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Day 1 - Academic Paper Presentation s - Thursday, January 21 st

8:00 ~ 9:30 Registration at Complexo Pedagogico

9:30 ~ 9:40 Welcoming Remarks

9:40 ~ 10:20 On the Richness of Africa: Implications for ICT4D

Keynote Speaker: Tim Unwin


Abstract: Africa is frequently seen as being a 'poor' continent; African people are likewise seen as being 'poor'. These definitions of Africa as poor serve particular interests: those of governments, the private sector, civil society, media and consultants. However, despite the best efforts of many of these groups, Africa is widely seen as being as poor as it was 50 years ago. What if we instead see Africa and Africans as being rich? How would this change our attitudes to and practices relating to the use of technology in education? This presentation, seeks to encourage us to appreciate Africa's richness in terms of its economic, cultural, social and political structures. It then explores the implications of this for technology in education, focusing especially on content and communication.

10:20 ~ 10:40 Educating ICT4D Professionals: A Bottom-up Approach

Erkki Sutinen

University of Joensuu, Finland

10:40 ~ 11:00 Using Local Resources to Create Sound Instructional Activities

Jane Falls

Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

11:00 ~ 11:20 ICT to Enhance Education in Post Conflict Areas - Northern Uganda

Oroma Josephat Oling

Kampala International University, Uganda

11:20 ~ 11:40 Break

11:40 ~ 12:00 Developing a Grade 10 History CD-ROM Using Digitized Materials from the National Archives of Namibia

Debbie Piecka

National Archives of Namibia

12:00 ~ 12:20 Domestication of ICTs in Schools in Disadvantaged areas of the Western Cape

Agnes Chigona; Wallace Chigona; Moses Kausa, and Patrick Kayongo

University of Cape Town - South Africa

12:20 ~ 12:40 Dr Math moves to C³TO: Chatter Call Center/Tutoring Online

Laurie Butgereit

Meraka Institute, CSIR

12:40 ~ 1:00 Universal Instructional Design Strategies for Developing Countries: Six Critical Concepts for Clear Communication

Rocky Falls

Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

1:00 ~ 1:40 Lunch

1:40 ~ 2:00 Using E-learning for Promoting the Adoption of New Models and Strategies of Teaching and Learning at Eduardo Mondlane University

Inocente Mutimucio & Xavier Muianga

Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

2:00 ~ 2:20 Distance Education in Mozambique

Alsone Jorge Guambe

Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

2:20 ~ 2:40 A Pragmatic Approach to Transformation from Traditional Media to User-based Online Learning Environments: Experiences from IDE - University of Swaziland

Peles Biswalo & Nokuthula Vilakati

University of Swaziland, Swaziland

2:40 ~ 3:00 The Impact of ICT on Disadvantaged Primary Schools Teachers

Francesca Fanni, Isabella Rega, Lorenzo Cantoni

Università della Svizzera italiana - Italy

3:00 ~ 3:10 Mozambique and ICT4D: Some Experiences Carried out by EMU-CIUEM

L. Neves Cabral

Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

3:10 ~ 3:30 Visit EMU-CIUEM Center - guided by L. Neves Cabral

Walk back for break

3:40 ~ 4:00 Break

4:00 ~ 4:20 Dialando: Tangible Programming for the Novice with Scratch, Processing and Arduino

Andrew Smith

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

4:20 ~ 4:40 An Introduction to the ICT4D Consortium's Virtual Environment

Ugo Vallauri and Jorrit Mulder

Royal Holloway University of London, UK

4:40 ~ 5:00 What Can "The Poor" Teach You? Utilizing Technological Connections to Help Think about "Poverty" and "Development" Differently

P. Clint Rogers

University of Joensuu, Finland (by way of U.S.A.)

5:00 ~ Final thoughts and Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers

Boubakar Barry

Dr. Boubakar Barry is the Coordinator of the Research and Education Unit of the Association of African Universities (AAU). Previously he acted as Director of the Computer Center and IT Director of Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal. He is involved in several activities related to ICT throughout African. He has been Senegal’s focal point for the Regional Information Society Network for Africa (RINAF) and team leader of the "Low Cost Hardware and Software" Working Group. As executive administrator, he managed several initiatives and projects on ICT in Senegal and Africa, in co-operation with international institutions like UNESCO and CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation). Mr. Barry led in the last 10 years several regional training workshops on ICT as course director and was national coordinator of the Teacher Training Network. He is involved in several research activities on Computer Networks and Wireless Telecommunications. From e-learning Africa portal

Bryan Eldridge

Bryan Eldridge holds an M.Ed. in Computer Based Education from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky. He has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, delivery, implementation, evaluation, and management of educational products and enterprises. He has done extensive work on ICT in Africa, and has recently been appointed as ICT expert for Qatar's K16 education. His main areas of focus include custom applications of traditional Instructional System Design (ISD) models, learning object creation and management, learning object repositories, digital repository configuration, mobile learning solution design, and metadata strategy development. He has classroom teaching experience across the entire lifespan of students and learners. He currently facilitates strategical planning workshops and presentations on planning and implementing large-scale technologically-based educational platforms for Fortune 500 companies and higher-education organizations around the globe.

David Wiley

Dr. David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He is also the Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge and Founder and board member of the Open High School of Utah. He was formerly Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University. David has been a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Scholar at the Open University of the Netherlands, and a recipient of the US National Science Foundation's CAREER grant. David is also the Founder of and was recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world.

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Submission Date: Sept 30, 2009 Notification of acceptance: Nov 6, 2009
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