e-Skills Conference 2014

Nov 17 - 21 2014, Cape Town, South Africa  • COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE

Conference Details

Conference Chairs Kevin Johnston and Elsje Scott of the University of Cape Town welcome you and invite you to attend the e-Skills Conference.

The e-Skills conference addresses issues of interest to people promoting e-literacy and in developing and supporting e-skills (ICT skills) at all levels of life and work. The focus of the conference is the strategic and efficient use of modern ICT devices and applications as well as the related knowledge, skills, competences, teaching, learning and inventiveness of the workforce and citizens.

The conference welcomes all approaches and methodologies so long as the paper promotes academic discourse.  It is particularly interested in papers that go beyond academia to engage with business, government, education and society. Conferences offered by the Informing Science Institute (ISI) are known to promote innovation and transdisciplinary approaches to problem solving and interventions. We particularly welcome case studies that explore the complex approaches to real life situations in government service delivery, business, education and societal interventions.

What's an e-SkillsWe are looking for contributions that provide insights for improving effective appropriation of modern ICT devices and applications into service delivery, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, and education. While opinion pieces are acceptable, we particularly stress the importance of evidence-based research. 

We are most interested in learning about approaches that work.  With high levels of unemployment and increasing inequality in many countries, there is a new focus on programs that are geared toward improving the workers’ abilities to function effectively with modern ICT, improving the employability of job seekers, increasing workplace efficiency and productivity, and enhancing personal, family and community functionality. 

InterAct: The e-Skills Conference and the 3rd South African e-Skills Summit provide opportunities for a flow of ideas and experiences among the academic community, policy-makers, implementers, service deliverers, creators of learning environments and other community interventions and activities.  Meetings and activities planned for the two days preceding the Conference and Summit (17-18 November) provide opportunities for specific leadership groups to meet and undertake visits to program sites in the Cape Town environment.

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