ICT experts to attend Doha conference

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The Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) and College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) will host the second annual conference on e-education on March 7 and 8. The 'ICT Conference 2009: Exploring ICT in Education,' to be held at CNA-Q's Duhail Campus, will bring together educators from across Qatar and leading international experts in the field of ICT in education. 'This conference is a unique opportunity for educators in Qatar to hear from leading experts from around the world who are effectively finding ways to unleash the power of ICT in schools,' said ictQATAR's e-education programme manager Ghadah Omar Fakieh. This conference is also described as a valuable networking opportunity for the educational institutions here as they strive to enhance learning through the effective use of technology. The conference will highlight the latest innovations in ICT and education, addressing a wide range of topics, including schools of the future, games in education, mobile learning, robotics, and developing science and math curriculum with ICT.

More than 500 teachers and school administrators from Qatar are expected to attend. The conference is free and open to all educators in Qatar, however advance registration is required. Those interested in attending can register online at . 'We are excited to once again be hosting this event at CNA-Q,' stated President Dr Harald Jorch. 'As Qatar's leading technical institute, CNA-Q is committed not only to providing the most current technology to students, but also to sharing its knowledge with the community,' he said. Experts from the Middle East, US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will present lectures and facilitate workshop sessions. They include Doug Brown and Gavin Dykes from Becta, the UK's government agency and Mala Bawer from CyberSmart!, a leading international education organisation.

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