Posted by: Richard Schwier | February 29, 2012

NMC webinar: Developing STEM Learning through Technology in Africa

From Samantha Adams at NMC:
The New Media Consortium is hosting a free webinar tomorrow, March 1 at 9 am Central US time that you may find very interesting.
RSVP for the live event on the official Facebook event page. (Don’t have Facebook? No problem. We just like to get an idea of the headcount and facilitate Facebook discussions beforehand).
***The webinar will take place in our virtual room: http://nmc.adobeconnect.com/connect-nmc.**
The webinar is part of the HP Catalyst Thought Leader webinar series, which features major innovators and experts in education sharing their experiences and best practices. This particular webinar coming up is called “Developing STEM Learning through Technology in Africa,” and it is featuring Shafika Isaacs, a founding Executive Director of Schoolnet Africa ….among many other titles and roles!
In this live event, Shafika will reflect on the particular challenges, opportunities, and successes of using ICT to develop STEM learning in a range of African contexts and what we all might learn from those experiences. Though the projects she works on primarily are in Africa, they are scalable to countries and regions across the globe. They’ll give you a lot to think about and inspire some action!
We’re fortunate enough to have her join us for this webinar to hear her reflections on how she has helped to improve STEM education and sustain high quality learning experiences and accessibility. She will be discussing many successful projects, including the Nokia Mobile Mathematics Project in South Africa and the Bridge-IT project in Tanzania. You’ll be able to pick up tips and best practices to launch similar initiatives at your own institutions.
Learn more about Shafika and her work here.
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Samantha Adams
Director of Communications


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