AfricanLII were invited to participate in a workshop coordinated by LexUM at the 6th International eLearning conference in Dar es Salaam.

The eLearning conference is the largest ICT conference in Africa with 1702 participants this year from over 90 countries from Africa and beyond.

AfricanLII's participation was premised on the results of the Global Study on Free Access to Law (a study sponsored by the IDRC and OSI). The question for the purposes of this workshop was: how can the learnings from this study be applied more broadly to the education and health sectors?

Also participating in the workshop were Robert Kirunda who spoke about the study's findings on ULII and Esther Onchana who spoke about Kenya Law Reports' response to the challenge of digitising the non-digital Kenyan judicial environment. I spoke about online tools for professional communities, covering the structured (wikis, scuttle sites, screencasts, forums, freedomtoaster) and the unstructured (facebook, twitter and skype). The coordinators, Ivan Mokanov and Isabelle Moncion spoke about CanLII's experience.

Overall a very well organized conference with fascinating presentations on innovations in the education and health sectors.