Join the AAU’s Faculty Online Modular Training

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June -August, 2020

The AAU Faculty Online Modular Training (FOMT) is scheduled for 4th June 2020 to 27th August 2020.  This online teaching modular training is targeted at all academics in African Universities to help them enhance their skills in online and remote teaching and learning.

(No participation fees required)

The specific modules, as well as dates and times for each are indicated below:

    JUNE COHORT
MODULES DATES TOPICS
1 Monday, 1st June 2020

Time: 12:00GMT

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE 

This webinar exposes participants to how to effectively be involved in online discussions, respond to questions, provide feedback and encouragement, so students feel more supported and engaged in their online course.

2 Thursday, 11th June 2020

Time: 12:00GMT

 

HOW TO TEACH ONLINE

This webinar explores the benefits and challenges of moving classes from face-to-face to the online environment; develop plans to set your students up for success; and create and share approaches and techniques for the continuity of moving teaching and learning to the online environment.

3 Thursday, 18th June 2020

 

Time: 12:00GMT

HOW TO WELCOME STUDENTS TO THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT

This webinar exposes participants to how to effectively welcome students to your online course in ways that support them and let them know that you are committed to their continued success, including the usage of specific methods like video, Q&A and social forums, as well as  effective online communication techniques.

4 Thursday, 25th June 2020

Time: 12:00GMT

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR ONLINE COURSE

This webinar exposes participants to how to organize your course from the students’ point of view using available tools. Students can become confused, frustrated, or disengaged if they find it challenging to simply navigate a course learning environment.

 

 

   JULY COHORT
5 Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Time: 12:00GMT

 

PLANNING AND FACILITATING ONLINE DISCUSSION

This webinar exposes participants to the techniques to help students get the most out of online discussions. Learn and discuss with online teaching and learning experts how to provide rubrics, create reflection activities, provide strategic feedback and more.

6 Thursday, 9th July 2020

 

 

 

Time:

12:00GMT

SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS TOOLS IN ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING

This webinar introduces participants to the use of synchronous and asynchronous tools in online teaching and learning and discusses the merits and demerits of each.

Synchronous interaction occurs when the instructor and students participate in real time in the online classroom.  Teaching and learning occur at precisely the same time. Asynchronous interaction occurs when the instructor and the students do not interact directly and employ time-delayed tools to facilitate teaching.

 

7 Thursday, 16th July 2020

 

Time: 12:00GMT

PRESENTATION TOOLS IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

There are several fantastic presentation tools that creates engaging, fun and interactive slides. This webinar teaches instructors how to use presentation tools besides PowerPoint to effectively communicate ideas to participants.

8 Thursday, 23rd July 2020

 

Time: 12:00GMT

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

 

A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. This seminar exposes participants to different types of LMSs, both open source and proprietary learning management systems.

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AUGUST COHORT
9 Thursday 6th August 2020

 

 

Time: 12:00GMT

ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOLS

 

Assessment is generally regarded as the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences. It is also regarded as the routine tasks students undertake in order to receive feedback on their learning and a mark or grade signifying their achievement. Given contemporary trends in online education, assessment has moved to the virtual environment. This webinar will focus on the different types of assessment and the tools available to conduct online assessment

10 Thursday 13th August 2020

 

 

Time: 12:00GMT

FILE SHARING TOOLS

These are tools that enables the practice of sharing or offering access to digital information or resources. There are many file sharing tools available today but finding a solution that is secure enough for sensitive data can be difficult. The webinar explores different types of file sharing tools such as Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Evernote, and others.

 

11 Thursday 20th August 2020

 

Time: 12:00GMT

SCREEN CASTING TOOLS

 

These tools allow users to quickly capture screenshots of a selected region, window, or entire screen. Such tools allow users to record lectures directly from their computer, without additional classroom equipment. The webinar examiners several screen casting tools such as screencast-o-matic, TechSmith Camtasia tools, and others

 

12 Thursday, 27th August 2020

 

Time: 12:00GMT

SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS

 

Also known as folksonomy, collaborative tagging, or social indexing, it is a way for people to store, organize, search, and manage “bookmarks” of web pages. These bookmarks are usually public and can be viewed by other members of the site where they are stored. The webinar introduces participants to several social bookmarking tools such as Digg, Diigo, Delicious, and others.