THE AGENDA

 

Johannesburg, 9 - 10 October 2019

Schedule

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Oct 909:00
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Digital Leadership: Advancing a culture of innovation

Keynotes
  • Learning to thrive in a dynamic world
  • Evolving the teaching space
  • Building powerful stakeholders in the process of evolving teaching methods
  • Using the Pillars of Digital leadership as a framework to implement sustainable change
  • Practical strategies to enhance and support current professional practices from a digital lens
Dhereshni Moodley, Head of Learning Models, SPARK Schools
Oct 909:20
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Where are we truely at with all this tech

Keynotes
  • Investing in effective solutions: Education’s knight in shining armour
  • Rethinking digital education as an era of new services
  • Digital education: Using connectivity as the driver for an innovative new world
  • The future is now: how digitisation is changing the delivery of education
  • What is coming next?
Elias M Sampa, Curriculum And Academic Programs Director, Australian International School
Oct 909:40
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Debate: Is it the tech, or the miss-use of the tool : changing mindsets

Keynotes
Danai Maramba, Technology Coach, Windhoek international School
Oct 911:00
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21st century learning environments: How this new pedagogy is supporting 21st century skills to prepare students for a globalized workforce

Keynotes
Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director, Regent Business School (Honoris United Universities)
Oct 911:00
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Disrupting to Innovate Change in Edu space

Keynotes
Charlotte D Blignaut, Owner, Emotion In Motion
Oct 911:00
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Enabling teachers: Creating a professional supportive environment to explore digital applications in the classroom

Keynotes
Lyneth Crighton, Head of Innovation and Staff Development, Brescia School
Oct 911:00
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How to become more digitally intelligent

Keynotes
Jessica Wheeler, Founder, PixelKids
Oct 911:00
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Preparing student for jobs that don’t exist

Keynotes
Matthew Hains, Hod Computer Applications Technology, Ict Development Officer, Saheti School
Oct 911:00
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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: when the school should step in

Keynotes
Thomas Adams, IT Administrator, Western Province Preparatory
Oct 911:00
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Shift happens: Are you prepared?

Keynotes
Wendy Sauthoff, Innovation Education Expert, Brescia House School
Oct 911:00
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The role of innovative education in a growing economy?

Keynotes
Lucas Moloi, Chief Executive Officer And President, LESE School of Entrepreneurs & SAIQI
Oct 911:00
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TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED

Keynotes
Reseved for Pearson
Oct 911:00
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What constitutes as a great makerspace?

Keynotes
Andre De Coning, Head Of School, Broadacres Academy
Oct 911:40
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Creating more professional development opportunities

K-12 LEADERS
  • Training teachers to use technology
  • Encouraging in-depth continuous learning and upskilling of teachers
  • Collaborative engagement amongst teachers & acquiring soft skills
Lizl Tanton, It And Tech Hod: Intersen Phase, Blairgowrie Primary School
Oct 911:40
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A step by step guide on how to maximise your apps

K-12 IT
  • Finding the right apps that suit your curriculum
  • Designing your own app vs. using a solution provider
  • Adjusting learning designs to create new experiences while optimizing apps
  • BYOD and connectivity
Ricky Steenkamp, Project Manager - Elearning, Natural Sciences And Technology, Macmillan Education
Oct 911:40
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Delivering on the promise of e-learning

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How to make e-learning more engaging for teachers and learners?
  • Media appropriateness when teaching-one size doesn’t fit all?
  • Adapting interactive software to encourage performance learning
  • Assessment and evaluation of outcomes learnt using online data
Kim Wetzl, Founder, ABC International
Oct 911:40
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A 21st Century model of special education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Using technology as part of an individual support plan in the SIAS document
  • Using technology as part of classroom management
  • Diffrentiation strategies
Dr. Fransli Buckle, Chief Educational Therapist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 911:40
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Gamification for higher education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • What subject areas are gamification techniques principally adopted?
  • Is gamification taken at a theoretical and empirical level?
  • Is there a clear boundary between game-based learning and gamification?
Paula Barnard-Ashton, Efundanathi Manager | Senior Lecturer, University Of Witwatersrand
Oct 911:40
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Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education

VOCATIONAL
  • New pressures and changing expectations
  • Providing students with general development skills to cope more effectively
  • Measures to promote VET to enhance rural development
  • Co-operation between VET institutions
Agnes Rono, Head Research Coordinator, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Oct 912:00
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3D Printing 4.0: Full STEAM ahead!

K-12 IT
  • Teaching using 3D Printers
  • The impact on STEAM
  • Developing new skills for the teacher and student
  • Improved learning methods & stimulating the students
  • Preparing students for their future careers
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 912:00
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Preparing faculty for the next generation learners

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Communication is key: remaining transparent and engaged
  • Putting teacher development at the forefront
  • Investigating into new innovations
Michelle Hoffmann, Teacher, Beaulieu College
Oct 912:00
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Solutions for superhero SENCO's

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • What platforms can assist SENCOs to enhance and enable better learning environment?
  • Budget friendly and easy to use software solutions in the market
  • Allowing the parent to get involved with the systems
  • Giving SENCO’s consistent expert advice and support
Karin Swart, 19 Prinshof Street, Pretoria, Cbd, Prinshof Skool
Oct 912:00
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Investing into the 2027 university today

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Equipping your campus for the future
  • Incorporating 3D tech for various learninggoals
  • Resource up as your facilities change
  • Keeping in mind costs
Paula Barnard-Ashton, Efundanathi Manager | Senior Lecturer, University Of Witwatersrand
Oct 912:00
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From IQ to EQ and now DQ: Foundational skills for thriving in an always-on world

VOCATIONAL
  • Digital Intelligence as a critical skill
  • The 8 facets of Digital Intelligence and the global-standard framework
  • South Africa DQ levels benchmarked against the world
  • Teacher and Parent application in ICT-emergent countries
Jessica Wheeler, Founder, PixelKids
Oct 912:20
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“Future-Ready Leadership”

K-12 LEADERS
  • Are you ready to lead your team in the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • What leadership skills will be required in the workplace of the (near) future?
  • Will you be able to lead your team and organisation to be competitive in the marketplace of the future?
  • How do you develop future-ready leadership skills?
Leon Van Der Westhuizen, Co-Founder, BrainAbility
Oct 912:20
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Making Matters! How the maker movement is transforming education

K-12 IT
  • Flexible learning environment that encompasses tech exploration
  • Creative makerspaces: Fablabs & Hackerspaces
  • Allow educators to integrate makerspaces into their current settings and prepare them to train others
Tiaan Brand, Teacher - Technology And Engineering Graphics And Design, Reddford House
Oct 912:20
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Teacher development for improving quality

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Development vs training
  • Development aligned with teaching philosophy
  • Organisational learning
  • Incorporating technology in the classroom
Andre De Coning, Head Of School, Broadacres Academy
Oct 912:20
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A vision of coding, without opening your eyes

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Tactile edtech products & building blocks to code programs
  • The use of audiofeedback to guide the student’s learning
  • Accessible coding language
Willem Van der Walt, Blind Researcher, Council For Scientific And Industrial Research
Oct 912:20
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How to modernize universities through internationalisation

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Refine strategic partnerships ensuring they remain truly active
  • Setting aside a budget to maintain international partnerships
  • Efforts to enhance and form better communication
  • Planning ahead for successful meet-ups
Mike Thoms, Head Of Institution, Boston Education Group
Oct 913:40
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STEM - embracing the "whole child" approach to learning

K-12 LEADERS
  • Character development: Allowing students to recognise their own brilliance
  • Encourage collaborative learning
  • Constant feedback and encouragement
  • Interwoven content with realistic connections
Marguerite Maher, Dean, The University Of Notre Dame Australia
Oct 913:40
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How to leverage anti-cyberbullying innovation

K-12 IT
  • Implement digital citizenship programs that encourage students to work together
  • The use of digital tools within the context of the curriculum
  • Build a digital resilience or firewall to protect students and faculty
Rianette Liebowitz, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, SaveTNet Cyber Safety NPC
Oct 913:40
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Personalising creative and engaging curriculums using AI, AR and VR

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Breaking learning barriers through tech
  • Enabling learners to achieve their maximum potential
  • Using emergin tech to reshape SEN teaching
George Kandiero, Learning Centre Supervisor, Barachel Christian Academy
Oct 913:40
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Getting smart: taking your campus to 2025 in 2020

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Making your campus smarter and more sustainable
  • Use analytics to get deeper insight into the needs of your campus
  • Provide a better learning experience for students
  • Consider lower operational costs
Rafiat Anokwuru, Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
Oct 913:40
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Future-proofing your accreditation: flexible and adaptable

VOCATIONAL
  • Is it possible?
  • The influence of emerging tech
  • Integrating all platforms to enable a flexiable and adaptable system
Shirley Lloyd, Former: Director:National Qualification Framework Directorate, South African Qualification Authority
Oct 914:00
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Case Study: 5 steps for STEAM learning with Sphero Robotics

K-12 LEADERS
  • Engineering design challenges to successfully integrate Sphero Robotics
  • Exploring endless opportunities for successful STEAM programs
  • How can Sphero robotics convert abstract concepts and apply them to real-life learning
Zaheerah Pochee, Ischoolafrica Facilitator, iSchoolAfrica
Oct 914:00
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Sharing data whilst protecting confidentially

K-12 IT
  • Preventing data breaches – finding the right solution
  • Trusting your staff; while educating them
  • Finding a solution that fits into your budget
Jerome Nicholson, It Support, Randfontein High School
Oct 914:00
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The missing link in Maths achivement using the A.G.E.S model -delving deeper into the neuroscience for effective eLearning

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • A: Attention – creating an engaging curriculum
  • G: Generation – Generate unique content
  • E: Emotion – Using emotions to improve material retention
  • S: Spacing – Learning over space intervals
Petro Erasmus, Lecturer: Psychology, North West University
Oct 914:00
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Cloud computing for education institutions

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • What can cloud tech do for you?
  • Principles to consider when migrating from IT applications to cloud
  • Testing and piloting cloud services prior to full implementation
  • A clear understanding of the benefits to be gained
Grant Penny, Educational Technologist, IIE Varsity College
Oct 914:00
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Turning every School in SA into a Centre of Excellence within five years

VOCATIONAL
  • Training district directors to turn their district offices into centres of excellence
  • Training Circuit Managers to train and empower the principals who report to them to turn their schools into centres of excellence
  • Training SMTs to ensure that every classroom becomes a centre of excellence delivering a culture of effective teaching and effective learning
Alan Whitaker, Chief Executive Officer, The Billion Child Foundation
Oct 914:20
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Coding: using Swift Playgrounds, to integrate coding into various subjects

K-12 LEADERS
  • How to teach computational thinking skills without coding?
  • Setting up a coding club within your school
  • Inspriing learners to be creative thinkers and problem solvers
Oct 914:20
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Gamification: education in action

K-12 IT
  • Video, quizzes and games as learning tools – who would have thought?
  • Game dynamics that unlock engagement and performance
  • Team work: better motivation and collaboration
  • How using games can improve recall and grasping of complex concepts
Dorian Love, Head Of Ict And Cognitive Thinking, Roedean School SA
Oct 914:20
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Managing IT budgets, but still getting that 'wow' factor

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Making your budget work for tech growth
  • Getting value for money when procuring resources
  • Prepare for rising and unforeseen costs
Jeremiah Mubaiwa, National IT Manager, Leapschool
Oct 914:20
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Digital instruction 2.0: The nex-gen SEN tech

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Utilising AR and VR in curriculum development
  • Anywhere, anytime access to cloud content
  • Improve knowledge retention and learner engagement using analytics
Oct 914:20
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Borderless learning for students and teachers

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Educating beyond borders
  • Using mobile for more than just social media
  • Bridging formal and informal learning spaces
  • Learning on the move
Rebecca Pretorius, General Manager, Crimson Education
Oct 914:20
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Rethinking accreditation in the face of new tech

VOCATIONAL
  • The design of accreditation for new Edtech approaches
  • Working towards a world-class international accreditation system
  • Digital tools for continuous improvement
Jordan Seke Mboungou, CRM Officer & CX Specialist, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Oct 914:40
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Making smart learning environments more adaptive

K-12 LEADERS
  • Developing a culture that directly infuses with digital learning
  • Creating a supportive learning structure
  • Assessment strategies that drive and measure learning
  • Implementing interactive games and activities
Gillian Gouws, Edtech Coach, St Stithians
Oct 914:40
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Case Study: Think Digital College: Evaluating the digital Classroom

K-12 IT
  • Ensuring your e-learning strategy is engaging and effective
  • Addressing learner’s special needs
  • Providing an affordable, personalised, flexible learning solution
  • Maintaining a high standard of education
  • Advantages of virtual learning for primary and secondary learners
Janessa Leita, Owner, Think Digital College
Oct 914:40
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Case study: Technology empowering teachers and learners in rural South African secondary schools

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Models for enabling teachers
  • Impact on learner achievement
  • Findings from current research in KZN
  • How can teachers in remote schools stay abreast of new tech developments?
Marguerite Maher, Dean, The University Of Notre Dame Australia
Oct 914:40
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What’s the story? EduTech in Tunisia and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures
Jihen Berrached, Education Specialist, Ministry of Education
Oct 914:40
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Shaping creative business minds for the 4th industrial revolution

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Anticipating what the world is going to look like in the 4th Industrialization
  • Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist
  • Less pressure to earn an income
  • Education needs to lean towards skills and development, not grades
Drik Greeff, Ces - Elearning, Eastern Cape Department of Education
Oct 914:40
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VET: leading the way to 22nd centrury education

VOCATIONAL
  • Cultivating the habits that reinforce skills in vocational education
  • What does the future of VET look like?
  • Lessons learnt from success stories
Oct 915:00
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Learning design principles in the fourth industrial revolution

K-12 LEADERS
  • Why learning design?
  • Key drivers for learning design
  • Creation of multimedia artefacts
  • Improved learning design practices and its promises
Ra'ees Khan, Educational Technology Specialist, Champions Blvd Enterprises
Oct 915:00
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Taking personalised learning digital: adapting to 2025 teaching methods

K-12 IT
  • Creating personalised learning by the results you get from your learners work
  • Using Google tools such as Forms and Sheets
  • How to use these tools to enhance teaching and save time
  • Create Markbooks that provide you with real-time information
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 915:00
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Taking your classroom tech to the 22nd century on a budget

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Is the curriculum planned for future tech innovations?
  • Implementing the correct software that will have a positive impact on students
  • Investing in hardware and soft ware for long-term
Oliver Dick, Blended Learning Support, SPARK Schools
Oct 915:00
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What’s the story? EduTech in Ghana and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators an¬d new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision Successes, failures
Oct 915:00
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The role technology plays in college and career guidance

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Understanding software used to enhance career guidance for students
  • Protecting the privacy of the student’s career profile
  • Integrating student profile and skills with those needed by businesses and companies
Oct 915:00
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The impact of digital tech in vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • Putting the students first when introducing new tech
  • Maintance and management
  • Incorporating tech to emphasize real world situations
  • How sustainable are these tech innovations in VET
Emmanuel Gamor, Researcher, Wits University
Oct 915:20
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Introducing blended learning experiences to core subjects

K-12 LEADERS
  • Reasons to ditch the traditional learning space
  • Reclaim your walls as learning surfaces
  • Station rotation model for blended learning
  • Focusing on the students experience of learning
Oct 915:20
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Digital project based learning: tools to encourage student collaboration

K-12 IT
  • The role of the teacher and facaulty
  • Practical digital tools to successfully implement PBL
  • Possible pitfalls of implementing PBL
Delia Kench, Head Of Academic Innovation And It, St Benedicts College
Oct 915:20
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Integrating cost effective AR software into your classroom

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Investing in the right hardware and software
  • Training staff to utilise AR tech correctly
  • Successful case studies and solutions
Tim Attwell, Technology Integrator, Hillcrest High School
Oct 915:20
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What’s the story? EduTech in Nigeria and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators an¬d new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision Successes, failures
Isioma Utomi, Executive Director, Centre for Value in Leadership
Oct 915:20
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Using app development to connect students to jobs of the future

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Utilising apps to enable efficient students
  • Engaging, interactive and easy to use apps
  • Finding tech tools that suit the students needs
  • Mobile and apps to drive opportunities of employment
Hayden Brown, Big History Teacher And Education Consultant, Department of Education Western Australia
Oct 915:20
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Putting relevancy first: the impact of robotics in a changing industry

VOCATIONAL
  • The quality of tech and how to keep up
  • Taking robotics further than mainstream
  • Robotics vs free apps
  • New methods of delivery
  • Learning strategies and how to implement robotics into an everyday classroom
Noluvuyo Mpekelana, Founder And Managing Director, CodeNgwana
Oct 916:20
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Panel: The effectiveness of e-Learning: Technology and Education working together

Keynotes
  • The future of EduTech strategies in South Africa
  • The most suitable technology, keeping in mind investments and costs
  • Integrating e-Learning techniques into existing systems
  • Taking a deeper look into the role of the teacher
  • How will this impact actual 21st century skills in South Africa: Successful case studies
Kiveshnie Naidoo, Academic Programme Director, MANCOSA (Honoris United Universities)
Hintsa Mhlane, Director, Kwazulu-Natal Department of Education
Thami Nkabinde, E-learning Specialist, Kwazulu-Natal Department of Education
Drik Greeff, Ces - Elearning, Eastern Cape Department of Education
Dr. Fransli Buckle, Chief Educational Therapist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 917:00
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Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

Keynotes
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS

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Oct 1009:00
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Scaling quality Education: E-learning experts share the secret

Keynotes
  • How students, technology enabled, form a community to learn from each other
  • Creative solutions to enhance teaching online - making it interactive and getting students inspired.
  • The magic of accessing affordable education in a place of your choosing with a global online platform endless in possibilities - welcome to reality and the future of education
Oct 1009:20
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Unleash creativity and opportunity – revolutionizing computer science

Keynotes
  • Computer science is bigger and broader than just coding and digital skills
  • How this new academic subject has become the foundation for all careers
  • New world CS: creativity and hard skills combined
Hadi Partovi, Chief Executive Officer, Code.org
Oct 1009:40
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The Big History Project - Giving students more of what students want and love in education!

Keynotes
  • What it takes to understand students’ personal needs, abilities and goals
  • A closer look at how the traditional school setting is changing
  • Creating customized content for the student
  • Investing in personalized learning and teaching the teacher to tailor material
  • Big History, global education community - unleash and empower, connected students
Hayden Brown, Big History Teacher And Education Consultant, Department of Education Western Australia
Oct 1011:20
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Assessments 4.0: New mindframe, new directions

K-12 LEADERS
  • Teaching through dialogue and not monologue
  • Developing positive relationships with the student
  • Understanding the impact of your teaching
  • Accepting teaching feedback and interpreting feedback to students
Jacques Vosloo, Head Of Department, Merensky High School
Oct 1011:20
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Using Immersive Technologies like VR and AR to enhance learning:

K-12 IT
  • What are immersive technologies?
  • How is xR being used in the world?
  • Pros and Cons of VR and AR In Education
Chanille Viviers, Head: Edutech Centre, Steyn City School
Oct 1011:20
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Top tops on how to implement low cost schooling partnerships

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Collaboration: Pro or con?
  • Making sure you know what you need to know
  • The value of feedback throughout the implementation process
Ebenezer Malcalm, Dean, Ghana University College
Oct 1011:20
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Effecting Change in Classroom Practice

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Maximising pedagogical strategies for digital learning
  • Can our curriculum be a lived learning experience
  • Integrating digital technologies in engaging and collaborative ways
Omashani Naidoo, Operations Manager, SchoolNet Sa
Oct 1011:20
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11:20 – 12:20 Panel discussion: The legal implication of social media and digital media for children in schools

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Are “Educational” Apps and e-Books Really Educational?
  • How to Address Technology Related Ethical Issues
  • Smart contracts, digital jurisdictions, data protection and blockchain – implications for schools
  • The death of technology leadership coverage
  • Social media access in K-12: intractable policy controversies in an evolving world
  • How to address the increase in health and social risks associated with technology addiction, cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation in schools?
Terry Behan, Design Executive And Social Entrepreneur, Ayara
Marlena Kruger, CEO & Founder, TechnoLife Wise Foundation
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS
Charlotte D Blignaut, Owner, Emotion In Motion
Colin Northmore, Principal, Abbotts College
Shirley Lloyd, Former: Director:National Qualification Framework Directorate, South African Qualification Authority
Rianette Liebowitz, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, SaveTNet Cyber Safety NPC
Oct 1011:20
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Qualified (Wo)ManPower: taking VET to the next phase

VOCATIONAL
● Recognising VET qualifications to allow for easier integration into the workplace● Investment gap: underfinancing of VET in developing countries● Finding innovation in VET● Creating a new apprenticeship system
Llewellyn Scholtz, Executive Director, G-CITI Campus (I-CAN Centre)
Oct 1011:40
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Mastering the implementation of online assessments

K-12 LEADERS
● Safety first: getting your security right● Find the ideal online testing method● Personalizing your online assessments for individual results● Investing to stay ahead of industry standards and practices
Oct 1011:40
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Case Study: Within the classroom and beyond: using Edmodo to unlock tech barriers

K-12 IT
  • Integrating Edmodo in blended lessons
  • Differentiating lessons using tech
  • Using tech to promote collaboration learning among learners
  • Overcoming connectivity issues in and outside of the classroom
Christopher Chibangu, Head Of Mathematics, Chengelo School
Oct 1011:40
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Inter-school collaboration and partnerships

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
●Starting with the teachers:is collaboration the way forward?●Working with other schools to provide learners with more opportunities●What works for the students?●Improving the school community
David Fu, Chief Operating Officer, Streetlight Schools
Oct 1011:40
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It’s not all fun and games: Challenging traditional teaching methods

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS


● Enabling learners to make predictions and logical inferences● Promoting imagination and creativity● Equipping the 21st century learner with futuristic skills● Balancing act: online vs. offline play● Encouraging a “sense of self”
Carla Greenland, Principal, Cornwall Hill College
Oct 1011:40
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Formative assessment solutions

VOCATIONAL
●Using pre-assessment as a guide for the student●Using formative assessment as a guide for learners●Using formative assessment as part of making learning fun
El-Marie Mostert, Education Consultant And E-Learning Project Manager, University of Pretoria
Oct 1012:00
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Thinking ahead: current and future digital tools to measure learning outcomes

K-12 LEADERS
●Reimaging the role of technology●Using data to support teaching and learning techniques●Putting the student at the forefront: Providing real-time feedback
Steve Tudhope, Director Of Learning Technology, St Peter's College
Oct 1012:00
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Cyber threats are real, even in the education industry – the do’s and don’t’s

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • What does the landscape look like today and how will it evolve in future
  • Who are the critical stakeholders and do they know their roles
  • What does this mean for the student : Digital Native vs the Digital illiterate
  • New opportunities presented and key learning
  • Our call to action : 3 critical outcomes needed
Oct 1012:00
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Skills beyond school with VET

VOCATIONAL
●The importance of developing non-academic skills for employability●Preparing students to learn from real-world experiences●Closing the gap: improving school-to-work transition●Students must come to the party
Gabriel Konayuma, Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer, Ministry of Higher Education
Oct 1014:20
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What’s the story? EduTech in Namibia and how this is transforming learning and education

K-12 LEADERS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Danai Maramba, Technology Coach, Windhoek international School
Oct 1014:20
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Implementing effective IT operations in the classroom

K-12 IT
  • What to look for to create a unique IT stategy?
  • Keeping your teachers and students in mind
  • Keeping up to date with seamless IT operations
  • Allowing for future growth and investment
Pam Macmillan, Edtech Coach, St Stithians Boy's College
Oct 1014:20
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Overcoming funding challenges for low cost school expansion

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Understanding and monitoring cost determining factors
  • Be prepared for the unexpected
  • Investments and partnerships: the right partner
  • Have rigorous risk and contingency planning in place
Oct 1014:20
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Intervention plan: Improving school environments to support SEN students and teachers

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Providing early intervention for quality education
  • Implementing the right motivation for students to thrive
  • Exploring the role of the parent
  • Building a strong foundation for the future
Annah Gumbi, Ecd Play Group Team Leader, Children's Book Author & Book Reading Activist, Cotlands
Oct 1014:20
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“Beyond Assessments and Evaluations: understanding why intelligent learners fail.”

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Understanding cognitive brain functions and their role in the learning process
  • Understanding how the brain processes, stores and recalls information
  • Understanding the 2E (twice-exceptional) phenomenon (intelligence vs academic outcomes)
Dalena Van Der Westhuizen, Co-Founder, BrainAbility
Oct 1014:20
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Supporting effective career choices using tech

VOCATIONAL
  • Challenges that the students face daily and how to overcome them
  • Equipping students with the right skills – keeping in mind future jobs
  • Invest into skills training
Johann Ackerman, Senior Educator, Unity College
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Zambia and how this is transforming learning and education

K-12 LEADERS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Christopher Chibangu, Head Of Mathematics, Chengelo School
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Getting your I.T right: enhancing academic activity

K-12 IT
  • Keeping up to date with new IT operational systems
  • What constitutes the effective use of ICT
  • Identifying the right tools to automate processes
  • Keeping costs down; while still enabling productivity
Duan Van Der Westhuizen, Professor - Learning Technologies, University of Johannesburg
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

The ulimate 3 in 1 Combo: Affordability, quality and profitability

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Creating the ideall synergy: adapting to system change and implementing cost-effective tech
  • Investing and training faculty
    • What can you offer that others cant?
Paul Hobden, COO, Digital Frontiers Institute
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Cultivating a culture of parental involvement

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Enforcing a home and school connection
  • How can teachers prepare and create parental involvement opportunities
  • Social networks as a key support structure
Jena Mukina, Group Chief Executive Officer, Little Ashford Preschool Group
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Getting your faculty to identify new assessment and evaluation tools

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Training and educating the teachers
  • Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight
  • Using cloud base tools , AR, VR and AI
  • Assessing learning outcomes quicker and supporting students where necessary
Douglas Owino, Head Of Careers, Greensteds International School
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Fighting poverty by training with a future ready skills set

VOCATIONAL
  • Identiying what skills need to be trained: keeping in mind the 3R’s
  • Developing rural skills through vocational school
  • Training skills through informal settings
  • Promoting entrepreneurial learning
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Zimbabwe and how this is transforming learning and education

K-12 LEADERS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Charlotte D Blignaut, Owner, Emotion In Motion
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

To BYOC and beyond: Levaraging your cloud to its full potential

K-12 IT
  • Utilizing the cloud and virtualization tech to deliver unique content
  • Leveraging cloud and mobile to enable students
  • Easy maintenance for the cloud infrastructure
  • Getting more for less: keeping costs down
Michal Cerny, Lecturer, Masaryk University
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Spark Schools: Adapting at the speed of scale

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How to build a network of schools
  • Creating a low-cost-effective private school
  • Developing an internationally competing education model
  • Importance of turning your school into a business
Jocelyn Logan-Friend, Regional Manager, SPARK Schools
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Moving forward: Planning for future SENCO’s

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Avoiding surpise demands: creating a timeline
  • Keeping your systems simple, easy-to-use and friendly
  • Pace yourself so that you can lead with care
  • Keeping the parents involved and engaged
Kuvendri Moodley, Therapy Hod: Senior Speech Therapist and Audiologist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

An evaluation of the current state of Technology-based assessment:

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • The application and adoption of technology-based assessment in contemporary Higher Education settings
  • Challenges relating to the implementation of technology-based assessment in developing countries
  • Current international best-practices in technology-based assessment
  • Assessment authenticity and integrity in a technology-based learning environment
Mario Landman, Dean, The Da Vinci Institute
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

New approaches to poverty reduction

VOCATIONAL
  • Skills development strategies that benefit households and communities
  • Contributing to social and economic integration
  • Courses focused on linking skills development and reducing poverty
Walter Matli, Ict In Researcher And Lecturer, Vaal University of Technology
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Future focused: being smart with your ICT planning

K-12 IT
  • Thinking long-term: a sustainable digital strategy to improve delivery methods, tools and productivity
  • Implementing efficiency and cost effective approaches
  • Importance of planning ahead
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Massive open online courses: the new backbone of edtech

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Where we are vs. where we are heading
  • Managing open platforms and learning on the go
  • Integrating MOOC into the education system
  • How sustainable are MOOCs?
  • Credibility: making online courses more attractive to potential employers
Michal Cerny, Lecturer, Masaryk University
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

A fit and friendly curriculum for our futuristic kids

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Creating a curriculum where students can reach their true potential
  • Building a curriculum that is inclusive of all students
  • Encouraging the integration of social and emotional learning
Michele Botha, Assessment Specialist, IEB
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Kenya and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures
Agnes Rono, Head Research Coordinator, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Prioritizing top quality management

VOCATIONAL
  • Keeping your final goal in mind
  • Selecting the right people to lead the direction of the organisation
  • Identifying customer groups and their needs
  • Staying alert to continuous learning and innovations
Elias M Sampa, Curriculum And Academic Programs Director, Australian International School
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Upscaling ICT systems in schools – but keeping the future in mind

K-12 IT
  • Integrating and implementing new tech whitout breaking the bank
  • Having access to support and resources but still understanding your tech
  • Getting the entire school ecosystem to embrace tech
  • Focusing on your digital drive
Jason Fisher, Teacher, Randfontein High School
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Changing the game: integrating new business models using tech

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Embracing digital transformation
  • Expanding into new industries and markets using tech
  • Universal digitization through connections
Ariel Sumeruk, Owner, Conversion Science
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Amending the curriculum to prepare learners for the fourth industrial revolution

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Ammending the curriculum to address future skills deficit
  • Getting the basics right
  • Acquiring soft skills to deliver a better learning environment
Chris-Mari Le Hanie, Head Of Institutional Office, AROS
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Ethiopia and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Marcelo Cabrol, Manager - Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

The key to digital transformation while maintaining quality

VOCATIONAL
  • Things to avoid when implementing digital transformation
  • Effective management and training through digital transformation
  • Impact of digital change in vocational education
Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director, MANCOSA (Honoris United Universities)
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

The importance of self-directed play in child’s learning and development

K-12 LEADERS
  • Self-reliant learning and encouraging curiosity and experimentation
  • Teachers paving a way for the student to think and use their imagination
  • Ability to process emotions and develop
Getrude Mabeza, Play Project Manager, Cotlands
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Case Study: Looking ahead: vectorizing video-on-demand for MOOC’s

K-12 IT
  • Keeping in mind costs and internet speed
  • Reaching any and everyone on a mobile device
  • Delivery of massive content in an instructional format
Louise Van Biljon, Director, Khalri LTD (Pty)
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Strategies for sustainable business model

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Ensure delivery of value for stakeholders and the school
  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Increase value and reduce resources
  • Looking into the long term sustainability
Mohamed Sheik, ICS - Howard College, University of KwaZulu Natal
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

How to select the right teaching strategy for your ECD classroom

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Finding the right technology that supports your curriculum
  • Looking for user-friendly tech to promote classroom and tech collaboration
  • Tracking progress and overcoming tech barriers
Jena Mukina, Group Chief Executive Officer, Little Ashford Preschool Group
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Uganda and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Ronald Ddungu, Education Expert, Uganda Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Sports
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Aiming for top of the range quality management systems

VOCATIONAL
  • Knowledge and admin focus
  • High quality outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Borrowing from the best and localizing solutions
  • Building a plan that achieves regional and global recognition
Lucas Moloi, Chief Executive Officer And President, LESE School of Entrepreneurs & SAIQI
last published: 23/Sep/19 12:35 GMT
 

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