e/merge Africa Needs and Priorities Survey Report

I have worked with Jakob Pedersen to analyse the results of the survey of 148 colleagues and after lots of feedback and editing we can now share the survey report and an executive summary with you. Both documents are available for reading , download and comment in Google Drive.

The report considers: 1) The e/merge Africa membership profile; 2) Institutional factors for e-learning skills development; 3) Social media practices of respondents; 4) Self-assessed skills and professional development priorities by respondents; 5) Preferred modes of involvement in e/merge Africa; 6) Topics suggested for practice based and research activities; and 7) Topics for e/merge Africa events in 2014. If you’re pressed for time then I’d suggest that you start with the Executive Summary.

Thanks to the 148 respondents to the survey. Special thanks to Jakob Pedersen for all his precise work on the data analysis and report writing, Tutaleni Asino, Alice Barlow-Zambodla, Cheryl Brown, Mohamed Ahmed El-bahay and Kate Whittaker for the time and effort devoted to providing detailed comments on the content, language and presentation of the report. We would like to acknowledge the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York for their support of the e/merge Africa network.

e/merge Africa Needs and Priorities Survey

This message invites your partnership in the planning of a learning agenda of online activities for e/merge Africa by completing the anonymous e/merge Africa Needs and Priorities Survey. This survey is designed to gather information about our work, our elearning skills and practices, our priorities for professional development and our preferred modes of interaction in the new network. The survey has 23 questions and requires 20-25 minutes. In a busy day this may feel like a lot of time but the prize will be professional development activities which matter to you. The Needs and Priorities Survey will remain open until 26th July.

The e/merge Africa network focuses on the use of educational technology in African higher education institutions and on educational technology research conducted in Africa HEIs. Educational technology practitioners and researchers from Africa and across the world are invited to join e/merge Africa. 


Our first activity has been postponed to August. An announcement will be made as soon as details of the event are available. In the meanwhile planning processes continue including the e/merge Africa Needs and Priorities Survey.