Telkom sponsors 2016 Education Innovation Summit

January 21, 2016 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories

Education Innovation Summit

Telkom sponsors 2016 Education Innovation Summit.

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, has named Telkom as the Gold sponsor of the upcoming Education Innovation Summit.

On the 17th of March 2016, leaders within the IT and education sectors will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Education With Technology.”

Telkom has a proud heritage of connecting people. Telkom is one of Africa’s largest telecommunication companies providing integrated communication solutions to both enterprise and consumer customers. They are a Forbes Top 2000 company with the country’s largest fibre network. Telkom offers business, residential and mobile customers a wide range of voice, data and technology services.

Purpose of this Conference:
In a globalised economy with a high degree of competition among countries, the success of a nation depends on the educational level of its workforce. This is true not only for those just entering or already integrated into the labour market… but also for the unemployed, who may lack the qualifications required by the growing demands of a knowledge economy.

Governments should work to ensure that all citizens receive the technological training and experience necessary to participate in the global economy. Traditional school curricula tends to prioritise the accumulation of knowledge over the application of knowledge, and many school systems fail to adequately train students in digital citizenship and literacy.

Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies and values needed to become responsible citizens in a learning society and sustain employability throughout life in a knowledge economy.

The Format: The format of the event is interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading financial services CIOs, regulators, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.

Who Should Attend?
– Education policy development representatives
– Directors of Education
– Curriculum Development Specialists
– Instructional Designers
– Directors of Learning & Educational Technology
– District-level Leaders
– Technology Directors/Technologists
– Special Education Instructors
– EduTech Entrepreneurs
– Technology Vendors
– Education Policy Makers (Ministers, DGs, MECs etc.)
– CIOs of educational institutions

Summit Information:
Date: 17 March 2016
Delegate Fee: R4 950

To Book:
[f] 0866 130 386 [t] +27 11 026 0981 [e]

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