In September/October 1999, two school networking NGOs will be hosting an
annual conference on using computers and the Internet in schools, in Cape
Participation from other African countries is warmly welcomed.
The announcement and call for papers follows.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS
The Western Cape Schools' Network and SchoolNet SA are pleased to
announce the 1999 Internet & Educational Computing Conference to be
held in Cape Town from 29 September to 1 October 1999
The conference will cover the use of Information and Communication
Technologies in schools. Topics will include
* Web-based and multimedia teaching resources: design, evaluation and
* Information Literacy: developing new competencies for the
* New innovations: the cutting edge of local and international
educational ICT use
* Technology issues: LANs, Internet access and connectivity, network
planning, implementation and support
* Special interest tracks, including special needs computing and
administrative and library computing
* Development and rollout issues: developing ICT use in all South
Africa's schools (access and equity)
The conference will consist of presentations, workshops,
demonstrations and exhibitions, targetted at all skill levels from
newcomers to experts. Presentations of particular interest to all
delegates will be presented in plenary sessions, and for the
remaining sessions delegates will be able to choose from a number of
events running in parallel.
We need your input! If you'd like to present material to the
conference in any of the above formats, please contact the conference
organizers at the earliest opportunity, but no later than Friday 30
July, with a brief description of your proposed presentation, target
audience, and required facilities.
Submissions should be sent by email to [log in to unmask], or by
(021) 683-8719. Programme inquiries to Stephen Marquard
([log in to unmask]),
(021) 683-8719 or 082 901 9768.
Registration opens on 1 June 1999.
PO Box 44460, Claremont 7735, Cape Town
Phone (021) 683-8719 / 448-8463, cell 082 901 9768
Fax (021) 683-7016