Facilitating Online Course in 2020


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  • 7 Sept – 6 Nov 2020 (Apply by 14 August) – Facilitating Online Goes Global. In the current global crisis we are recruiting educators and trainers from across the world with up to 25 places for participants from Africa and up to 25 for colleagues from other continents.

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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5 June 2020: What is 4IR? What does it mean for African universities?

Date and Time: 5 June 2020 – 3 pm (SAST)

Presenter: Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 


Over the last year the term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) has become pervasive. We are exhorted to catch up and get with the programme but what does this mean in African Higher Education where we are often still grappling with the dynamics of the Third Industrial Revolution across our varied contexts?
This online seminar series aims to inform, facilitate and provoke critical engagement with the implications of 4IR (as both emerging reality and as hype), for higher education in Africa. The series will draw on a range of expert presenters able to think well beyond the hype which is increasingly associated with 4IR.

Please note: This will be a Zoom session – after signing up here you will be automatically transferred to a separate Zoom registration page – we kindly ask you to fill out both. If you signed up previously an email reminder will be be sent in advance with the link for the Zoom registration

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice Chancellor and Principal of University of Johannesburg, South Africa will be the first presenter in the series.

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is an accomplished scholar with multi-disciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has an extensive track record in human capacity development and has published 15 books in artificial intelligence. Professor Marwala is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg and prior to this he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and Executive Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment both at the University of Johannesburg. He was recently appointed as Deputy Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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10 June 2020: Drawing for Learning, Teaching & Innovation

Presenter: Mr. Zaid Ali Alsagoff, AQL-LIC, Malaysia

Date and Time:  Tuesday 10 June 2020, 10:00 am SAST

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In this webinar, we will explore how we can use drawing to visualise, simplify and inspire learning, teaching and innovation. The target audience is:
  • All Academics
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Instructional Designers

Please note this is a 2 hour workshop-style webinar. Once registration is done in the form below you are automatically taken to a short additional Zoom registration. We are kindly requesting to complete both.

Bio: Mr. Zaid Ali Alsagoff is a Learning Innovation Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in tertiary and corporate education. He is the founder and CEO of AQL Learning Innovation Consultancy (AQL-LIC), which provides training and consultancy in learning innovation, drawing, visual notetaking, educational technology, memory improvement, speed/smart reading and thinking skills.
He has given over one hundred talks and workshops locally and internationally since 2008. He is known for being an innovative, engaging and inspiring speaker. He has an educational background in Psychology (Bachelor) and IT (Masters). In 2013 and 2014, he was ranked among the Top Ten most influential people in the corporate e-learning sector for the Asia-Pacific region (Bob Little Press & Public Relations). He has also been an AKEPT trainer, member of the National e-Learning and MOOC Committees (under KPM) in Malaysia, and is a certified HRDF trainer. He was recently appointed as a board member of the UNiK school in Istanbul (Turkey).

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3 June 2020: EdTech in Higher Education; Designing for Transformative Learning in Post-Pandemic era

Presenter: Ralitsa Diana Debrah, Design Educator and Researcher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana & Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa.

Date and Time:  Wednesday 3 June 2020; 3:00pm SAST/1:00pm Ghana time

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Description:  EdTech in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Afrika is emerging. Many HEIs systems have been designed for conventional pedagogies with fewer Online Learning Programs. The COVID -19 Pandemic has made an impact on education, creating a crisis situation in HEIs, and compelling learners and educators to work remotely.  In this webinar we will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the phase of disruption, reflecting on case scenarios from Ghana and other parts of Afrika. In addition, we will discuss strategies to design for online education as we prepare for the post-pandemic era (the new normal) for equitable access to quality higher education in our various contexts.

Once registration is done in the form below you are automatically taken to a short additional Zoom registration. We are kindly requesting to complete both.

Bio: Ralitsa Diana Debrah, Design Educator and Researcher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana & Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa.

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