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“Beyond what you know is whom you
know.”
– Daniel Kakinda
INSPIRATION
Social Capital?
eLearning Africa at a glance
The key networking event for ICT-enhanced education and training in
Africa
 A must for thos...
‘Practical’
Track
Policy Track Creative Track Special
Focus
Track
Research and
Innovation
Track
Oriented
towards
practical...
‘Practical’
Track
Policy
Track
‘Creative‘
Track
Special Focus
Track
Research and
Innovation
Track
Presentations X X X x X
...
Proposal Writing Tips
Presentations and papers that
Are clearly grounded in context
Provide conceptual clarity. Are
supp...
Proposal Selection Criteria
 
Cover the conference themes
broadly.
Proposal content contributes towards
participants‘ un...
Other Considerations
 
Diversity
Gender balance
Avoid having more than one person 
(additional co-presenters)
Proposer...
USEFUL TIMELINES
 Call for proposals ( November/December, 
2013 – Mid January, 2014)
 Scholarship applications – Februar...
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
http://elearning-africa.com/scholarship.php
PERSONAL TESTIMONY
Speaking at eLA 2011,Speaking at eLA 2011,
Tanzania.Tanzania.
 Presenter, Panelist and
Chairperson
 P...
eLearning Africa 2014 Preparatory Presentation
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eLearning Africa 2014 Preparatory Presentation

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This is presentation was made to a group of Ugandan teachers who are currently preparing to host eLearning Africa 2014. The presentation covered the basis of what to consider when writing a paper/proposal to present at the conference and how to apply for the scholarship.

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eLearning Africa 2014 Preparatory Presentation

  1. 1. “Beyond what you know is whom you know.” – Daniel Kakinda INSPIRATION Social Capital?
  2. 2. eLearning Africa at a glance The key networking event for ICT-enhanced education and training in Africa  A must for those who want to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities  The hub for first-hand information and real-life examples of how ICT advances the cause of education for all in Africa  Decision makers and practitioners from the education, business and government sectors, with 80% coming from Africa  Accompanied by an extensive exhibition and demonstration area
  3. 3. ‘Practical’ Track Policy Track Creative Track Special Focus Track Research and Innovation Track Oriented towards practical action- driven outcomes Oriented towards policy formulation & implementation Introduces new explorative ideas methodologies, technologies and tools Highlights a focus area such as mining, environment Subscribes to research criteria Practitioners, private sector, educationists Policy-makers in gov’t, development agencies Practitioners, educationists, private sector Subject specialists, gov’t officials, practitioners Academics, consultants, researchers, R&D specialists CONFERENCE THEMES
  4. 4. ‘Practical’ Track Policy Track ‘Creative‘ Track Special Focus Track Research and Innovation Track Presentations X X X x X Panel Discussion X X X X Debates X X X X X Special Focus X X X X X Demonstrations X X Plenary Sessions X X X Knowledge Exchange Sessions X X X x X Networking X X Speed Networking X X SESSION FORMATS
  5. 5. Proposal Writing Tips Presentations and papers that Are clearly grounded in context Provide conceptual clarity. Are supported by clear reasoning Are backed up with evidence Provides evidence of literature that was consulted Are relevant for an African context Are useful for practitioners, policymakers and prospective partners
  6. 6. Proposal Selection Criteria   Cover the conference themes broadly. Proposal content contributes towards participants‘ understanding of the  defined topic.  Speakers need to be sufficiently immersed in the proposed content to  be able to present first-hand experience. Speaker has good command of English/French check any referenced websites
  7. 7. Other Considerations   Diversity Gender balance Avoid having more than one person  (additional co-presenters) Proposers should be willing and able to attend the full conference Proposals where they can be  successfully realised without a lot of technical support.  Avoid commercially driven proposals Avoid repetition Local sound proposals are always given  preference.
  8. 8. USEFUL TIMELINES  Call for proposals ( November/December,  2013 – Mid January, 2014)  Scholarship applications – February, 2013  Successful proposal announcement – Mid  March, 2014
  9. 9. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION http://elearning-africa.com/scholarship.php
  10. 10. PERSONAL TESTIMONY Speaking at eLA 2011,Speaking at eLA 2011, Tanzania.Tanzania.  Presenter, Panelist and Chairperson  Programme Committee Member, eLearning Africa  Session Manager, Online Educa and eLA  ICWE Representative, eLA 14  akakinda@gmail.com

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