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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…

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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,…

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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:…

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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”…

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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…

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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…

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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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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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InDialog Conference series acquired by ENPSIT

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Interpreter Practice, Research and Training: the Impact of Context InDialog 3 will be held in Antwerp on 21-22 November 2019 and hosted jointly by the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven Antwerp campus. Continuing the initiative of the past two conferences in the series, InDialog 3 will deal with dialogue interpreting in its many forms. The conference focuses on the impact of different contexts on the way dialogue interpreting unfolds…

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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…

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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…

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ICWE GmbH is proud to be a consortium member of the EPICA Initiative co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

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EPICA is a strategic partnership between European and African businesses, organisations and universities which will co-design of an innovative and scalable ePortfolio ecosystem to improve the quality visibility and availability of new skills. This joint effort is made possible by co-funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. EPICA will help: • UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES to improve teaching methods to respond to the demand for more highly…

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CloserStill Media acquires Online Educa Berlin (OEB)

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CloserStill Media acquires Online Educa Berlin (OEB) Learning Technologies Germany to be launched alongside OEB in 2018 (Berlin, December 5th, 2017) CLOSERSTILL MEDIA, the London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has announced the acquisition of one of Europe’s leading education and learning conference and exhibitions – Online Educa Berlin (OEB) – from ICWE GMbH for an undisclosed sum. OEB, is one of Europe’s most respected conferences for technology assisted learning drawing…

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Highlights from Going Global 2017

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More than 900 leaders in higher education, business and government attended the British Council’s 11th annual Going Global conference, in London from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 May 2017. Some 77 countries were represented by delegates, including vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors, and government ministers. Highlights included: On day 1, as the sun re-appeared across London after days of rain, Rob Lynes, the British Council’s UK Regional Director, said he was very…

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A successful end to studyworld 2017, the 12th International Fair for Higher and Continuing Education

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The 12th International Fair for Higher and Continuing Education, studyworld 2017, was held in Berlin on Saturday, May 13th over two successful days with 7,500+ visitors. Both days of the fair offered school pupils and students a wide range of information on numerous study options and career paths at home and abroad. A total of 150 education providers from 29 countries presented information on Bachelor and Master courses at home…

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studyworld sends Ampelmann out into the wide world

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Join studyworld’s AMPELMANN Challenge! The green man, who once signaled pedestrian’s free path, has long since become a cult figure in Berlin. Now he is going to explore the world. Here’s how it works: Request a mini-Amplemann simply by sending your address to presse@ampelmann.de Take the Ampelmann with you on your next trip trip or to the next park and take pictures with him there. Post the photo on Instagram…

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Call for Proposals: eLearning Africa 2017

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Don’t miss the chance to shape the agenda for the eLearning Africa conference 2017, taking place September 27-29 in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. In Africa, context is all important: a vital factor in decisions affecting investment, job-creation and development which no-one can afford to ignore. That’s why we’ve chosen “Learning in Context” to be this year’s conference theme. We look forward to hearing your ideas on topics, talks…

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Registration for Going Global 2017 is now open

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Going Global is a series of international education conferences hosted by the British Council. Their underlying concept is to offer an open forum for policy makers and practitioners from around the world to discuss issues facing the international education community. The 2017 gathering takes place from May 22 – 24 in London. This year’s event explores how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement. The focus…

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studyworld: Last call for proposals

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Submit your ideas for the lecture programme of studyworld 2017 until January 27 and shape the agenda of the international fair for higher and continuing education. This year’s studyworld takes place in Berlin from May 12 – 13. During the two-day event exhibitors from all around the word will give information about national and international bachelor’s and master’s programmes, opportunities for internships and semesters abroad as well as scholarship opportunities….

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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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