The closing Debate for the 16th Edition of eLearning Africa International Conference &Exhibition held at Dakar, Senegal, featured the Speakers of the Debate; Prof. Francisca Oladipo (TAU Vice Chancellor), Donald Clark (Wildfire Learning, UK), Hon. Michael Onyango (Distributed Ledgers & Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Govt. of Kenya, Kenya), and Mark West (UNESCO). Chairpersons of the Debate; Khalil Gueye (Yellow Rabbit SARL, Senegal) and Harold Elletson (eLearning Africa Report, UK).
Prof. Francisca, lending her support to the motion that questions the potential harm Artificial Intelligence (AI) may bring to education in Africa shared her concerns about the widespread adoption of AI in the African educational landscape. Her participation in the debate provided valuable insights into the potential risks and challenges associated with integrating AI into educational systems across the continent.
The eLearning Africa Conference serves as a crucial forum for educators, policymakers, and experts to discuss the future of learning in the digital age. Professor Francisca's involvement in the plenary debate added depth to the discussions, stimulating thoughtful exchanges on the potential implications of AI on education. The conference will continue to be a significant catalyst for collaboration and progress in the field of eLearning.