The core reason behind any gathering of educational professionals is the development of students characters and minds. Creating 21st Century systems which can engage the interest of students and hold their attention is one of the most challenging aspects of education. Toon Boom Animation‘s CEO Joan Vogelesang is set to speak at eLearning Africa – the 8th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training on this very subject; Engaging Students with Digital Media.
eLearning Africa takes place on May 29-31, 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia, find out more info here.
The success which Toon Boom has had in adapting the animation industry standard technology to fit into an educational curriculum without changing the teachers current pedagogic direction is remarkable. Student achievement in the schools where this curriculum and educational software is deployed has been dramatically improved, in some cases increasing by 15%.
The plenary session at which Ms. Vogelesang will speak has the theme of How Digital Media Inspires Learner – Centred Learning whose purpose is to “inspire you to integrate video, podcasts and digital animation into your classroom activities. It shows how teachers have inspired learners to design and produce their own videos and digital media for learning with positive outcomes.”