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The spread of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent closure of many universities has severely disrupted academic progress across the globe. To assist lecturers with the implementation of emergency remote teaching (ERT), the Association of African Universities (AAU) and OER Africa is presenting a series of four webinars on ERT strategies.

You can access resources from the webinars below:

Webinar 1: Teaching effectively during the campus closure – Tips and tricks

Webinar 2: What to teach during campus closure

Webinar 3: How to know if learning is happening during campus closure

Webinar 4: Communicate effectively during campus closure

 

Webinar 1: Teaching effectively during the campus closure – Tips and tricks

Time stamps

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  • 01:46 AAU Welcome
  • 11:40 Careful selection of materials for ERT
  • 23:07 Provide context for study
  • 28:33 Create student activities
  • 36:52 Provide feedback and support 
  • 1:05:55 Tips and tricks – Insert graphics into PPT
  • 1:19:00 Tips and tricks – Insert YouTube video into PPT
  • 1:23:44 Tips and tricks: How to insert your voice into PPT
  • 1:28:46 Summary and farewell

Tips and tricks videos on YouTube

ERT Webinar 1 - Insert screen capture video

ERT Webinar 1 - Insert graphics into PPT

ERT Webinar 1 - Insert your own voice into PPT

ERT Webinar 1 - Insert YouTube Videos

Webinar 1 Downloads

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Webinar 1 PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar 2: What to teach during campus closure

Time stamps

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0:02:45 AAU Messages
0:15:43 ERT Topic suitability
0:46:04 ERT Resource availability
1:09:12 Sequence ERT sessions
1:17:02 Mastering the LMS
1:25:38 Demonstration - Google Classroom
1:30:56 Summary
1:33:43 Close
 

Webinar 2 Downloads

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Webinar 2 Powerpoint Presentation

Webinar 2 Chat Discussion

Webinar 3: How to know if learning is happening during campus closure

Time stamps

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0:02:48 AAU Messages
0:06:21 Webinar 3 Agenda
0:10:22 Activities that give feedback via the LMS
0:17:37 Exploiting digital diagnostic and formative assessment tools
0:39:59 Webinar 1 & 2 revision test via Kahoot (demonstration)
0:51:25 LMS diagnostic tools and student tracking
0:57:25 Rethinking summative assessment during ERT
1:21:35 Summary
1:26:15 Close

Webinar 3 Downloads

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Webinar 3 Powerpoint Presentation

Webinar 3 Chat Discussion

Webinar 4: Communicate Effectively During Campus Closure

Time stamps

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0:02:23 AAU Messages
0:07:08 Webinar 4 Agenda
0:10:37 Devise a communication strategy
0:33:21 Effective communication practice
0:52:47 Digital communication tools
1:00:03 Synchronous meeting tips
1:26:24 Summary
1:28:50 Close
 
'How-to' videos:

WhatsApp Groups Tutorial

Facebook Page Tutorial

Webinar 4 Downloads

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Webinar 4 Powerpoint Presentation

Webinar 4 Chat Discussion

 

In addition to the materials above, UNESCO IITE and its global partners with the support from the National Commission of China for UNESCO launched five guides on distance learning. The series is aimed at people who have interest in the online education practice. In addition, the publications can provide a vision for the future of e-learning after the pandemic.