eLearning Africa's theme for 2013 was 'Tradition, Change and Innovation' - this links very well with ICDL Africa's activities for the year ahead with the launch of 'New ICDL' into the African market, across all territories. Framed by the concept of lifelong learning, candidates can become certified in new modules, build their unique 'ICDL Profile', or choose a fixed-module profile similar to before. 'New ICDL' is about flexibility, customisation and a commitment to digital skills for life.
With this in mind the ICDL Africa team headed to Windhoek, Namibia last week to introduce 'New ICDL' to the largest gathering of ICT professionals and stakeholders in Africa. With a stand in the exhibition hall as well as a large team from ICDL Africa at hand to speak with delegates there were lots of opportunities to spread the word about ICDL in Africa.
Additionally the wide range of seminars, workshops, debates and discussions at the conference highlighted the central role that digital skills are playing in the growth and success of African countries. Topics ranging from ICT teacher training in Namibia, to Flipped Classrooms in Zimbabwe to ICT in Agriculture were discussed.
ICDL Africa were delighted to attend the conference, to learn from and engage with key stakeholders in Africa as well as update delegates on our activities across Africa. Photos from the event can be view on our Flickr. Looking forward to Uganda in 2014!