e/merge Africa 2018

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Date(s) - 07/09/2018 - 07/20/2018
All Day


Growing e-Learning Capacity Together

After several decades of experience across projects rolling out educational technology it is well understood that the availability of technology is just one of several preconditions for success. Effective integration of technology to enhance learning and teaching requires the development and use of technical, organisational and pedagogical capabilities. This online festival is about the development of deep capacity for e-learning by African higher education in an increasingly networked world.

e/merge 2018 will convene a welcoming space and a diverse, dynamic community across multiple networks to discuss, debate, review, showcase and celebrate e-learning in higher education in Africa. Our focus is on e-learning in African higher education and on joining up the African and global conversations about e-learning research and practice. Presenters and workshop leaders from all continents who are working with or researching e-learning in Africa are encouraged to submit proposals. The presenters and festival interactions will be supported by a team of trained and experienced online facilitators from across Africa.

e/merge 2018 grows out of the series of e/merge online conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012, the Transform 2015 online conference, and the e/merge Africa network for educational technology practitioners and researchers in African higher education which has presented regular online professional development events since 2014. e/merge 2018 is organised by e/merge Africa and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Registration for e/merge 2018 Festival of e-Learning is now open. Presenters will be be able to register at no charge and will be sent advice about this. Standard registration fees are:

  • ZAR 200 for participants from South Africa
  • No charge for participants from the rest of Africa
  • ZAR 600 for participants from other continents

If you think that you should should have a free space then please send us your reason by e-mail to info@emerge2018.net.

Your answers to the registration questions will help us to ensure that the Festival is fine-tuned to your interests and needs. You are also creating your searchable profile for the conference, which will help participants to easily find colleagues with similar interests. Access details will be sent to registered participants when the e/merge 2018 site opens on 6th July 2018.

To register please CLICK HERE

To see the tracks available CLICK HERE. 

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