EdTech in Higher Education in Zambia: Challenges & Opportunities

Session format: Event series throughout the year

Date and Time: Please note: This event has been postponed to Wednesday 8 April 2020 – 3 pm (SAST)

Presenter: Dr. Alice Shemi, Head of Academic Affairs, Mukuba University, Zambia


This webinar is the first in a in the EdTech in HE series, where presenters will give concrete examples of uses of educational technologies in higher education and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training). Dr. Alice Shermi of Mukuba University, Zambia will be looking at the challenges and opportunities brought about by the EdTech in Higher Education in the Zambian context

Dr Alice P Shemi is a senior academic and researcher, digital marketer and mentor and administrator majoring in the field of Information Systems (IS). She earned her PhD from University of Salford (UK), MBA-IS from University of Hull (UK), and BSc Mathematics Computing from University of Zambia. Her main research is in areas such as e-commerce, e-learning, small business computing and IT management, software engineering, outsourcing, ERP systems, business strategy, and e-government. She has taught in Universities in Zambia, Swaziland and Botswana for over 28 years. She has expertise in ICT systems and database design, and implementation, strategic Information systems planning and implementation. She has published over 46 scholarly articles that include Books, book chapters, journal articles, conference articles. Alice believes that knowledge and skills that’s acquired must be shared to others for our freedom to be really meaningful and long lasting. Currently, Dr Shemi is working at Mukuba University in Zambia as Head of Academic Affairs.

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27 March: Arabic event: Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences

Presenter: Dr. Mustafa Habib Learning Design Specialist @ Edraak

Date and Time:  Friday 27 March 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time

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In this workshop, we take an overview on how to design engaging online learning experiences. Instead of focusing on the visual design/development aspect of e-learning, this workshop focuses mainly on pedagogy and using the different technological tools to allure the learner into participating and interacting in the learning process.

The workshop includes the following concepts and tools:

  1. A quick intro to Learning Design
  2. The Conversational Framework: based on learning theories, the framework helps in analyzing and designing learning environments through technology by Prof. Diana Laurillard.
  3. Constructive Alignment Theory: this theory by John Biggs emphasizes the importance of aligning learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities.
  4. Using the Learning Designer Tool to build patterns of teaching and learning activities which, in turn, constitutes learning experiences.
  5.  Examples for engaging online learning experiences 

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  
Facebook: Mohammad Khalil

Bio: MOOC Research Assistant, UCL London, United Kingdom

This event has ended please refer to the live session recording

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13 March 2020: Arabic Event: Learning Analytics in Massive and “Small Private” Online Courses

Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Khalil, University of Bergen, Norway

Date and Time:  Friday 13 March 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time

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Description: In this presentation Dr. Mohammad Khalil from University of Bergen/Norway will briefly demonstrate the potential of learning analytics in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Learning analytics is concerned with data measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of students in order to improve the learning experience. In MOOCs, learning analytics have proven to support students indirectly by decreasing the dropping out rate and explaining their learning behavior.

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TUMohdKhalil
Facebook: Mohammad Khalil

Bio: Dr. Mohammed Khalil holds a Ph.D. (with Distinction), Engineering Sciences – Computer Science from the University of Technology, Graz, Austria and an M.Sc. in Information Security from Princess Sumaya University for Technology,Amman, Jordan.

Thank you to all who attended – recording available here