22 – 26 August 2016
Dr Ephraim Mhlanga, South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE).
Format: There will be two 1 hour online sessions on Tuesday 23 August at 3:30 pm (SAST) &Thursday 25 August at 3:30 pm (SAST) and asynchronous discussion from 22-26 August.
Ephraim Mhlanga is a specialist in quality assurance in higher education at the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). In December last year he presented a seminar on quality assurance in eLearning and Open Educational resources. The upcoming one week workshop will advocate for e-learning quality assurance as central topic in the eLearning landscape. With an increasing number of providers of e-learning across Africa we risk compromising standards unless we have a QA framework for rolling out e-learning.
Dr Mhlanga asserts that quality assurance should be embedded “in everything we do and at all levels within an institution”. He hopes that through the workshop we will be able to share useful ideas that can enable us to start developing a QA framework for online learning in African higher education. The collaboration between workshop participants will be informed by selected QA frameworks including the framework in development by the African Council for Distance Education.
|Ephraim Mhlanga is a Programme Specialist: Quality Assurance at the South African Institute for Distance Education