One of the world’s leading pioneers in research into ICT for Education will be a keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa. Professor Sugata Mitra of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom achieved worldwide fame with his “hole in the wall” experiment, which showed how children use technology to teach themselves. The experiments were the basis for the film “Slumdog Millionaire”. Professor Mitra, who is a charismatic and entertaining speaker, will be joined at this year’s eLearning Africa by leading visionaries and achievers.
One such individual is Dorcus Muthoni, a Nairobi-based computer scientist and Chief Executive Officer of Openworld, an e-Government and Business Technology Solutions firm. She is also the founder of the AfChix network which provides mentorship for young women and career support for those already established in the computing field.