11 June 2020: Using Trauma-Informed Approaches to Support Instruction: For COVID-19 and beyond

Presenter: Hannah M Grossman, PhD, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (US)

Date and Time:  Thursday 11 June 2020; 6:00 pm SAST/ 9 am PT

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Description: In this webinar, we will explore how traumatic stress can impact learning, both generally and in a  COVID-19 learning context. After this we will discuss 6 trauma informed learning principles and explore how they can be applied to support learning. We will conclude with time for a general Q-and-A and some collaborative problem-solving around trauma-related teaching issues. This session will be recorded.

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Hannah Grossman, PhD

Bio: Hannah M Grossman, PhD is an instructional designer for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. She specializes in adult learning using a cognitive load framework to create contextually-embedded guiding principles for product design and development. Her work spans low-literacy skill-based learning, cross-cultural collaboration, design-based research, social emotional learning, trauma-informed instructional and process design, and problem-based learning.

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15 June 2020: How Difficult can Online Facilitation be?

Presenter: Tony Carr, e/merge Africa in collaboration with IAF Africa

Date and Time:  Monday 15 June 2020; 3:00pm SAST

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Description:  Whether you identify primarily as an educator or facilitator you already know a lot about facilitation before you take your practices online. This event considers how online facilitation is different from face to face facilitation and includes some key factors and advice that will support successful online facilitation. The event will include a lot of interaction with participant perspectives including small group activities in breakout rooms. The webinar also introduces the Facilitating Online course which trains facilitators of online courses, workshops and networks.

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Bio:

Tony Carr is the Convener of e/merge Africa and educational technologist in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

He has lived in Durban, London and Cape Town. After an earlier career as a Business and Economics educator a fascination with online interaction led to his work since 2000 as an educational technologist. His operational and research interests include online collaboration, communities of practice in staff development, online facilitation and online professional networks. In 2014 he received a Dewey Winburne Community Service Award. He has co-authored the OER Facilitating Online Guide for Course Leaders. He developed the Facilitating Online course which he also convenes.

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27 May 2020: Emerging Technologies for Online learning

Presenter: Yusif Amadu, University of Ghana

Date and Time:  Wednesday 27 May 2020;  1:00pm Ghana Time /3:00pm SAST

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Description: In this webinar, you will have a sense of how each of the emerging technologies is relevant for online learning, the current state of development, and challenges and opportunities associated with each technology especially in online learning.

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Bio: Mr. Yusif Amadu, Principal Information Technology Officer with the University of Ghana Computing Systems, eLearning Unit

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