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eLearning Africa returns to Kigali

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eLearning Africa – Press Release The leading conference and exhibition on digital learning, training and skills development, to take place in Kigali, May 2022 The 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Education, Training and Skills Development will take place in Rwandan Capital City, Kigali from May 11 – 13, 2022, at Kigali Convention Center with the theme of “A new purpose for Education”. eLearning Africa 2022, which is Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning, training and skills development will be graced by experts, practitioners, policy makers and investors committed to the future of education and training….

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eLA: LET’S SEIZE THE MOMENT, SAY MINISTERS

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eLearning Africa – Press Release African countries should “seize the moment” and take advantage of a historic opportunity for “massive, long-term, sustainable economic growth,” according to Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire. And Rwandan Education Minister, Dr Valentine Uwamariya, warned that “failing to focus now on education, training and technology would be unforgivable.” Both ministers were speaking to eLearning Africa as political leaders, education experts and investors from all over the world prepare to head to Rwanda for eLearning Africa, one of the continent’s first major global, in-person conferences since the start of the Covid pandemic, scheduled to…

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New Tools, New Threats: Cybersecurity Virtual Exchange Offers New Solutions

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The growing demand for online learning tools in Africa is accompanied by increasingly sophisticated threats to cyber security, say the organisers of a major online forum, the eLearning Africa Cybersecurity Virtual Exchange, which will take place from 26 – 28 October. “Online learning is here to stay but people need to understand the risks and not just focus on the opportunities,” says Rebecca Stromeyer, the founder and CEO of eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading network of education and technology professionals, experts and investors. “The response to the Covid-19 pandemic has shown what technology can do for education and training. Students…

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On the road to Rwanda: eLearning Africa returns to Kigali

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Rwanda will host eLearning Africa in May 2022, the organisers have announced. The Convention Centre in Kigali will be the setting for the next edition of Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning, bringing political leaders, investors and some of the world’s leading experts on education and technology to the Rwandan capital for three days of talks, workshops and a ministerial roundtable. eLearning Africa’s founder and CEO, Rebecca Stromeyer, said today (Tuesday) that she hoped the conference would help to establish “a new purpose for education” by facilitating in-depth discussions on “what the world will be like after Covid.”…

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Languages & the Media 2021 moves online

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Due to the continued uncertainties surrounding international travel and large-scale gatherings associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of Languages & the Media will be held online. The conference and exhibition, one of Europe’s leading events on media localisation and accessibility, was planned to take place in Berlin in September, after being postponed because of the first COVID outbreak in 2020. A statement by the organisers, ICWE GmbH, said: “While there are hopeful signs on the horizon, the situation remains too unpredictable for reliably planning an in-person event in September and we have decided to migrate the conference to…

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A Covid-19 é “uma oportunidade”, afirmam os educadores africanos num importante inquérito

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Cinquenta por cento dos professores, formadores e especialistas em tecnologias da educação africanos que foram inquiridos consideram que a pandemia da Covid-19 vai acabar por ser uma oportunidade “significativa” ou “muito significativa” para a educação em África. Os resultados do inquérito, divulgado hoje pela eLearning Africa e pela EdTech Hub, revelam que muitos educadores africanos encaram o futuro como uma oportunidade. Acreditam que a Covid-19 serviu para “abrir os olhos” e vai encorajar uma maior utilização de aprendizagem mista e novas formas de educação e formação assistida pela tecnologia nas escolas e universidades do continente. O inquérito ‘O efeito da…

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A Recap of the Languages & the Media Virtual Event 2020

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When the 13th Languages & the Media conference, Europe’s most prominent get-together on audiovisual media localisation and accessibility, was moved to 20 – 22 September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers decided to offer a silver lining to the many registrants and host the first ever Languages & the Media Virtual Event on December 15, 2020. The almost three-hour long online event, which was attended by over 200 participants from 38 countries, opened with a very topical and thought-provoking keynote by renowned scholar Dr. Agnieszka Szarkowska from the University of Warsaw. In her talk, she looked back on…

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Conference in Media Growth Sector Moved to September 2021

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With Covid-19 cases resurging around the world, organisers have announced the postponement of one of Europe’s leading events on language transfer in audiovisual media. The conference, ‘Languages & the Media,’ which is an important biennial get-together for the content localisation industry, was scheduled to take place in June. It was then postponed to December because of restrictions on international travel in the wake of the continuing Covid-19 crisis. Now, in spite of a surge in interest in the event because of the growth of demand for localisation services, such as subtitling and dubbing, the event has been forced to move…

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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 learning and new forms of technology assisted education and training in the continent’s schools, colleges and universities. The survey, ‘The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on African Education’ is based…

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Covid-19: ‘Languages & the Media’ Postponed

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As the events sector begins to feel the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the organisers of Europe’s most renowned conference on audiovisual localisation have announced the postponement of ‘Languages & the Media.’ The conference, which was scheduled to take place in June, will now be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from December 14 – 16 2020. A statement by the organisers, ICWE GmbH, announcing the new date, said: “In the light of the rapidly escalating Covid-19 outbreak around the world and with the best interests of our community at heart, we have been advised to postpone Languages &…

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eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan

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eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa. This year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 23 -27 October and focussed on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great success,” they say. “eLearning Africa is a content driven conference and it brings together everybody working in this domain of digital education – people doing research, building tools, teachers, small companies, big companies. It’s a fabulous meeting ground,” says Rebecca Stromeyer, the founder of…

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Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

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Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy. At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, details of the new Atingi platform were provided for the first time. Atingi will be formally launched in Europe soon and has been developed by the Africa Cloud, which is a global project, involving the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation…

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Riding the Wave at Languages & the Media 2020

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The 13th edition of Languages & the Media will take place in Berlin, Germany from June 8 – 10, 2020 under the theme “Riding the Wave”. The conference will once again bring together leading experts and key players from the industry and the most prominent researchers and academics in the field of AVT for a packed programme of hands-on workshops, plenaries, debates and presentations that will focus on current trends and latest developments in the world of global content localisation and access services. New working conditions are rolling in faster than ever before. Innovation is the order of the day….

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Revolution Opening “Big Commercial Opportunities” for Audiovisual Media through Localisation

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The importance of languages in shaping the audiovisual media industry’s future is set to be a hot topic for discussion in Berlin – Europe’s new media hub – later this year. And it is a topic which has already generated an “unprecedented” level of interest among industry experts and media firms keen to win new business in a rapidly expanding market. The theme of this year’s Languages and the Media conference, which will take place in the German capital on October 3 – 5 2018, is ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Reshaping Languages in the Media.’ Conference organisers say they…

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Languages and the Media: Audiovisual World Facing “Huge” Change In New Revolution

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A “fourth industrial revolution” is going to transform the way we use languages in the media, according to the organisers of a leading European conference of experts. Rebecca Stromeyer, Chief Executive of ICWE GmbH, the Berlin-based company, which is organising ‘Languages and the Media,’ set to take place in the German capital in October, says that new technologies are already having “a huge impact” on the way consumers use languages in audiovisual media. “The fourth industrial revolution is a new age in which the physical, digital and biological industries are becoming ever more closely linked by new technologies. It is…

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