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17 September 2021: (Arabic) eLearning Evolution Phases



Session format: Webinar 

Date and Time:  Friday 17 September 2021, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time 

Presenter:  Dr. Nisreen Mousa, @Edraak.org

To join please register via Zoom here

For more information in English and Arabic please refer to e/merge Africa Arabic

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.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Nisreen Mousa, @Edraak.org

Language: Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nisreen.mousa

24 September 2021: (Arabic) Implementation of Universal Design for Learning in supportive digital learning environments



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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 – 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

Language: Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facilitating Online Course in 2021


facilitating online

2 Aug – 23 Sept 2021 (Now closed)
18 Oct – 10 Dec 2021 (Apply by 24 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