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Mindset Network partners Education Innovation Summit

February 24, 2016 • Education, Events, Top Stories

Education Innovation Summit

2016 Education Innovation Summit to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016.

The Mindset Network – an award winning not-for-profit organisation, which was set up in 2002 to provide educational solutions for formal education and health – has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit.

The Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom, will see education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016 to discuss Transforming Education with Technology.

Purpose of the Education Innovation Summit:

At the administrative level, technology can make education systems more efficient by helping teachers and administrators streamline routine tasks and improve assessment and data collection. In the classroom, technology can be a powerful catalyst for pedagogical change, as students use technology to take a more active role in personalising their own education, and teachers take on new roles as facilitators of knowledge rather than knowledge transmitters.

Technology also has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school.

This summit will focus on cutting-edge technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education, with particular focus on the application of these solutions within the African context.

The Format:

The format of the summit is interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading academics, CIOs, regulators, NGOs, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.

Topics to be discussed at the Education Innovation Summit include:
– The Role of Digital Technology in Education
– The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education models
– Developing and implementing Education Policy
– How can technology drive down the cost of university education in Africa?
– Unlocking sustainable finance for education through nontraditional sources
– Best practice: Incorporating innovative tools in teaching and learning
– A vision for the school of tomorrow
– Investing in ICT for Education
– Connecting with the next generation of students through mobile and social media

For more information: visit: http://www.africaninnovatormagazine.com/education_summit.html
Contact: Tinashe on: Tel: +27 11 026 0982 Fax: 0866130386
Email: events@itnewsafrica.com

About the Mindset Network:
Since its inception, the Mindset Network has grown in leaps and bounds having developed hundreds of hours of curriculum aligned content. Mindset has strategic partnerships with the Departments of Education, Health, Communication and Science and Technology, and is supported by its lead founding partners Liberty Foundation and Standard Bank Foundation. Other founding partners include the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Multichoice Africa,Intelset, Sunday Times, Sentech and Telkom Foundation.

Mindset has also enjoyed support and endorsement from a number of local and international donors including organisations such as the World Health Organisation, USAID and NEPAD. Mindset currently operates on a budget of approximately R50million per annum, supported by a host of bilateral donor agencies, corporates, foundations, non-profits, trusts and government agencies that contribute to the development of educational content and enabling access for users. As a non-profit organisation, Mindset sources funding and in kind contributions to achieve in its strategic aim as a credible organisation and opinion leader in ICT’s in education.

To find out more visit: http://www.mindset.co.za/



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