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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The OEB trailer – shaping the future of learning

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Check out the newly-launched trailer for OEB 2015: OEB is the global, cross-sector conference for ICT supported learning and training. Attended by 2,300+ participants from 100 countries, OEB has gained a reputation over the past two decades for its unique, cross-sector focus and truly global reach, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors. OEB 2015 will be held in Berlin on 2 – 4 December.

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OEB pre-conference workshops announced – sign up now!

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Taking place on Wednesday 2nd , 13 half and full-day interactive workshops will provide a chance to take part in open discussions and activities which will give individuals and organisations the chance to both share and learn the skills needed to gain a foothold in today’s e-learning market. Topics include personal learning infrastructures and sustainability in online learning. OEB is the global, cross-sector conference for ICT supported learning and training. Attended…

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InDialog Programme online

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“Community interpreting in dialogue with technology” InDialog (20 – 21 November, 2015) will be dedicated to community interpreting in its many guises. The conference targets government representatives, policy makers, service providers, users and commissioners of signed and spoken interpreting services, researchers, trainers, interpreters, language and cultural mediators, and students. Discover the programme here: www.indialog-conference.com/programme.php

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Forging futures at Going Global 2015

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This year Going Global returned to London (1 – 2 June) to bring together the leaders of international education under the theme of ‘connecting cultures, forging futures’.   Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council, offering an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community. Since its inception in 2004, Going Global has grown from a bi-annual event…

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eLearning Africa 2015 – enriching tomorrow

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2015 marked the 10th edition of eLearning Africa, which returned to the city of its inauguration, Addis Ababa, but to a new venue – the vast and impressively equipped African Union Headquarters. Attended by 1,389 participants from 68 countries, this year’s event continued eLA’s track record of combining great content with dynamic networking to make it the leading ICT4E and ICT4D event on the continent. Check out the keynotes, interviews…

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