Mwabu named Gold Sponsor for 2016 Education Innovation Summit

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

Mwabu – the creator of the innovative Mwabu educational tablet – has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit.

The Education Innovation 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.

Mwabu, as a company, stands for a future where all children realise their right to a high quality education, equipping them for success in life. Many African economies are modernising, and growing rapidly. However, many of their communities are unable to access new opportunities, and remain cut off from the benefits of growth.

According to the company: “Without access to quality education, young people will remain in subsistence life-styles – wasting human capital and undermining national development. Mwabu seeks to change this, creating rapid improvements in education standards by bringing highly effective e-learning resources into the classroom. We believe that the future of Africa needs the talent of all its young people, and we will strive to enable children from all backgrounds to benefit from high quality education.”


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 Mwabu
Mwabu creates modern interactive enquiry based learning content and resources needed by teachers and students across Africa. National curriculum based content can be accessed anywhere and at anytime through Mwabu’s educational tablet. We believe that the future of Africa needs the talent of all its young people, and we will strive to enable children from all backgrounds to benefit from high quality education.

Mwabu developed its unique tablet for students and teachers to transform education into a fun and engaging learning experience. The tablet is the mechanism for accessing preloaded with specially designed modules, that deliver our revolutionary educational content in the classroom and beyond.

(Mwabu is the trading name for iSchool Africa Ltd and iSchool Education Ltd. Mwabu Head Office is located in UK and can be reached on info@mwabu.com or +44(0) 7825 286 540. Mwabu has local offices in Zambia and South Africa. For further information go to www.mwabu.com).