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Forthcoming Conferences in Higher Education

Open Apereo 2017: The open source conference for education 

Date: 4 - 8 June 2017
Venue: Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA
Deadline for submissions: Closed

This conference is designed to be an international, inclusive event, providing opportunities for community members to:

  • Present perspectives based on institutional experience, access the experience of others, exchange ideas, develop dialogue and form new partnerships.
  • Develop an understanding of other areas of the academic enterprise by looking outside of immediate interest areas and contributing to the understanding of commonalities as well as contrasts.
  • Organize community-wide, project-based, or institutional discussion, dialogue and practical collaborative work.

Contact: Dr Cheryl Brown


eLearning Africa 2017: Learning in Context 

Date: 27 - 29 September 2017
Venue: Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius
Deadline for submissions: 2 May 2017

eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. This year's theme is Learning in Context. In Africa, context is all-important. No-one can afford to ignore it. It is a vital factor in decisions affecting investment, job-creation and development. Africa is a continent, not a single country - a fact many outsiders forget. It has 54 countries and 5 time zones. So, in education and training, an understanding of context is essential. As new communication technologies extend the reach of opportunity, it is vital for educators, policy makers, partners and investors to take account of the local context and conditions. So what are the main contextual and cultural considerations affecting the development of new opportunities through technology supported learning? How can we localise content to maximise opportunity? How should we apply or adapt technology to meet local conditions and needs? Above all, in an Africa that is changing rapidly, how can we maintain and safeguard our connection to tradition and context?    

Contact: Dr Nicola Pallitt