The conversation around technology – the challenges surrounding its implementation, the benefits and potential drawbacks - was a central point of focus at the Education Summit 2017, held at the Radisson Blu in Sandton on May 31.
Elias Chipimo, Advisor to Mwabu, delivered his presentation 'Replicating Success at Scale: Early Lessons for Africa' which can be viewed here.
The one day conference brought together leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs to discuss the latest innovations in Education.
Topics covered included:
• Investing in ICT for education
• Connecting with the youth via mobile and social media
• The role of digital technology in education
• Developing and implementing education policy
• Unlocking sustainable finance for education through non-traditional sources
• Best practice: Incorporating innovative tools in teaching and learning
• A vision for the school of tomorrow
The changing role of the teacher was another theme which ran throughout the Summit. While delegates agreed that technology was not a suitable replacement for teachers, they also felt it important to shift the focus away from what technology can do for teachers towards what it can do for their pupils.
To listen to Elias talking the audience through his presentation, you can watch the video, featured by IT News Africa, here.