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In response to the AAU Secretriat’s call to support higher education staff in their unplanned mission of remote education as a response to the COVID 19 GLOBAL crisis, the AAU North Africa Regional Office has launched it’s new platform AAU-NARO Academy for training and development.
On 22 April 2020 during the launch ceremony, the AAU–NARO Academy platform hosted an online workshop in Arabic on “Google Suite Tools for remote teaching: a response to COVID 19 disruptions”. The workshop was held in attendance of Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile (AAU Secretary General), Professor Amany ElSharif (Director of NARO), Professor Faiza Osman (Director of EARO), Mr. Maxwell Amo-Hoyte (AAU Director of Finance) and Ms Nodumo Dhlamini (AAU Director of ICT Services, Communications and Knowledge Management).
The workshop took the academic staff, step by step, on building online classrooms and setting up quiz assignments. The AAU-NARO Academy is supported by the Association of African universities as a response to COVID 19 disruptions and is currently focusing on building capacities to use virtual tools for remote learning.
It’s worth to mention that within the scope of NARO to encourage youth, the new platform is “home made” and was designed and created by an Egyptian young man. The workshop was also facilitated by a young fellow specialist in learning management systems.
Article written by Professor Amany Elsharif