2 June 2023: Marketing the products of the e-learning industry (Arabic)


Presenter:  Ahmed Mohsen Mohamed Madi, PhD in Education, specializing in Education Technology

Session outline:

This workshop discusses the basics of digital marketing for e-learning products, how to promote them, and what are the market impacts on this industry

Presenter Bio:

Ahmed Mohsen Mohamed Madi holds a Ph.D. in Education, specializing in Education Technology Experienced instructional designer for over 14 years. He holds a PhD in Education Technology, Faculty of Specific Education, Ain Shams University. He holds a PMP certification from the American Project Management Institute (PMI). Google Project Manager Certificate.Trainer and lecturer at the Information Technology Institute (ITI) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. An instructional designer at a junior gun company. Participation in the production and management of several e-learning projects in Egypt and the Arab world. Providing various technical consultations to work teams and electronic content production companies.

To join this session please sign up via Zoom

For more information in Arabic please see e/merge Africa Arabic

Language: Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facilitating Online Course in 2023


This year the Facilitating Online course ran three well attended course cohorts and we are now open for registration for our 2023 cohorts. The dates for all four 2023 cohorts are the following:

24 April – 16 June 2023 (Apply by 17th April 2023)

24 July – 15 September 2023 (Apply by 30th June 2023)

16 Oct – 08 December 2023 (Apply by 22nd September 2023)

Please apply here

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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21 April 2022: Moving into the post-pandemic future

Date and Time: Tuesday, 21 April: 15:00 – 17:00 SAST

Description of the session:  

This workshop is designed to provoke colleagues to dream, scheme and plan together for the post pandemic future. We will use a range of facilitation processes to unleash the best thinking and creativity in the room about issues such as 

  • the metaphors for our journeys through the pandemic, 
  • our learning that transfers to the post-pandemic future, 
  • structural changes needed in our institutions, 
  • how to ensure that our institutions carry forward lessons from the pandemic, and 
  • how to construct better blended lives. 

Much of the workshop will take place in parallel breakouts on specific questions where participants can choose which room to join.

Session Facilitator:  

Tony Carr is an Educational Technologist in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at University of Cape Town and convenor of e/merge Africa. 

To join this session please sign up via Zoom here

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.