Oxford University Press SA Confirmed As Strategic Partner For Education Innovation Summit
Oxford University Press Southern Africa , an educational publisher committed to the growth of South Africa and its people through the provision of excellent educational materials and support, has been confirmed as Strategic Partner for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit .
The Education Innovation Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom , will see education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton , Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016 to discussTransforming Education with Technology.
As a leading educational publisher in South Africa, Oxford shares the mission of Oxford University to bring excellence in education, scholarship and research to people around the world, and are proud to be part of this long tradition. Oxford has more than 2,700 locally-published books in 11 languages, written by close to 1,000 South African authors.
Purpose of the Education Innovation Summit:
At the administrative level, technology can make education systems more efficient by helping teachers and administrators streamline routine tasks and improve assessment and data collection. In the classroom, technology can be a powerful catalyst for pedagogical change, as students use technology to take a more active role in personalising their own education, and teachers take on new roles as facilitators of knowledge rather than knowledge transmitters.
Technology also has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school.
This summit will focus on cutting-edge technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education, with particular focus on the application of these solutions within the African context.
The Format:The format of the summit is interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading academics, CIOs, regulators, NGOs, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.
Topics to be discussed at the Education Innovation Summit include:–
- The Role of Digital Technology in Education
- The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education models
- Developing and implementing Education Policy
- How can technology drive down the cost of university education in Africa?
- Unlocking sustainable finance for education through nontraditional sources
- Best practice: Incorporating innovative tools in teaching and learning
- A vision for the school of tomorrow– Investing in ICT for Education
- Connecting with the next generation of students through mobile and social media
About Oxford University Press South Africa
Oxford University Press Southern Africa is an educational publisher. We are committed to the growth of South Africa and its people through the provision of excellent educational materials and support.We recognize the power of education to uplift and equip individuals and communities to better their lives.
We therefore strive to develop and deliver quality educational materials and support, based on the demands of learners, students, teachers and lecturers in Southern Africa.
We share the mission of Oxford University to bring excellence in education, scholarship and research to people around the world, and are proud to be part of this long tradition.
Oxford is one of the leading educational publishers in South Africa, producing a wide range ofquality curriculum-compliant educational material.
Oxford has more than 2,700 locally-published books in 11 languages, written by close to 1,000 South African authors. We also sell educational books published by other Oxford branches around the world.