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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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