4 November 2020: Role of Higher Education in Digital Transformation: Managerial Implications in Online Education


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Session format: Webinar

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Director of Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Co-Chair of the Societal Research and Development Center, Near East University, Turkey


1.Changing educational settings. 

2.Role of Higher Education: A look for digital transformation

3.Online Education and Strategic Planning, Quality Monitoring

4. Managerial Implications

Presenter Bio: Fahriye Altinay is Director of Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Near East university, Turkey.  She is Co-Chair of the Societal Research and Development Center, and a board member in the University and the faculty. Fahriye Alt?nay is the member of academic journals and she has national and international books, publications and research projects. Prof. Dr. Fahriye Alt?nay is a member of unobstructed information technology platform and actively works in her studies about disability in smart society. Current researches consider the importance of diversity management, sensitivity training, disability, global citizenship for smart society.

Language:Please note seminar language is English 

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18 November 2020: Using Wikimedia Projects within Institutions of Higher Learning


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Descriptions: As the largest Open Educational Resource in the world, the various projects  associated with the Wikimedia Foundation, provides an interesting opportunity for institutions of higher learning in terms of learning, teaching and research support. This paper explores areas for integration and use of certain Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia and Wikidata, based on activities at universities that have successfully implemented Wikimedia projects. In addition, this presentation proposes that, through the use of Wikimedia projects, Universities should contribute to the Africanisation of content available in the world. 

During this 1 hour session, specific focus will be given to Wikimedia projects and the optimization of the availability of this global information structure towards increasingly making known and accessible content emanating from Africa about African environments, and in indigenous African languages.

Presenter: Wynand van der Walt is currently Head Librarian: Technical Services at Rhodes University Library, South Africa. He holds a Masters in IT from the University of Pretoria. His areas of interest are: leadership for innovation; digitisation and digital curation, Open Educational Resources, and the semantic web and how it affects library-related technologies. Wynand also serves on the Wikimedia South Africa Board and the Library and Information Association of South Africa Executive Committee.

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  • Application for a place in our 2021 waiting list. We will assess your application and will contact you with our 2021 dates. 

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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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

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Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  



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

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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 

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