the dangers presented by foreigners, it was a particular pleasure for me to witness the peaceful, open and respectful exchange of information between peoples at this year’s Expolingua”, commented…

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EXPOLINGUA Berlin: More international than ever before – and a special platform for a special kind of tourism

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EXPOLINGUA Berlin’s international diversity is one of the main reasons exhibitors and visitors attend the event and return year after year. This year’s edition will be held 18 – 19 November, and again more than 25 countries from around the globe will be represented. Besides many European countries, the list includes Argentina, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Martinique and Oman. Guatemala will have a big stand at this year’s international…

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Synchronised from the original, with subtitles? – Languages and audio visual media

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In the last few years, access to audio visual media has become faster and more diverse. This is especially visible in movies and tv series. Users decide on the form in which they access the content and when; they demand multilingual versions, flexibility, and availability as soon as possible. Technical advances such as streaming, internet media libraries, video portals and storage media like DVD and Blu-Ray allow constant access to…

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eLA Post-conference Report 2016 is online

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At eLearning Africa 2016, more than 1,000 education professionals, digital learning specialists, researchers, government ministers and officials, policy makers and edtech providers from 72 countries came together in Cairo, Egypt from May, 24th to 26th – the first time the event was held in North Africa. It was hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Creative DC.

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EAIE will take place in September in Liverpool

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Between September 13th and 18th 2016, the 28th annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference, Europe’s largest in the realm of international higher education, will bring together more than 5,000 participants from 90 countries in Liverpool, UK for an inspiring and energising week of global knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

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Learning foreign languages: a question of attitude – and method

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Communication is everything. This frequently quoted principle not only applies to resolving conflicts, but also to learning languages. Many polyglots, people who speak many languages, begin to use their new language almost straight away. Their motto: It’s best to jump straight in at the deep end! By doing so, they are indeed relying on the other person’s willingness to understand and to take an interest in what they have to…

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SprachenNetz has been voted amongst the Top 100 Language Lovers

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The Top 100 Language Lovers competition has reached the finish line. Many great language learning platforms took part in this worldwide competition with over 30,000 votes. The hunt for the most popular language blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels organized by bab.la and Lexiophiles is probably the largest competition out there for language learning enthusiasts.

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OEB 2016: Eleven Sponsors already confirmed

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 The momentum heading toward OEB 2016 has already surpassed all preceding years, with eleven leading sponsors already signed up and more than double the number of registered participants in comparison to last year at this time! OEB 2016 Sponsors so far are Oracle Academy, mediasite by sonicfoundry, Open Assessment Technologies, LPLUS GmbH, speexx, Presentations 2Go, CREATE.21st century, Cengage Learning, Amity Online, smartspokes, and WildFire. The diversity of the group, covering…

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African Ministers Explored Information, Communication, Education, Training and Technology Issues in Order to Achieve a “Transformed Continent”.

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eLearning Africa 2016, the eleventh edition of the annual international conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training in Africa, launched on 24 May under the auspices of H.E. Yasser Elkady, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The event’s theme was “Making Vision Reality. It was hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and its executive IT arm, ITIDA (Information Technology Industry Development Agency). This conference…

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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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