Keynote presenters in e/merge 2012 include:

Professor Victor Mbarika

 Professor Victor Mbarika    Executive Director, International Center for IT and Development, Southern University A Good Farmer Should Not Complain of His/Her Tools:  Using A Hybrid E-Learning Approach at The ICT University to Reach Thousands in Developing Nations   The common complaint among academicians in both the economically developed and developing nations is the lack of “enough …

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Nnenna Nwakanma

 Nnenna Nwakanma Information and Communication Consultant From Kilimanjaro to the Rift  Valley: A sneak view of openness in education through an African’s eyes. In an overview of past, current and possible future trends in openness in education, Nnenna will look at the dynamic shifts that is rocking the African continent.. from its highest point of Kilimanjaro in …

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Professor David Theo Goldberg

Professor David Theo Goldberg  Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute Networking Knowledge: Globalizing Connected Learning In this talk I reflect on the recent shifts — conceptual and contextual, technological and pragmatic — from a more traditional conception of “analogic knowledge-making” and learning to a conception of knowledge made and learned in and …

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Professor Laura Czerniewicz

 Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz   Director of Open UCT, University of Cape Town Open Scholarship and what it means for African Universities The scholarly research and teaching landscape is being fundamentally changed by technological affordances, open practices and the rise of Web 2.0 scholarship. Scholarly content and communication are changing, as summarised in this bird’s eye view …

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Professor Yacine Atif

Associate Professor Yacine Atif   College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University Instructional design patterns in a conversational learning model   Formal instruction still occurs predominantly in a classroom environment, despite the rapid progress in on-line learning. We present a learning model labeled “conversational learning” that supports learning through conversations, not in isolation. We view a …

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