Announcement of e/merge Africa events

I am pleased to announce six e/merge online seminars and workshops with several more in the pipeline for 2014. Further details, Facebook event pages and registration pages will follow shortly. We welcome further proposals particularly for the second half of the year. Thanks to all the colleagues who will lead workshops or seminars this year.

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18 March – 26 March – Digital Story Telling Workshop: Presenters: Jolanda de Villiers Morkel, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa & Daniella Gachago, Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa. Please note that a maximum of 25 participants will be accepted for this workshop.

31 March – 4 April – mLearning Seminar: 1) How to use tablets for effective adult education in Africa. Presenter: Batseba Seifu (Project Manager, The Africa Peace and Security Programme, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and 2) mLearning via audio and GSM/feature phones. Presenter: Christopher Pruijsen (CEO & Co-founder of Sterio.me )

14 April to 16 May – Learning Design Workshop. Convenors: Jolanda de Villiers Morkel (Senior Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa) & Professor Gráinne Conole (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

30 April – 5 May – Inclusive Design of e-Learning Environments: A Global Agenda (Seminar). Presenter: Associate Professor Denise Wood (University of South Australia)

18 June – 20 June – The Web in Africa (Seminar). Presenter: Nnenna Nwakanma, Regional Coordinator for Africa, World Wide Web Foundation

15 October – 17 October – Presenter: Professor Gilly Salmon (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia). Title to be announced

What is e/merge Africa?

e/merge Africa is a new educational technology network which is mostly for educational technology researchers and practitioners in African higher education. During early 2014 e/merge Africa started offering regular professional development activities in the form of online seminars and workshops and short courses. You are invited to join our Facebook group, use the short contact form or mail us at ten.acirfaegremenull@ofni. If you would like to lead a seminar, workshop or short course please send us a proposal.

Calls for Proposals and Nominations for e/merge Africa events

This post follows up on the survey report and an executive summary from the e/merge Africa Needs and Priorities Survey which are available for reading , download and comment in Google Drive.  The report concludes with a list of priority topics for e/merge Africa 2014 events which appears at the end of this message.

There are so many forms of deep expertise and rich professional experience across diverse contexts within e/merge Africa and our events should reflect this depth, richness and diversity. Please consider yourself as a potential online presenter or workshop leader and let us know what you would like to offer.  

Call for Proposals: You are invited to propose an online event for e/merge Africa in 2014 which shares your expertise, insight and practices with colleagues across Africa and the world using our online proposal form or feel encouraged to address more preliminary or speculative ideas to us at ten.acirfaegremenull@ofni. We will give preference to events addressing one or more of the priority topics for 2014 activities but will certainly consider other areas as well. Please submit proposals by 24 January if you want to be considered  for events from February to April.

Call for Nominations: You are invited to nominate a potential presenter from Africa or another continent for an e/merge 2014 event using our online nomination form.