8 July 2020: The Power of Visual Note-taking


Date and Time: The Power of Visual Notetaking

Presenter: Zaid Ali Alsagoff,  AQL Learning Innovation Consultancy (AQL-LIC), Malaysia


In this webinar, we will explore the basics in drawing, notetaking and digital drawing to empower you to take visual notes both conventionally and digitally. Visual notetaking is the most powerful notetaking method for long-term memory, and unleashing your creative mindset. Educators can use it to visualise, simplify and summarise their courses, modules/topics and lectures. Students can use it as a powerful learning, memory and assessment tool. Visual notetaking is also a powerful tool for creativity, storytelling, brain-storming and problem solving.

At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Draw cartoon faces, stick figures, connectors and other elements for visual notetaking; 
  • Strategize notetaking layouts and take visual notes; and
  • Use Autodesk Sketchbook (app) for visual notetaking.

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

Bio: Zaid 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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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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19 June 2020: e-Learning in Higher Education -Tools and Best Practices

Presenter: Eng. Nisreen Rawashdeh, Online Courses Manager at Edraak

Date and Time: Friday 19 June 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time

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In this Webinar, the presenter will discuss: 

  • The current imperative need for e-learning in higher education
  • The advantages and challenges of e-learning in higher education
  • Has the e-learning experience succeeded?
  • Creating online courses and digital educational material
  • Choosing the right online tools for delivery, communication, and evaluation
  • Suggestions for developing the e-learning experience

Bio: Eng. Nisreen Rawashdeh is an Online Courses Manager at Edraak

Educational Technology Enthusiast, passionate about Online Education, Instructional

Design, Project Management, and finding the perfect harmony between Education and Technology

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic 

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

Please refer to the recording soon available on the e/merge Africa YouTube Channel

25 June 2020 Quality in Open Online Learning a Matter of Human Rights and Social Justice

Presenter: Prof.Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), ICDE Ambassador for global Advocacy of OER, ICDE OER Chair Advocacy Committee

Date and Time:  Thursday 25 June 2020; 3:00pm SAST

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Description:  During this webinar on quality open online learning IS a human right and social justice will be discussed.

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: Prof.Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President for the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), ICDE Ambassador for global Advocacy of OER, ICDE OER Chair Advocacy Committee. She also works and is in the EC with both EDEN and ICDE, and a quality reviewer for ICDE and EADTU. Professor Ebba Ossiannilsson’s work picks up on national and international agendas associated with online and distance education. Recently  she was honored to be one of the leaders and legends. An interview available  below and the short text say that her work on quality, benchmarking in open online learning and OER is particularly noteworthy, as is her untiring work across multiple professional associations.  Interview podcast

This seminar has ended please refer to the live recording or the edited version soon to be available on the e/merge Africa YouTube channel