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Solen Feyissa, Ph.D. and Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. talk about learning, technology and development.

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Solen Feyissa, Ph.D. and Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. talk about learning, technology and development.

    6 - A dialog on emerging technologies and community building

    6 - A dialog on emerging technologies and community building

    In this episode Solen and Senenge reflect their ten years of dialog on learning, technology, and emerging contexts. The discussion explores their time with the Learning Technologies Media Lab at the University of Minnesota, which was an incubator for the development of thought, theory, and educational technologies.

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer, his work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and the environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on internationazl projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 10 min
    5 - Higher education in the times of COVID-19

    5 - Higher education in the times of COVID-19

    In this episode Solen and Senenge discuss some of the different opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic presents for many established online universities while also exploring some of the challenges these institutions have faced to incorporate any sense of community for their students.

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer, his work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and the environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on international projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 21 min
    4 - Exemplar educational institutions in Africa: Makerere University

    4 - Exemplar educational institutions in Africa: Makerere University

    In this episode, Solen and Senenge talk about Makerere University. Senenge discusses the reasons Makerere University came up in many of the discussions he participated in and why that's a good thing. 

    They also talk about the value of context and local knowledge.

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer,his photos have appeared on national and international news agencies including Vice,  Yahoo! News, and MIT Technology Review. His work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and the environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on international projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 14 min
    3 - One Health Workforce Training: an Overview

    3 - One Health Workforce Training: an Overview

    In this week's episode, Solen and Senenge talk about the One Health Workforce project. Solen discusses his involvement in the project and how it was started as a response to global public health threats such as Ebola, and SARS. They discuss why multidisciplinary initiatives like it are valuable in the fight against COVID and other zoonotic diseases. 

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer,his photos have appeared on national and international news agencies including Vice, and Yahoo! News. His work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and the environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on international projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 12 min
    2 - Alliance for African Partnership Dialogue Series: the overview

    2 - Alliance for African Partnership Dialogue Series: the overview

    In this session, Solen and Senenge overview the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) dialogue series on COVID-19 impact in Africa. The AAP 6-part series featured university leaders, researchers, public and private sector representatives, funding partners, think tank and NGO members discussing how African higher education institutions and their partners are meeting learning and development goals in the time of COVID. Solen and Senenge discuss highlights in the design and delivery of the experience and also touch on key areas for future exploration. 

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer, his work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on international projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 15 min
    1 - The Promise of Open Universities in Africa

    1 - The Promise of Open Universities in Africa

    In this episode, Solen and Senenge discuss Open Universities in the African continent. Much of this episode deals with one Open University in Particular—The National Open University of Nigeria. Senenge discusses what makes the National Open University of Nigeria special and how it's helped solve some of the most difficult and enduring higher education challenges in Nigeria.

    About us

    Solen Feyissa, PhD is an instructional designer at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feyissa does research in educational technology, technology appropriation, and instructional design. An avid photographer, his work in education and behind the camera strive for balance between humans, technology, and environment. Solen is a frequent collaborator on international projects in a wide range of fields and disciplines including education, communication technologies and development.

    Senenge T. Andzenge, Ph.D. is an academic technologist with the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Andzenge partners with faculty, administrators, and academic units to develop inclusive and equitable technology rich learning experiences. He has an interdisciplinary background that blends humanities and liberal arts traditions with experiences that bridge corporate and higher education environments. Senenge speaks, lectures, and consults on online identity and online presence, and is a regular contributor to workshops and webinars on faculty development for online teaching.

    • 12 min

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