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Education Innovation Summit draws in high-calibre speakers and guests

March 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Events, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West Africa

2016 Education Innovation Summit.

2016 Education Innovation Summit a great success. (Image Credit/Photography: Darryl Linington).

The 2016 Education Innovation Summit, which had been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom and Mwabu, saw education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016.

“Great Calibre of speakers and guests” – Debbie Lin Business Development Manager at International Enterprise Singapore.

“A great opportunity to meet fellow participants within each sector” – Steve Cilliers: Managing Director – Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

“Great concept with great speakers who covered importent topics within the industry.” – Kenton Born: Regional Corporate Relations Advisor – SOS Children’s Villages.

At the Summit, local and international leaders, within the education and technology sectors, discussed a range of vital topics.

Topics Included:

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

“Excellent and highly informative event.” – Garth Logan: Network and IT Manager – Tersia King Learning Academy.

“A much needed summit.” – Natalie Emery: Co-Founder & Projects Director – Change the World Trust.

Among the speakers were:

– Justin Reilly, CEO – Mwabu
– Lebogang Montjane: Executive Director – ISASA
– Sibongile Khumalo: Head of Operations – Bridge Innovation in Learning Organisation
– Omashani Naidoo: Operations Manager – SchoolNet South Africa
– Sonja Giese: Director – Innovation Edge
– Gareth Mellon: ICT Programme Manager – Frost & Sullivan
– Martine Schaffer: CEO – The Click Foundation
– Madeline Trollope: Training Solutions Manager – City & Guilds
– Steve Cilliers: Managing Director – Oxford University Press Southern Africa
– Mfanelo Pat Ntsobi, Chief Director: Schools Support, Gauteng Dept. of Education
– Dr. Charlotte H Scott, Fund Director & Head – Monitoring and Evaluation – Mwabu
– Brian Wafawarova, Executive Director: Learning Services – Pearson
– Anthony Hales, Specialist: E-Education – Telkom SA
– Dr. Mike Santer, Founding Director – BluPoint
– Sonja Giese, Director – Innovation Edge

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A full image gallery from the event can be found below: 

Photography by Darryl Linington
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