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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 and abroad, international internships and semester abroad programmes at the Russian House of Science and Culture on Friedrichstraße, Berlin. Alongside universities and further education institutions, exchange organisations and internship agencies,…

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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 and tag @ampelmann_berlin and @studyworldbln You will then receive a 20% voucher for the AMPELMANN webshop immediately – for souvenirs, gifts, and memories. studyworld 2017 takes place in Berlin from…

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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 is on connecting the world’s cities to global knowledge and talent, as well as addressing global challenges. Early bird rates are available here until March 24, after which the standard…

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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. For more information on the fair, please click here.

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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 the implications of the ownership of learning and to identify current developments and trends in technology supported education. Moreover, 80+ international exhibitors, ranging from established market leaders to emerging start-ups,…

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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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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 say. At the same time, however, they observe the native speakers during their conversations and work toward emulating their interlocutors’ facial expressions, gestures and the way they form the sounds…

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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 a wide range of specialties, serves as a perfect metaphor for the cross-sector focus of the conference itself. From November 30 to December 2 over 2,300 participants from more than…

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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 is the largest and most comprehensive pan-African networking event for the promotion of ICT-enhanced education and training. Senior government officials, decision makers and experts from the education and public sectors,…

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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 to move from talk to action,” says Charles Senkondo, Executive Director of Tanzania’s Global Learning Agency (TaGLA), who will chair a session at the Round Table. “There is a mood…

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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 universal broadband access, which will have a major impact on education outcomes. Better access to education and training through improvements in communications is a crucial element of the African Union’s…

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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 ideal platform for all things pertaining to teaching and learning foreign languages, from language courses at home or tablet learning on the go to experiencing foreign languages and cultures live.

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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 represented. The extensive range of information was delivered by colleges and universities, designates from scholarship organisations, embassies, internship agencies, and volunteer organisations. Subsequent to the event, studyworld continues to offer…

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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 in Berlin this December to discuss the implications. This year’s OEB is all about the implications of this shift. It’s about what will happen when students start to take ownership…

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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 across Africa,” says Rebecca Stromeyer, the founder of eLearning Africa. “Everywhere, in every sector, technology is transforming the nature of learning, opening it up and creating new opportunities in both…

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eLearning Africa 2016: Can You Make Vision Reality?

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African education experts want to hear from anyone with innovative ideas about how technology can help transform the continent. The experts will be at eLearning Africa 2016, Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning, where they will discuss the role of technology in achieving the African Union’s vision of a “transformed continent.” The theme for the conference, which is scheduled to take place in Cairo from May 24 – 26, will be ‘Making Vision Reality’ and the organisers are planning “a comprehensive and in-depth discussion about how the combination of learning and technology can transform Africa.” Anyone interested in making…

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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 and post-conference film here and take a look at the photo gallery and post-conference review to get the low down on everything that happened. www.elearning-africa.com

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Studyworld 2015 – plenty of opportunities

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Studyworld celebrated its tenth anniversary on April 24 – 25. Our International Fair for Higher and Continuing Education took place in the RHWK, marking a decade of providing orientation to secondary school students, school finishers, university students, job hunters and professionals. Our visitors not only seek information concerning studies in Germany and abroad, but also on internships, jobs, and further education.

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New OEB website and launch of the Call for Proposals

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We are pleased to announce that ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the global, cross-sector conference on ICT supported training and learning, is now known as OEB. A new website has been launched, along with a new logo and other graphic elements. OEB 2015 celebrates its 21st anniversary in December this year and has launched a call for papers, welcoming proposals for presentations and topics for discussion from all interested parties. Modernity is an era of momentous and accelerating change. How can people, businesses and organisations survive? How can they go beyond mere survival to succeed and prosper? How can we accelerate the…

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