24 Jan 2023: How is e-Learning changing in African universities?

Session format: Interactive Panel Session 

Panellists:

  • Professor Ayotola Aremu,  University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Professor Joel Mtebe, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Dr Nicola Palitt is an Educational Technology Specialist at senior lecturer level in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University in South Africa
  • John Zaki, Mansoura University and  Vice Director of the Electronic and Knowledge Service Center for the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities

Date and Time: Tuesday, 24th January 2023, 14:00 – 15:30 SAST

Session Description:  

Our panel of four e-learning experts from universities in four different regions of Africa will discuss what changed in eLearning during 2022 and planned changes for 2023.

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Session Description:  

Our panel of four e-learning experts from universities in four different regions of Africa will discuss what changed in eLearning during 2022 and planned changes for 2023.  

Our Agenda for the panel:

  1. What changed in e-learning during 2022 in your context? 
  2. Please tell us a story about a defining moment/learning experience in your work in 2022 which challenged how you think about e-learning, your practices and perhaps even your concept of yourself.
  3. What are your plans to change e-learning in your context during 2023?
  4. Follow-up discussion including panellists and members of members of the audience 
  5. Final contributions and take home by panellists 

Panellists:  

Ayotola Aremu is a Professor of Educational Technology of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria, where she has been teaching for over two decades. Her first degree is in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She also has certification in online facilitation, Internet of Things, and technology enabled learning.She was one of the project group leaders, who created online content for courses in her university under the Partnership in Higher Education for Africa (PHEA), Educational technology Initiative (ETI). She has also been a facilitator for the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PEDAL) project,implemented by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR). During the COVID lockdown she facilitated the development of online courses and online teaching amongst the University of Ibadan staff as the programme coordinator for the Emergency Remote Teaching. Professor Aremu is now one of the lead e-coaches in the University of Ibadan e-learning programme. Her current hobby is writing Christian fiction for children, which she hopes to transform to an animated series very soon.

Professor Joel S. Mtebe Professor Joel S. Mtebe is an Associate Professor of informatics at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He was appointed as the Principal of the College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT) of the University of Dar es Salaam in December 2021. He works as Consultant for the EdTechHub supporting the use of technology in teachers’ continuous professional development project for primary education in Tanzania. He has been working as a consultant at Pan African Virtual and E-University for implementing online, blended, and self paced courses across Africa. Prof Mtebe is also an adviser to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the Higher Education for Economic Transformation Project (HEET) ? Project. He has been involved in several works include the Assessment of the Performance of Government e-Payment Gateway (GePG), performance of Tanzania Revenue Authority ICT Systems in Revenue Collection, review of the implementation of the Integrated Core Banking System of the Bank of Tanzania, and Feasibility study for National Human DNA Database in Tanzania.

 Follow this link to view Joel Mtebe‚Äôs publications

Dr Nicola Palitt is an Educational Technology Specialist at senior lecturer level in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University in South Africa. Nicola’s research interests include learning design, online professional development and online supervision. She supervises postgraduate students and co-teaches formal courses in Higher Education and co-facilitates professional development opportunities for lecturers in various settings. She received her PhD from the University of Cape Town. Read more about Nicola here  – hyperlink to https://www.ru.ac.za/teachingandlearning/chertl/staff/drnicolapallitt/ 

John Zaki, Mansoura University, Egypt

John Zaki is Vice Director of the Electronic and Knowledge Service Center for the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities Communication and Information Technology Center CITC. He is well known for implementing eLearning platforms and student information systems (SIS) for higher education institutions. Prior to that, he was the Head of e-Learning and Vice Director of the Communication and Information Technology Center CITC, Mansoura University. John is an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Mansoura University where he lectures on computer engineering topics. Before his career in higher education, John worked for several multinational corporations. His qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computers and Systems from Mansoura University and an MBA from the University of Glasgow. Follow this link for John Zaki’s publications.

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