On 24th October 2011, the first West African FOSS Business Model took off. About 20 enthusiastic participants registered for the training. The venue for the training is the resource centre in the Ministry of Education Office. After a highly engaging e-learning session it was great for participants to finally meet face-face. Participants are drawn from several west African countries.
After formalities, participants were introduced formally to the ict@innovation programme by the Project Coordinator, George Nyambuya. Fred Yeboah, the lead trainer, also took time to welcome the participants and introduce co facilitators Dele, Shirley and John.
Later, participants had an overview of the Dokeos learning management system that will be the platform for the duration of the training. This session sparked off an interesting debate on e-learning and the application of this technology in Africa. A number of entrepreneurial minds also came up with some ideas to launch some e-learning platforms to host training back in their home countries.
Day 1 set the stage on what will be an engaging two weeks of training.