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  • 26 August 2019: Arabic language event: Adaptive Learning Systems – Ahmed Fekry Mohamed Abd Elghafour Ministry of Communication and Information technology of Egypt. (More info soon)
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26 August: Arabic event: Adaptive learning systems

Presenter: Ahmed Fekry Mohamed Abd Elghafour, eLearning Center Of Excellence (eLica), Egypt

Time and Date: Arabic language webinar 26 August 2019 4 pm (SAST)  

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An adaptive Learning System is a platform for transforming the learning system from a passive reception of information by the receiver to an interactive process for collaboration in the education process. Adaptive Learning Systems are used in education as well as in business training. Most adaptive learning systems apply the concept of personalized learning and thus try to customize the content according to the current skills and learning preferences of students and trainees.

For more information and to sign for this and other Arabic language events please see the e/merge Africa Arabic site

Ahmed Fekry Mohamed Abd Elghafou has a strong background in information technology complemented with leadership positions in regional and provincial Software /eLearning projects. He has served in different Content Development projects in Egypt, Ireland and India as well. He is experienced visioning, costing and executing projects from inception to launch and is able to provide a structured framework to analyse complex situations into simple strategic imperatives. As an eLearning manager, Ahmed had a lot of Participation in International and Recognized Conferences in eLearning and Software such as DevLearn(USA) ,OnLine Educa (Germany)and eLearning Africa.

15 August 2019: Equity Before Innovation. Challenges & Opportunities for Digital Education in a Globalized World

Presenter: Dr. Maha Bali, The American University in Cairo,Egypt

Time and Date: Blended session / Webinar 14 August 2019 1 pm (SAST)  

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This keynote address is a part of the University of Cape Town based closed symposium Making a plan – the reality of growing new forms of digital teaching & learning provision. Our thanks to the organisers and keynote speaker for their permission to share with our network. For online participation we will set up a Zoom meeting room and live stream via the e/merge Africa YouTube channel. Please note the sign up here is only for this keynote and not the entire symposium (this is by invite only and closed to the public). To receive a reminder a bit before the event with the access link please use the sign up form further down

Dr. Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a full-time faculty developer and also teaches creative educational game design to undergrads. Maha Bali is a co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org, co-founder & co-facilitator of Edcontexts, editor of journal Hybrid Pedagogy and blogger at Prof Hacker. She is also International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab.
She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and believes very strongly in critical/interpretive approaches to social research, especially participatory approaches such as collaborative autoethnography. She tweets a lot @bali_maha and blogs at http://blog.mahabali.me

Thank you to all participating online in this keynote. A recording is available here

14 August: Digital Literacies from a Feminist Perspective in a Postcolonial Context

Presenter: Dr. Maha Bali, The American University in Cairo,Egypt

Time and Date: Blended session / Webinar 14 August 2019 1 pm (SAST)  

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This seminar is in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

Most understandings of digital literacy include critical thinking – but critical thinking itself can be understood in different ways. This session describes the thinking and practice behind my feminist approach to teaching digital literacy, which builds on the feminist work of Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger and Tarule’s (1986) Women’s Ways of Knowing. I will share a couple of my class activities, and discuss why I chose this approach from my positionality as a postcolonial scholar teaching Egyptian students at an American liberal arts university.

Dr. Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a full-time faculty developer and also teaches creative educational game design to undergrads. Maha Bali is a co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org, co-founder & co-facilitator of Edcontexts, editor of journal Hybrid Pedagogy and blogger at Prof Hacker. She is also International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab.
She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and believes very strongly in critical/interpretive approaches to social research, especially participatory approaches such as collaborative autoethnography. She tweets a lot @bali_maha and blogs at http://blog.mahabali.me

Thank you to all participating in this event – a recording is available here