26 June 2020: E-evaluation in Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)

Presenter: Dr. Ahmed Sawi Khaled Ali, Head of the Training Department, Deanship of E-Learning and Information Technology at Jazan University – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Date and Time: Friday 26 June 2020, 4:00pm SAST/Cairo Time

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Description: Description: The workshop will discuss the evaluation in Blackboard LMS system, and how to create assignments, pools, e-test in the Blackboard system, how to import and export questions pools, tests and what are the best settings for the E-evaluation in Blackboard.

Language:Please note seminar language is Arabic  

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8 July 2020: The Power of Visual Note-taking

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Date and Time: The Power of Visual Notetaking

Presenter: Zaid Ali Alsagoff,  AQL Learning Innovation Consultancy (AQL-LIC), Malaysia

Description:

In this webinar, we will explore the basics in drawing, notetaking and digital drawing to empower you to take visual notes both conventionally and digitally. Visual notetaking is the most powerful notetaking method for long-term memory, and unleashing your creative mindset. Educators can use it to visualise, simplify and summarise their courses, modules/topics and lectures. Students can use it as a powerful learning, memory and assessment tool. Visual notetaking is also a powerful tool for creativity, storytelling, brain-storming and problem solving.

At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Draw cartoon faces, stick figures, connectors and other elements for visual notetaking; 
  • Strategize notetaking layouts and take visual notes; and
  • Use Autodesk Sketchbook (app) for visual notetaking.

Please note: This will be a Zoom session – after signing up here you will be automatically transferred to a separate Zoom registration page – we kindly ask you to fill out both. If you signed up previously an email reminder will be be sent in advance with the link for the Zoom registration


Bio: Zaid Alsagoff is a Learning Innovation Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in tertiary and corporate education. He is the founder and CEO of AQL Learning Innovation Consultancy (AQL-LIC), which provides training and consultancy in learning innovation, drawing, visual notetaking, educational technology, memory improvement, speed/smart reading and thinking skills.
He has given over one hundred talks and workshops locally and internationally since 2008. He is known for being an innovative, engaging and inspiring speaker. He has an educational background in Psychology (Bachelor) and IT (Masters). In 2013 and 2014, he was ranked among the Top Ten most influential people in the corporate e-learning sector for the Asia-Pacific region (Bob Little Press & Public Relations). He has also been an AKEPT trainer, member of the National e-Learning and MOOC Committees (under KPM) in Malaysia, and is a certified HRDF trainer. He was recently appointed as a board member of the UNiK school in Istanbul (Turkey).

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5 June 2020: What is 4IR? What does it mean for African universities?

Date and Time: 5 June 2020 – 3 pm (SAST)

Presenter: Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 

Description:

Over the last year the term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) has become pervasive. We are exhorted to catch up and get with the programme but what does this mean in African Higher Education where we are often still grappling with the dynamics of the Third Industrial Revolution across our varied contexts?
This online seminar series aims to inform, facilitate and provoke critical engagement with the implications of 4IR (as both emerging reality and as hype), for higher education in Africa. The series will draw on a range of expert presenters able to think well beyond the hype which is increasingly associated with 4IR.

Please note: This will be a Zoom session – after signing up here you will be automatically transferred to a separate Zoom registration page – we kindly ask you to fill out both. If you signed up previously an email reminder will be be sent in advance with the link for the Zoom registration

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice Chancellor and Principal of University of Johannesburg, South Africa will be the first presenter in the series.


Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is an accomplished scholar with multi-disciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has an extensive track record in human capacity development and has published 15 books in artificial intelligence. Professor Marwala is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg and prior to this he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and Executive Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment both at the University of Johannesburg. He was recently appointed as Deputy Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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