e-Skills Summit 2010 Agenda

Updated: 2010-07-25 02:46:55.373

Disclaimer: This is the Advance Programme.

Day 1: 26 July 2010

08:30
Registration for Research Colloquium & eSkills Summit
09:00
09:00
Plenary Session 1a: Research Colloquium Keynote Addresses
Ms Mamodupi Mohlala, Director-General, Department of Communications

Prof. Phinda Songca, Executive Dean, Walter Sisulu University & Chair of ResNes Working Group

Adama Samassekou, Président du CIPSH, Mali

Prof. Bruce Muirhead, Eidos Institute Ltd, Australia

09:45
09:45
Session 2a: Research Colloquium – Track A Paper Session 1
Chair: Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Computer Literacy: Insufficient for Digital Age Literacy Learners
Presenter: Ronald Beyers, Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa, South Africa
Authors: Ronald Noel Beyers, Nicoli Amanda Koorbanally

Applying Living Lab Methodology to Enhance Skills in Innovation
Presenter: Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Authors: Marlien Herselman, Mario Marais, Mmamakanye Pitse-Boshomane

The Problems Experienced within the e-Skills Value Chain in South Africa
Presenter: Andre Calitz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Authors: Andre Calitz, Jean Greyling, Margaret Cullen

EDUEGYPT: The Egyptian National Initiative for Human Capital Development
Presenter: Heba Saleh, Information Technology Institute, Egypt
Authors: Heba Saleh

The Seven Competencies for Highly Effective Entity Resource Planning (ERP) Professionals
Presenter: Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Authors: Brenda Scholtz, Andre Calitz, Charmain Cilliers

09:45
Session 2b: Research Colloquium – Track B Paper Session 1
Chair: Theo Andrew, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
A Study on the State of ICT at Higher Education Institutions
Presenter: Edward Mbili, SAFIPA-Meraka, South Africa
Authors: Edward Mbili, Ashraf Patel

e-Skills: Beyond the Haves and Have-nots
Presenter: Marco Pretorius, Cape Gateway, South Africa
Authors: Marco Pretorius, Judy van Biljon

Enhancing Social Cohesion through e-Literacy
Presenter: Zoran Mitrovic, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors: Zoran Mitrovic

Positioning e-Skills within an Organisation: Policy Making Implications
Presenter: Zoran Mitrovic, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors: Zoran Mitrovic

11:15
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:30
11:30
Session 3a: Research Colloquium – Track A Paper Session 2
Chair: Cecille Marsh, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Redefining Success – The “C” Skills for Learning, Work and Life in Our Times
Presenter: Jane Richardson, Oracle Education Foundation, United Kingdom
Authors: Jane Richardson

eLearning Change Management and Communication Strategies within a HEI in a Developing Country: Institutional Organisational Cultural Change at the University of the Western Cape
Presenter: Okasute Akwega Kasuto, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors: Juliet Stoltenkamp, Okasute Kasuto

Empowerment Through eSkills: Findings from a Project in Remote Aboriginal Communities Transferable to South Africa
Presenter: Marguerite Maher, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Authors: Marguerite Maher

Rolling-Out Podcasting to the Masses: A Case Study of the University of the Western Cape
Presenter: Yoliswa Khumalo, University of the Western Cape , South Africa
Authors: Juliet Stoltenkamp, Yoliswa Khumalo, Carolynne Kies

E-skills for life-long learning: Case study of Harare Polytechnic
Presenter: Collence Chisita, Harare Poytechnic, Zimbabwe
Authors: COLLENCE TAKAINGENHAMO CHISITA

11:30
Session 3b: Research Colloquium – Track B Paper Session 2
Chair: Derek Keats, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Identifying the Building Blocks for FOSS Capacity Development
Presenter: Paul Mungai, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors: Paul Mungai, Abdul Fakier

eLearning at a Higher Education Institution: Exponential Growth and Pain
Presenter: Tasneem Taliep, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors: Juliet Stoltenkamp, Norina Braaf, Tasneem Taliep, Okasute Kasuto

E-Education and Information Society Development in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa
Presenter: Alphonzo Viss, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Authors: Veera Uusoksa

The Impact of IT at Schools on e-Skills Development
Presenter: Melisa Koorsse, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Authors: Melisa Koorsse, Andre Calitz, Charmain Cilliers

Integrating ICTs into the Classroom: Assisting Teachers in Disadvantaged Primary Schools
Presenter: Andy Bytheway, CPUT, South Africa
Authors: Andy Bytheway, Wallace Chigona, Agnes Chigona, Chris Dumas, Francesca Fanni, Bojelo Mooketsi, Isabella Rega, Osman Sadeck

13:00
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
14:00
14:00
Panel Session 4a: Definition of e-Skills: Conceptual Clarifications
Chair: Andrew Bartlett, Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Moderator: Andew Barlett, Departament of Higher Education and Training

Panellists include:

Nqaba Nqandela, Deputy-Chair, eSkills Working Group & Chief of Staff, Department of Higher Education & Training

David Barnard, CEO, SANGONeT

Dr Cheungmun Cho, National Information Society Agency, Korea

Ms Effat El Shooky, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Joe Mjwara, Group Executive Strategic Relations, Business Connexion

Mansoor Mohamed, Executive Director, Economic, Social Development & Tourism, City of Cape Town

Jenny van Niekerk, CEO, ICDL South Africa

15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
15:45
15:45
Working Group 5a: e-Skills Definition: Conceptual Clarifications
The participants will be divided into parallel Working Groups, each with a facilitator and rapporteur. Each Working Group will discuss issues related to the definition of eSkills and these contributions will be used to validate and further refine draft National eSkills Plan of Action.

17:15
17:15
Workshop 6a: Stakeholder Case Studies
Chair: Nozipho Mashiyi, Presidential National Commission on Information Society, South Africa
Lessons learnt from Oracle Graduate Programme
Sonja Balt, ORACLE, South Africa

Bridges to the Future Initiative South Africa
Presenter: Masennya Phineas Dikotla, Molteno Institute for Language & Literacy, South Africa
Authors: Masennya Dikotla, Rodwin Grewan

e-Rural Access Programme
Refilwe Tshabalala, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, South Africa

Major eSkills Projects in Korea
Hyun Joo Kim, Myunggi College, Korea, Republic Of

Developing ICT Human Capital - Successful Public-Private/Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
Presenter: Mohamed Alfie Hamid, Cisco Systems, South Africa
Authors: Mohammed Alfie Hamid

ICT Internship Model to Address Unemployment of Graduates
Charlene Verzmoter, Microsoft, South Africa

Entering Youth into ICT Careers - A Private Public Partnership that works
Wikus van der Merwe, Telkom Group, South Africa

A Multi-stakeholder Partnership Model for eSkills at a Local and Provincial Level
Nirvesh Sooful, IT4ALL AFRICA, South Africa

18:45
Reception : Launch of ResNes

Day 2: 27 July 2010

08:00
Registration
09:00
09:00
Plenary Session 7a: Policy Perspectives for e-Skills
Welcome Address, Dr Harold Wesso, Acting CEO, eSkills Institute

Keynote Address, Hon. Dina Pule, Deputy Minister of Communications

AUC Perspective on eSkills, Esam M. Abulkhirat, Senior ICT Policy Officer, Department of Human Resources Science & Technology, African Union Commission

Technology to Enable 21st Century Education and to Create a Learning Society, Massimo Migliuolo, Vice President, Emerging Markets, CISCO

Connecting Business, Government, Education and Civil Society for Outcome Impact, Mark Nolan, Chair, Eidos Institute Ltd, Australia

10:15
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
10:45
10:45
Panel Session 8a: eSkills Development Research & Evaluation
Chair: Ramesh Bharuthram, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Moderator: Prof Ramesh Bharuthram, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, University of Western Cape

Panellists include:

Luci Abrahams, Director, LINK Centre, University of Witwatersrand

Prof Robin Crewe, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria

Boni Gantile, Executive, Learning and Development, Telkom SA Centre

Phumelele Nzimande, Chief People Officer, SABC

Mark Nolan, Chair, Eidos Institute Ltd, Australia

Prof Fredrick Otieno, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, Durban University of Technology

Deon van der Merwe, Acting Executive Director ICT, UNISA

Prof Rex van Olst, School of Electrical & Information Engineering, University of Witwatersrand

Raul Zambrano, Chief ICT Advisor, UNDP

12:30
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
13:30
13:30
Working Group 9a: eSkills Development Research & Evaluation
The participants will be divided into parallel Working Groups, each with a facilitator and rapporteur. Each Working Group will discuss issues related to eSkills Development Research & Evaluation and these contributions will be used to validate and further refine draft National eSkills Plan of Action.

15:00
15:00
Plenary Session 10a: Outputs from Working Groups on Definition of e-Skills
The main outputs from the Working Groups on the Definition of eSkills will be presented to the Summit participants for discussion.

16:00
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
16:30
16:30
Workshop 11a: Cisco & UWC Workshop – An Integrated Approach to Skills Development
Chair: Adrian Godfrey, CISCO, United Kingdom
Co-Chair: Juliet Stoltenkamp, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
This workshop will examine the importance of cross sector collaboration in developing an implementable framework for skills development that incorporates eSkills development.

The workshop also features ‘Hands on’ demonstration sessions that will focus on Innovation and Technology for teaching and learning, eSkills development and community based learning.

16:30
Workshop 11b: Skills Surveys in the ICT Sector
Chair: Adrian Schofield, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, South Africa
Skills Surveys in the ICT sector
Adrian Schofield, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, South Africa

Panellists include:

Prof Barry Dwolatzky, Director, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering

Neville Nicholas, SSP Manager, ISETT SETA

Dr Harold Wesso, Acting CEO, eSkills Institute

18:00
End of Sessions
19:30
Pre-Drinks & Conference Dinner hosted by CISCO & Promethean

Day 3: 28 July 2010

09:00
09:00
Panel Session 12a: SA Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) Implementation for eSkills Development
Chair: Alwyn Louw, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
Panellists include:

Peter Benjamin, Director, Cell-Life

Jennie Glennie, Director, SAIDE & Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning

Prof Merlyn Mehl, Executive Chairperson, Triple L Academy

Massimo Migliuolo, Vice President, Emerging Markets, Cisco

Bhabhali Ka Maphikela (Babsy) Nhlapo, National Skills Development Policy Coordinator, COSATU

Ramon Peñagaricano, Secretary General, IT4ALL Network, Spain

10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:00
11:00
Working Group 13a: SA Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) Implementation for eSkills Development
The participants will be divided into parallel Working Groups, each with a facilitator and rapporteur. Each Working Group will discuss issues related to MTSF Implementation for eSkills Development and these contributions will be used to validate and further refine draft National eSkills Plan of Action.

12:30
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
13:30
13:30
Plenary Session 14a: Outputs from Working Groups on eSkills Development Research & Evaluation
The main outputs from the Working Groups on eSkills Development, Research & Evaluation will be presented to the Summit participants for discussion.

14:30
14:30
Panel Session 15a: Outputs from SA MTSF Implementation for e-Skills Development Working Groups
The main outputs from the Working Groups on Medium Term Strategic Framework Implementation for eSkills Development will be presented to the Summit participants for discussion.

15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
16:00
16:00
Closing Plenary 16a: Framework for a Draft National eSkills Plan of Action
Hon. Dina Pule, Deputy Minister, Department of of Communications

Dr Harold Wesso, Acting CEO, eSkills Institute

17:00

Disclaimer: This is the Advance Programme.