eLAWo'13 - eLearning Africa Workshop 2013 - Invited Speakers and Special Guests

Speakers and Special Guests

Webinar Speakers

Chris Betcher - Google Certified Teacher ... ACCE ICT Educator of the Year for 2013

Chris Betcher
Chris Betcher
PLC Sydney
Boundary Street
Croydon NSW 2132
Australia
Web: chrisbetcher.com
www.virtualstaffroom.net
  Google Certified Teacher
Google Apps Certified Trainer
Adobe Education Leader
ACCE ICT Educator of the Year for 2013

Chris Betcher has been a teacher since 1985 but a learner since 1963. He currently works with teachers and students to help them understand how technology and the web is changing the way we all learn. He spends lots of time on the web, enjoys dabbling with digital media and likes to make interesting things out of 0s and 1s - Source: sydney.gafesummit.com

The Virtual Staffroom

  Distributed Classroom with students around the world
Distributed Classroom with students around the world
and Chris Betcher, eLearning Expert from Sydney / Australia
 

Wenk, Bruno - Prof. Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH

Bruno Wenk, Prof. Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH
Bruno Wenk, Prof. Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH
HTW Chur
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Pulvermühlestrasse 57
CH-7004 Chur
Switzerland
Web: www.htwchur.ch

Distributed Classroom - Concepts and First Experiences

The "Distributed Classroom" signifies face-to-face teaching in classes (with typically 12 to 30 students), where the teaching person and the majority of the students are present in the classroom and the remaining students attend the class using their PCs, laptops and an internet connection.

The documentation of the SWITCH-AAA funded project "Didactics and Technology for the Distributed Classroom" presents the didactical and technical foundations of the distributed classroom, compares the preparation and implementation of selected didactical scenarios in the conventional and the distributed classroom, and describes different options for the required technical equipment (including a short comparison of the web conferencing systems Adobe Connect to the open source software BigBlueButton).

HTW Chur

  Distributed Classroom with Prof. Bruno Wenk
BigBlueButton: Distributed Classroom with Prof. Bruno Wenk
 

Jens Dietrich - Associate Professor

Jens Dietrich, Prof.
Jens Dietrich, Associate Professor
Massey University - Manawatu Campus
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT)
Ag Hort Building, Room 3.42
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North
4442
New Zealand
Web: www.massey.ac.nz
sites.google.com/site/jensdietrich

Computer Science Hands-On. Via Distance Education.

Massey University (Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa) is one of New Zealand's largest universities, with approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural (distance education). Massey employs about 3,000 academics in three physical locations in Palmerston North, Wellington and Albany (Auckland). Massey offers several undergraduate and postgraduate information technology related degrees, including the Bachelor of Information Science in Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering. Delivering this program extramurally is challenging, and has to address issues like

  • fair assessment of different student cohorts including internal and extramural students
  • tutoring extramural students
  • delivering lectures (and not only lecture notes) to extramural students
  • addressing the competition by free massive open online courses (Coursera, Stanford, etc)
  • making money in an environment where public universities are underfunded

I will discuss these issues and the solutions we have developed in this presentation.

Massey University - Manawatu Campus

Invited Speakers

Leena Kloppers

Leena Kloppers

Leena Kloppers
Polytechnic of Namibia
Web: www.polytechnic.edu.na

Georgina Avard

Georgina Avard

Georgina Avard
Polytechnic of Namibia
Web: www.polytechnic.edu.na

Helvi Wheeler

Helvi Wheeler

Helvi Wheeler
Polytechnic of Namibia
Web: www.polytechnic.edu.na
 

Dr. Martina Reitmaier

Dr. Martina Reitmaier

Dr. Martina Reitmaier
Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences
Web: www.th-deg.de

Dorothea Westhofen

Dorothea Westhofen

Dorothea Westhofen
Namibia Business Innovation Centre
Web: nbic.polytechnic.edu.na

Dr. Kauna Mufeti

Dr. Kauna Mufeti

Dr. Kauna Mufeti
University of Namibia
Web: www.unam.na
 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Meyer

Prof. Dr. Manfred Meyer

Prof. Dr. Manfred Meyer
Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen
Web: www.w-hs.de/service/informationen-zur-person/person/meyer

M.Sc. André Nitze

M.Sc. André Nitze

M.Sc. André Nitze
Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Web: fbwcms.fh-brandenburg.de/de/6788

Operi Murangi

Operi Murangi

Operi Murangi
Ounongo Technology Center
Office: +26 462564602

 

Special Guests

Abder Achili

Abder Achili

Abder Achili
Lynda.com - UK and EMEA Office
The Hub
Fowler Avenue
Farnborough
Hampshire GU14 7JF
United Kingdom

Web: www.lynda.com
lynda.com

Ulrich Hummel

Bruno Wenk, Prof. Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH
Ulrich Hummel
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
United Stats of America
Web: www.arizona.edu
and
Polytechnic of Namibia
Centre: Open Life Long Learning
Regional Center: Otjiwarongo
Namibia
Web: www.polytechnic.edu.na

The University of Arizona