Webinar: E-Learning Goes Global!

View this edweek.org webinar where EDC's Chief Technology Officer, Bob Spielvogel was be one of two specialists who discussed e-learning in Africa and examples of mobile learning globally.

This event took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

From professional development for teachers in China to the use of open-source resources for students in foreign countries, e-learning is bringing new techniques, expert teachers, and an awareness of life in other countries to students around the globe. Online learning is helping a variety of countries overcome a lack of infrastructure, rural isolation, and a shortage of qualified teachers. This webinar will examine the state of online learning internationally and highlight various countries moving ahead in this arena. It will also take a close look at the use of mobile technologies for education in Africa, where mobile phones, iPads, and laptops are helping to bring new learning opportunities to students living in remote villages or in dangerous areas.


  • Allison Powell, vice president, state and district services, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • Robert Spielvogel, chief technology officer, Education Development Center Inc.


Michelle Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

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