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Event Summary: A seminar on the evolution of e-learning starting from its beginnings to how it reached the current state, how it looks nowadays, what was the effect of covid-19 pandemic, and what does the future look like in light of the existing technological acceleration.
First session Friday 30th July 2021, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time – recording available here
Second session 27 August 2021 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time – recording avalable here
Third session 24 September 2021 – Please sign up here
Course summary – third session: Pending
Course summary – second session:
Talking about the importance of having quality standards in digital learning has become associated with talking about digital learning itself. Because of the importance of quality standards in creating distinguished digital education this has become the biggest challenge to prove the effectiveness of digital learning. In this course session I will introduce quality standards for teaching digital courses, reflecting on similarities and differences of various frameworks. This will include the standards of course design formulated by the most famous international organizations that set these standards with practical application in mind.
Presenter: Dr. Jalal Saifeddien Al-Jaber, PhD in Education Technology, Jordan
Presenter Bio: Dr. Jalal Saifeddien Al-Jaber, PhD in Education Technology, Jordan
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 co-facilitated by facilitators from across Africa.
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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