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CCNMTL Attends the eLearning Africa Conference

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Over 1,700 participants from over 90 countries convened at the 6th eLearning Africa conference, including Ryan Kelsey, associate director of education and research at CCNMTL. Kelsey participated in two sessions at the conference hosted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in late May. His trip was sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Kelsey participated in a workshop led by the University of Cape Town's Centre for Educational Technology on steps toward building an online network of educational technology professionals and researchers across African universities. Over 50 people participated from all over sub-Saharan Africa identifying the objectives of the network, how it would be governed, and who would be allowed to participate, among other topics. CCNMTL is hopeful that our participation will lead to funding proposals where the Center can both serve as a resource for African universities seeking to enhance their educational technology capabilities and share many of the tools CCNMTL has developed over the years.

Kelsey also participated in a series of presentations on HIV-related education projects that make use of new media technologies. He presented Masivukeni, the only project presented that focused on the importance of continuing to improve antiretroviral treatment adherence (see picture below). The audience of approximately 50 people were very interested in its potential for replication in other locales as well as CCNMTL's participatory design process.

Kelsey at eLearning Africa Conference