13 December 2019: Arabic event: Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Presenter: Yasmin Youssef, CEO & Co-Founder of EduMinds Consulting, Egypt

Date and Time:  Friday, 13 December 2019, 4-5pm SAST/Cairo Time

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Description: This webinar will look at gains and challenges of digital transformation in higher education as witnessed at Ain Shams University and other institutions of higher learning in Egypt.

Yasmin Youssef is CEO & Co-Founder of EduMinds-Consulting and Certified education and ICT expert for interactive education technology. She is also Internal Assessor for the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a Lecturer for master students at the German Excellence Center, Faculty of Pedagogy at Ain Shams University. A Certified trainer for higher education in the field of e-learning and Institutional Development at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Yasmin supports leaders in managing technology, also in transforming and innovating their institutions to provide education for sustainable development and helps educators in integrating technology in an interactive, meaningful and effective way. She wrote many research and conference papers in integrating Technology in educational Institutions and has recently published a book in Germany about “Blended learning and reforming education in Egypt”. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Education Management from both PH Ludwigsburg/Germany and Helwan University/Cairo.

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28 November 2019: The dilemma of teaching with digital technologies in developing countries: Experiences of art and design teacher educators in Uganda

Session format: Once-off webinar

Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019 at 1 pm (SAST)

Presenter:Dr. Wycliff Edwin Tusiime, 

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In this webinar, I report from a case study that thought to understand how teacher educators use digital technologies in teaching Art and Design (A&D) in Uganda. The study employed semi-structured interviews and non-participant observations to gather qualitative data from teacher educators in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda. The findings indicate an occasional use of digital technologies in the classroom and that majority of A&D teacher educators face an ongoing dilemma in teaching without proper access to digital technologies (hardware, software and the Internet) and low digital competences. The findings further confirm teacher educators’ limited awareness of the relationship between technology, pedagogy and content in the teaching of Art and Design subjects. These findings suggest that desired learning outcomes mediated by the use of digital technologies may greatly be impeded.

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Wycliff Edwin Tusiime is a PhD student at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway and a lecturer of Art, Design and Education Technology at the Department of Art and Industrial Design, Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda. He has previously won research grants and published research papers and a book chapter in the areas of art and design teacher education, education technology and vocational education. Currently, Wycliff collaborates with Prof. Monica Johannesen from Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway and Prof. Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir from the University of Oslo, Norway. Their current research project is ‘Developing Professional Digital Competence for Art & Design Teacher Educators in Uganda’.

22 November 2019: Making Websites More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities as a Social Responsibility

Presenter: Engineer Nabil Eid, ACCESS+ABILITY=INNOVATION, Egypt

Date and Time:  Friday, 22 November 2019, 4-5pm SAST/Cairo Time

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Description: Make websites more accessible for Persons with Disabilities is a social responsibility 

  • What is digital accessibility?
  • Are your website and digital content accessible? 
  • Accessibility and the UN-CRPD
  • ICT accessibility policy to implement website
  • Web content accessibility guidelines
  • Web accessibility evaluation tools
  • Test your website for accessibility

Eng. Nabil Eid is a Researcher and international expert on accessibility and assistive technology for persons with disabilities.  An independent consultant with the United Nations on Disability, ITU, Arab Region Office in the Middle East and North Africa,        Partner with Ruh Global Impact, USA, Partner with David Banes Access and Inclusion Services, an international speaker and Author of five (5) books on disability inclusion strategies in English & Arabic 

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