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Upcoming Regional Colloquy:
Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa

Overview

On behalf of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), we want to warmly welcome you to the first IELOL Global Regional Colloquy, Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa. This blended event will convene 200+ digital learning leaders in ideation, collaboration, and networking around opportunities to advance access to education through distance education. Featuring keynotes and speakers from KNUST and other thought leaders from West Africa, the program will focus on sharing effective practices for ensuring student success in online learning environments. Educators from all parts of the world interested in learning more about institutional transformation through online, blended, and digital learning are invited to attend this prestigious event which has been made possible through a gift of the United States Government and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

When: July 19-22, 2022

Where: Online

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
A free informational webinar that shares insights into the event experience was held for interested event participants on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10am EDT/3pm GMT.

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Registration and Pricing

While this event is being held online to increase access, participants are encouraged to attend in groups from their institution, bringing together different stakeholders in engaging in experiential work promoting strategic initiatives at their own institutions. Participants attending in groups will be provided with a facilitator guide that they can use to hold watch parties and customize the professional development experience to their specific needs. Additionally, all participants will receive access to recordings of the event for a year past the event.

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Ticket Types and Pricing

Discounted Group and Early Bird Registration
This discounted ticket type was created to encourage institutions to register participants as a group, and is available through May 25, 2022.
$125 USD
IELOL Alumni Registration
This discounted rate is available to alumni of any past cohort of IELOL or IELOL Global through the close of registration on July 15, 2022.
$125 USD
General Registration
This rate will begin on May 26, 2022 and run through the close of registration on July 15, 2022.
$175* USD

* A limited number of discounted scholarship registrations are available to those in need of financial support. Please complete this form to inquire about a discounted registration. 

 

All ticket types include the following:

  • All learning activities & program materials, including access to online instructional components facilitated by IELOL Global faculty, guest facilitators, and alumni
  • Access to the recordings from the colloquy for a year past the event

 

Sponsors

Our sponsors have always served as partners dedicated to the power and impact of online education, and who model these engagement practices in their work and in their outreach. We are excited to collaborate with (and therein feature) industry partners who are committed to contributing to sustained change work and community building at a global scale. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, including our formal prospectus for sponsoring both the IELOL Global Core Program and Regional Colloquies, please reach out to Brenda Weiss-Pesta at brenda.pesta@onlinelearning-c.org.

This event is a Gift of the United States Government and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. With the sponsorship of the U.S. Embassy Accra and the support of OLC, TIEC and KNUST have collaboratively worked to elevate KNUST in their quest to become a Center of Excellence in online teaching and learning.

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Contact for Support

For Questions Regarding the IELOL Global Regional Colloquy and Registration Process:

Madeline Shellgren
Director, Online Engagement & IELOL Global Program Director
Email: madeline.shellgren@onlinelearning-c.org

For Technical Questions:

OLC Customer Service
Phone: 617-716-1414
Email: customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org

 

Program Overview

Welcome, KNUST is proud to partner with TIEC and the OLC to offer the first Regional Colloquy in West Africa, Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa. Leveraging the work completed over the past year and inspired by the collective global needs in the field of online instruction, this colloquy will train and empower educational leaders to:

  • broadly address access to education;
  • design more diverse, inclusive, and equitable digital learning environments;
  • develop sustainable infrastructure for educator training; and 
  • support local digital transformation on a global scale.

With the sponsorship of the U.S. Embassy Accra and the support of OLC, TIEC and KNUST have collaboratively worked to elevate KNUST in their quest to become a Center of Excellence in online teaching and learning. 

This Regional Colloquy responds to the Integrated Country Strategy by promoting opportunity and development, investing in people through improving learning outcomes (Mission Objective 2.2). Activities contribute to the AU’s 2063 vision of “well educated citizens and skills revolution underpinned by science, technology and innovation” and Ghana’s strategic vision and constitutional requirement of providing free, compulsory universal basic and tertiary education. Finally, it directly aligns with SDG#4, ensuring inclusive quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities. Enhanced by broad support from the KNUST Council and the Chancellor and King of Ashanti, this collaboration elaborates a shared vision for establishing KNUST as a Center of Excellence in Ghana and West Africa. 

Program highlights include:

  • Synchronous and asynchronous programming
  • Designed to accommodate team-based facilitated group work
  • Virtual experience that flexibly accommodates a global audience
  • Engage with best practices and innovative models
  • Locally situating change work within Ghana and the West African Regions
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnership
  • Learning from the stories and action steps of leaders from the region – as a means to better support and operationalize change work within other regions of the world
  • Through registering, you gain access to a growing community of practice dedicated to collaborative global change efforts. 
  • Access to recordings, event materials, event-generated assets

 

Schedule at a Glance

*All times are in Greenwich Mean Time, followed by Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Day 1 — Creating a Strategic Roadmap for Digital Transformation

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Day 2 — Identifying Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Access to Education Through Digital Learning

Thursday, 21 July 2022

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Day 3 — Operationalizing Digital Learning Strategy at all Levels of the Institution

Friday, 22 July 2022

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Day 4 — Fostering Strategic Partnerships to Increase the Impact of Digital Learning