18 August: Integration of educational technologies in the TVET Sector

Date and Time: Thursday, 18th August 2022 : 16:00 – 17:00 SAST 

Leading the Session: Esther Gacicio, Edtech Consultant & Co-Founder of eLearning Solutions (eLS) and Gabriel Konayuma, Senior TEVET Officer, Ministry of Technology & Science in Zambia

To join the session please register via Zoom here 

Description of the session:  

In this session we will discuss the emergent issues in the TVET sector, with examples from  Kenya, Zambia and Africa at large.  We will also look at what can be done to make sure that this sector is at the same level as the other areas of education.

One of the lessons learnt from and during the pandemic is that TVET has been left behind in the integration of educational technologies in the Sector.  Could this be because of the design of the lessons and the content or lack of the know how in how to integrate technology?

Presenters Bios:  

Esther Gacicio is an Edtech Consultant & Co-Founder and CEO of eLearning Solutions (eLS) (www.elearningsolutions.co.ke; www.elsat.elearningsolutions.co.ke ), a company leveraging on digital technology to design, deliver and deploy learning and training solutions, across the spectrum; to the youth, institutions and corporates. She consults for the World Bank in the Global EdTech Team (GEAK Unit)  and is an Independent Consultant with Results for Development (R4D) as well as an International consultant alongside Common Sense, eLearning and Training Consultants (Austria). She is a member of Specialist Network of the EDTech Hub, a global non-profit research partnership on technology in education. Esther previously served as a Senior Assistant Director at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) where she oversaw design, development and sourcing of education technologies to enhance quality, access, equity and relevant education among other projects such as the Kenya education Cloud and Elimika program. Esther is currently serving in the Board of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA). 

Gabriel Konayuma is Senior TEVET Officer, Ministry of Technology & Science in Zambia, the UNESCO-UNEVOC Country Coordinator, an e/Merge Africa Network Country Representative, a Board member of the Network for OER and Multi-modal Self-Directed Learning in Southern Africa and experienced Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the technical education and vocational training sector. He is skilled in Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, Training, Research, and Teaching. He has facilitated online courses for TVET staff in Zambia to build their capacities in technology-enabled learning. He has strong community and social services professional with a Master of Education – MEd focused in ICTs in Education from University of Cape Town.

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