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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.

10 December 2020: Are conferences really changing?

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Descriptions: Our range of experiences of conferences is likely to include excitement, stimulation, inspiration, and connection, but also sometimes boredom, disconnection, a sense of exclusion, and especially this year some technological stress. 2020 has become the year of online conferences. Many well established face-to-face conferences went online as the COVID-19 pandemic completely reconfigured the notion of when and how we meet. The proliferation of online conferences raises several issues including the range of online conference designs used, how these relate to good design practices for conferences in general, and how they relate to good design practices for online events.

In this webinar, Tony will engage participants in a critical and creative conversation about the nature and future of online conferences. The presentation will draw on the literature of face-to-face and online conference design, learning and research from the design of the e/merge conferences and online conferences held this year, reflections on participation in recent online conferences, and statements by designers of several pandemic provoked online conferences. This session will be an improved version of his mLearn 2020 keynote, which was voted best presentation in the conference. 

Presenter: Tony Carr, Convener of e/merge Africa and educational technologist in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.carr.za

Twitter: @tony_emerge

To register for this event please use the form below. Note once completed please hit Submit and you will be taken to a separate Zoom sign up. We kindly request both are completed.

27 November: Electronic Tests (assessment) for eLearning (Arabic)

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Session format: Webinar 

Date and Time: Friday 27 November  2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time 

Presenter: Dr-Abouelfadl Abdou Youssef, International Trainer and Senior Expert in TVET; Quality Assurance; Monitoring and Evaluation; and Capacity Building EU / GIZ/  USAID

Description: The webinar aims to provide the participants the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes toward Electronic Tests (assessment) for eLearning

Elements of the workshop:

  • Electronic test concept.
  • Elements of building electronic tests.
  • Types of questions in electronic tests.
  • Table specifications for electronic tests .
  • Free tools to publish the electronic tests.
  • Practical models

Presenter Bio:  Dr-Abouelfadl Abdou Youssef is an International Trainer and Senior Expert in TVET Quality Assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Capacity Building for European Union (EU),  GIZ and USAID.

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/aboelfadl.abdo1

This event has ended – please refer to the recording on the e/merge Africa YouTube Channel

Facilitating Online Course in 2021

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facilitating online25 January – 19 March 2021 (Apply by 21 Dec 2020)
17 May – 9 July 2021 (Apply by 9 April 2021)
2 Aug – 23 Sept 2021 (Apply by 25 June 2021)
18 Oct – 10 Dec 2021 (Apply by 10 Sept 2021)

If you have already applied for the 2021 waiting list then we will get back to you by 8 December. If your application meets our selection criteria you will be invited to choose the dates that work best for you.

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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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  

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25 September 2020: The Arab film TV School- Distance Learning

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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