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Information Technology and Africa: Practices, Potentials and Challenges

Event Type
Center for African Studies and others
Illini Union
Sep 11, 2013 - Sep 13, 2013  
Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

Information Technology and Africa: Practices, Potentials and Challenges" will feature leading figures in online education from the continent: Atieno Adala African Virtual University, a large scale provider of online math and engineering programs; Yetunde Folajimi, from Ibadan University, a computer scientist who specialized in creating games for development education; and Laura Czerniewicz, University of Cape Town, a leading specialist on open learning and open access, as well as U of scholars. The visitors will be in dialog with U of I faculty involved in online education programs such as Coursera as well as take part in critical analyses of future directions for online education. More details and full program to come.

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