On Friday 31st May, the last day of eLearning Africa we reconvened as a group of seventeen including three eLearning Africa delegates who hadn’t yet heard of e/merge Africa and joined us out of curiosity. Many of the participants in the truncated launch meeting had already gone home or were committed to other meetings so it was good to have a group were able to continue and deepen the conversation.
We discussed the three questions about attitudes and experiences, skills required for elearning, and suggested topics for e/merge Africa activities. It was interesting to see clear clusterings of technology and pedagogically oriented skills and topics and the need to design entry level activities in relation to various technologies. Perhaps there could be a series of “how to” workshops. Underlying everything there was a question about developing African perspectives in elearning.