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Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education

Female |TORONTO, Canada

Math and Music Activities

24 Jul

2011 12:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 92 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

This tow hour seminar is designed for teachers who already have some background in music and want to explore the next level of learning opportunities. Peter will train using his Math and Music book and will encourage participation in group discussions.

About the Host

Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education

Brenda Mallinson

South African Institute for Distance Education (non-profit NGO)
http://www.saide.org.za and http://www.oerafrica.org

I work in the area of Learning Technologies: research, management, integration, design, development and implementation. Project work involves capacity building and support for higher education academics to further their expertise in this area, and to create conducive institutional environments for the integration of technology to support teaching and learning via policy and strategy development.

Geographic areas of recent work include: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, and South Africa.

Current projects include:-
1. The PHEA ETI with 7 participating sub-Saharan African universities
2. FAO/University of Cape Coast, Ghana - Food Safety and Quality Standards online course
3. Open University of Tanzania - conceptualization, design and development of a Digital Fluency course for academics.
4. AgShare - OERs for post-graduate Agricultural courses using ICTs.

Exploring Online and Blended Modes of delivery in the African context

In line with international trends, the variety and blend of modes of education provision or delivery in higher education in Africa has expanded rapidly. However, in order to maintaining a pragmatic approach within the given context, and preserve the integrity of the teaching and learning environment, factors influencing the choice and extent of the blend should be identified and explored. With this in mind, consideration needs to be given not only to the extent of spatial or temporal separation of teacher and learner, but also the extent to which digital technology could or should be used to support teaching and learning in a course or programme. Balancing the tension between identified influencing factors would inform the design of a teaching and learning intervention. We could ask ourselves the question: Are MOOCs in their current form an appropriate mode for learners within the sub-Saharan Africa context?

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