Are you an educational technology user working in African higher education? Educational technology usage in African higher education has been changing for a while now, and even more so since the pandemic. Completing the e/merge Africa-IRCEES survey is a powerful act of participation in growing e-learning capacity across our continent. We need your help with this. The results will help us to design online opportunities aligned with your needs and suited to our African contexts. This survey should take between 15-30 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey HERE.
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
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
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
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.
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