2015 e/merge Africa Learning Design Seminar

4 – 19 May 2015

Starting on 4 May 2015 this 3 week workshop introduces the topic of learning design, focusing on the early part of the design process from discovery to ideation. During the three week period there will be 3 live online webinars and participants will be guided towards complete 3 online activities.

The three online activities are scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday 5 May 12 – 1 pm (GMT +2)
Tuesday 12 May 12 – 1 pm (GMT +2)
Tuesday 15 May 6 – 7 pm (GMT +2)

This course is very valuable for all, who are interested in or currently involved in creating a course, seminar or module. This seminar is developed by Senior Lecturer Jolanda Morkel from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa and Dr. Nicola Pallitt from the University of Cape Town. The seminar is aimed at educators and draws on well-known figures from within the Learning Design Community, such as Gilly Salmon, Grainne Conole and Diana Laurillard. This is a great opportunity to get started on designing your own courses. To sign up please use the form below.

Nicola Pallitt holds a PhD in Media Studies and is a lecturer at the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the University of Cape Town.Her research interests include understanding how people appropriate ICTs in various contexts. She is involved in curriculum innovation initiatives and work in assisting university staff with integrating educational technologies in their curricula. She also assists staff with developing their own professional ePortfolios for a range of purposes and provide special opportunities for postgraduates and new academics to develop these resources.
Jolanda Morkel is a qualified architect and senior lecturer in the Department of Architectural Technology in the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The focus of her research and current doctoral studies in Design is the virtual learning environment for mastering conceptual design. She is investigating how emerging technologies may support the collaborative studio learning experience online.

Using Social Media as a platform for teaching higher education – What do students expect?

22 – 24 April 2015

From Wednesday 22 April to Friday 24 April 2015 Professor Ayotola Aremu from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria will lead a seminar on the use of social media as educational technologies based on her research about the use of social media in a postgraduate diploma course. On 22 April, Ayotola Aremu opened this seminar by giving a one hour online Adobe Connect presentation. This was a great session, which initiated great conversation on the potentials and constraints on using social media to teach courses. The recording of this presentation is available here and the discussion forum remains open to and including Friday 24 April. Please also notice that other resources are available on the landing page for the this seminar. To access please register for free here

Professor Ayotola Aremu is a Senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan and holds a B.Sc. (Electrical & Electronics Engineering), P.G. Diploma in Education, M.Ed (Educational Technology), Ph.D (Educatinal Technology), Cerificate in Higher Education(MASHAV, Israel). Her research interests include Educational Technology, Pre-primary and Primary Mathematics and Girls in Science & Technology.