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30 July 2021: (Arabic) Design a digital course/ (e-course) based on the Learner Experience Design (LXD) model that supports Accessibility and Usability.



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Session format: Webinar / three part mini course

Date and Time:  (First session) Friday 30th July 2021, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time – second session 27 August and third session 24 September – for more information please refer to e/merge Africa Arabic

To join this event please sign up here Each session will have a separate sign up

Presenter:  Dr. Jalal Saifeddien Al-Jaber, PhD in Education Technology, Jordan

Course summary:

The design of digital courses according to the design of the learner experience is an important matter that focuses on the user experience, which is built according to his needs, which leads to an increase in his desire to learn. In this course, I will introduce learner experience design and its relationship to instructional design, as well as identify the stages of learner experience design, as well as how to improve learner experience quality standards according to the principles of user experience design.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Jalal Saifeddien Al-Jaber, PhD in Education Technology, Jordan

Language: Please note seminar language is Arabic  

25 June 2021: The Role of Virtual labs in Online Education for School Students (Arabic)


Session format: Webinar

Date and Time:  Friday 25th June 2021, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time 

Presenter:  Mohamed Nada, RAYA Higher Institute, Egypt

Description: In this workshop Dr. Mohamed Nada from RAYA Higher Institute, Egypt invites the participant to discover various types of virtual laboratories. He will show the usefulness of virtual laboratories in education and how to employ virtual laboratories with different learning strategies. This workshop will also introduce various types of scientific content suitable for school students. The following main points will be covered:

  • What are virtual laboratories and how are they important in education?
  • Introduction to examples of virtual laboratories and who they are used.
  • Methods of employing virtual laboratories with different learning strategies
  • The role of the Flappy platform as one of the Arab examples of virtual labs for school students
  • The use the Flappy platform to explain practical experiences
  • The use of gamification in practical online activities and its importance in motivating students

Presenter Bio: Dr. Mohamed Nada, PhD in Educational Technology, RAYA Higher Institute, Egypt

Language: Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100061347265505 

This event has ended – please see the upcoming recording on the e/merge Africa YouTube Channel

30 June 2021: Facilitating using low-end technologies – A case study from Zimbabwe


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Session Type: Webinar (1.5 hours)

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021; 10am – 11:30am SAST  

Description of webinar:

WhatsApp has been used across African Higher Education Institutions for teaching and learning activities in a variety of innovative ways. Tarirayi will share her experience of using WhatsApp as a case study of a course lesson planned and delivered on WhatsApp during this webinar. She will give examples following a specific ID model in creating instructions.  She will also share about  technologies she uses to create plans and content as well as how she delivers the lesson on WhatsApp. 

Facilitated by: Tarirayi Mukabeta, Lecturer: Educational Technology Department, Faculty of Science Education, Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), Zimbabwe.

Twitter handle: @hietari

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hietari/

This event has ended please look out for the forth coming recording on the e/merge Africa YouTube Channel

Facilitating Online Course in 2021


facilitating online

2 Aug – 23 Sept 2021 (Late Applications by 19 July)
18 Oct – 10 Dec 2021 (Apply by 10 Sept 2021)


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 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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18 September: Arabic event: How to Create an eLearning Unit

Presenter:   Prof. Samia El Azab, University of Cairo, Egypt 

Date and Time: 18 September 2020, 3:00 pm SAST/Cairo Time (Please note new clock time)

Session format: 2 hour Webinar 

Description: The workshop aims to provide the participants the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes toward E-learning

Some of the main objectives are:

  • By the end of the workshop, every participant will be able to:
  • Defines the concept of E-learning
  • Differentiate between E-learning and traditional teaching
  • Describes the stages of E-learning development
  • Create an E-learning unit for one ILO using courselab program
  • Demonstrate the features of the program regarding title page, master page, and successive pages.
  • Demonstrate different activities using the program
  • Demonstrate how to formulate different types of questions
  • Demonstrate how to establish a test
  • Demonstrate how eContent is published

Presenter Bio: Dr. Samia El-Azab, Professor of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University and a eLearning Expert

This event has ended – please refer to the e/merge Africa YouTube channel for an upcoming recording

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  



25 September 2020: The Arab film TV School- Distance Learning

Description: TBC

Presenter:    Professor Mona El-Sabban, ?professor at High Institute of Cinema-Academy of Arts-Cairo.?-Founder and director of the Arab film TV School ?www.arabfilmtvschool.edu.eg

Presenter Bio: Professor Mona El-Sabban, ?professor at High Institute of Cinema-Academy of Arts-Cairo.?-Founder and director of the Arab film TV School ?www.arabfilmtvschool.edu.eg ?- 

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mona.elsabba

This session has ended – please refer to the recording