10 June 2020: Drawing for Learning, Teaching & Innovation

Presenter: Mr. Zaid Ali Alsagoff, AQL-LIC, Malaysia

Date and Time:  Tuesday 10 June 2020, 10:00 am SAST

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In this webinar, we will explore how we can use drawing to visualise, simplify and inspire learning, teaching and innovation. The target audience is:
  • All Academics
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Instructional Designers

Please note this is a 2 hour workshop-style webinar. Once registration is done in the form below you are automatically taken to a short additional Zoom registration. We are kindly requesting to complete both.

Bio: Mr. Zaid Ali 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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3 June 2020: EdTech in Higher Education; Designing for Transformative Learning in Post-Pandemic era

Presenter: Ralitsa Diana Debrah, Design Educator and Researcher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana & Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa.

Date and Time:  Wednesday 3 June 2020; 3:00pm SAST/1:00pm Ghana time

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Description:  EdTech in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Afrika is emerging. Many HEIs systems have been designed for conventional pedagogies with fewer Online Learning Programs. The COVID -19 Pandemic has made an impact on education, creating a crisis situation in HEIs, and compelling learners and educators to work remotely.  In this webinar we will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the phase of disruption, reflecting on case scenarios from Ghana and other parts of Afrika. In addition, we will discuss strategies to design for online education as we prepare for the post-pandemic era (the new normal) for equitable access to quality higher education in our various contexts.

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Bio: Ralitsa Diana Debrah, Design Educator and Researcher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana & Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa.

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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.

The event has ended – a recording will soon be available via the e/merge Africa YouTube channel