Introducing ourselves

Introducing ourselves

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    Dear Seminar participant.

    Wanjira Kinuthia has already introduced herself in the Learning Design topic and here we are inviting you to introduce yourself to your fellow participants and the presenters. Tell us about yourself, where you are from and what made you join this seminar



    I am Wondwossen Mulugeta from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I joined this seminar because I have been engaged in various elearning and mobile governance projects and I am interested in course design and alternative approaches in delivering electronic contents in resource scarce environment.



    Hi to Kinuthia, Jakob and Wondwossen
    Am happy to meet you all. I’m Thula Vilakati based at the University of Swaziland, Institute for Distance Education. We have been involved in co-facilitating a few blended learning design workshops. We are also involved with the VUSSC OER community activities. We are keen to learn more about how to encourage more use of OER and to engage in collaborative research.

    Hi, I’m Kate Whittaker, I currently work at Pearson South Africa in the Innovation Labs team. We have responsibility for supporting teams who have traditionally focused on print publication to transition to producing innovative digital interventions from websites to mobile apps and LMS. I’ve previously worked on an elearning course on microbiology for a global audience and a range of online courses for health professionals at the University of Cape Town.

    I’m looking forward to gaining more insights in how we can work together to deliver creative solutions to provide engaging educational opportunities for wider audiences.



    Greetings to Wondwossen, Thula and Kate. This looks like it’s going to be an exciting and engaging week on Learning design specifically for our context. I work with Educational Technology and assist academic staff interested in using it for teaching and learning.



    Greetings. I am Annette and I am a visual arts education and development practitioner and I have been designing learning materials and programmes for economic development and social justice for communities for a number of years now and I have recently become familiar with social media and its capacity to help me. I have taught at tertiary institutions as well as at schools and informal contexts and I am really interested in how e-learning can help to make a difference to how I can work in future.

    Hi all

    I’m Sukaina and I am part of the MOOC Implementation Team at the University of Cape Town. I’m interested in learning from others’ experiences of designing learning experiences to reach and engage learners from diverse and ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds in African contexts.

    Hi all! So sorry to join so late. I have been experiencing technical probhlems with my computer settings but have since been overcome. I am Phuzukumila (Phuzu) and recentlyn i had an opportunity of facilitating a blended learning design workshop. Iam keen is expanding knowledge on emerging learning theories and educational technologies. I am based at the University of Swaziland. My training is in Educational technology and eLearning. I am excited to be part of this group. All the best!



    HI, I’m Rob. I teach for the Open University (UK) and I dabble in healthcare technology management in low resource settings. I’m interested in setting up accessible learning for both technicians and managers to improve capacity in hospitals and other facilities. I’m interested in loads of other stuff too – I’m an educational jack of all trades, currently juggling courses opening this week in social science, humanities and business studies. And that’s all when I’m not supporting Tottenham Hotspur.



    I am Jolanda Morkel from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where I teach in the Department of Architecural Technology and Interior Design.

    I am passionate about design, whether for habitation or learning, and experiment with the use of ICTs in blended learning environments for project-based, problelm-based and enquiry-based learning. Sorry that I joined so late, but I am still learning even though the forum has, by now, become rather quiet! I hope it wil pick up again during the week end!

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