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14 August: Arabic Event: Improving Learning Using Educational Games and Gamification


Presenter: Dr. Ahmed Tlili,  Co-Director of OER Lab at SLIBNU, China and Associated Editor of the IEEE Bulletin of TCLT

Date and Time: Friday 14 July 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time (new time!)

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This webinar aims to: 

PERFECT 1) present the importance of using educational games and gamification systems to enhance learning outcomes, including motivation, behaviors and engagement of learners; 

2) explore how incorporating learning analytics in educational games can provide smart learning that could be adapted to everyone’s needs;

3) develop a small educational game using the game engine “Construct2”.


Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlili.ahmed.142

For more information (in Arabic) and to sign up for this event please see e/merge Africa Arabic

25 August: Online Facilitation: Thinking Beyond Content To Facilitate Learning


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Presenters: Catherine Fortune and Irene Maweu, Online Facilitators at e/merge Africa
Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM SAST 

Description:  There is a big gap in how those involved in remote teaching are  engaging and facilitating learners using asynchronous low tech online facilitation.  We need to think beyond content and facilitate and engage learners in spaces such as discussion forums and WhatsApp to scaffold and support peer interaction for better learning outcomes. In this session, we aim to share some practices that can help you to rethink your approach to remote teaching online.

Website: https://emergeafrica.net/

Facebook: e/merge Africa 


To sign up please use the form below Once registration is done in the form below you are automatically taken to a short additional Zoom registration. We are kindly requesting to complete both.

Facilitating Online Course in 2020


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  • 7 Sept – 6 Nov 2020 (Apply by 14 August) – Facilitating Online Goes Global. In the current global crisis we are recruiting educators and trainers from across the world with up to 25 places for participants from Africa and up to 25 for colleagues from other continents.
  • If you are unable to join current cohort we welcome you to join our 2021 waiting list

About the course

Facilitating Online provides a solid foundation for facilitating online events and courses. It is registered as a short course at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Facilitating Online was developed by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at UCT and is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its support for the e/merge Africa network. It is convened by Tony Carr and Nicola Pallitt and co-facilitated by facilitators from across Africa.

We consider applications in the order in which they arrive so earlier applications stand a higher chance of being accepted

Recommendations by participants

“I learned many facilitation skills that I am now able to apply with my own students. I would recommend the course highly to anyone embarking on the online teaching and learning journey.”
Dr Judith McKenzie, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town.

“This course doesn’t just teach you ABOUT online Facilitation, it actually gets you to facilitate … It’s a real opportunity to learn and develop. And what’s more? It has an African taste…”
Daniel Adeboye, Online Maths Tutor, Tutor for the Future

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5 August 2020: Sit & Stretch: Chair Yoga in Online Times

Host: Carla Mostert, Junior Lecturer of Drama and Performance, University of Kwazulu Natal (South Africa)

Date and Time: Wednesday 5 August 2020, 4:00pm SAST

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Description:  As COVID-19 continues to test us mentally and physically, many of us are spending extended hours in front of our computer screens. Gyms are closed and it feels like there’s no time to exercise. Join me for an hour of “Sit & Stretch” where we’ll be doing Chair Yoga. We will breathe, twist, and release those scrunched up shoulders, all without leaving our desks. No prior yoga experience is needed, this is for everyone. 

Presenter: Carla Mostert is a Junior Lecturer of Drama and Performance at the University of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Passionate about the arts, theatre, and most recently unpacking her whiteness. 

IG: @carlathewhite

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-mostert-00484bb0/

Language:Please note session language is English 

This event has ended – thank you to all who participated!

17 July 2020: Arabic event: Moodle-based Blended Learning Construction

Presenter: Dr. Mahmoud Hawamdeh, Researcher and specialist in educational design technology, Al-Quds Open University.

Date and Time: Friday 17 July 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time

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Description: Due to Corvid -19, the blended learning has become critical of teaching reform in universities and school, where the learning style will be changed from face-face classroom learning to combination of classroom and online learning.  Combining the Moodle Platform’s function of blended learning module will help the teacher to have a better teaching effect. This webinar covers the different sections of planning and design the blended learning course using functions and modules provided by Moodle. Such as developing the learning objectives and activities, quizzes and assignments, forums and using live chat and much more. 

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.hawamdeh

For more information (in Arabic) and to sign up for this event please see e/merge Africa Arabic