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Learn Zambia 2017

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Please note: The first (20th/21st) event has now finished, but we have set up a moodle, and a WhatsApp group. You can still register, and join our platform. We hope to organise future events.

Learn Zambia 2017 is a distributed learning event, taking place online, 20th and 21st July. The event focusses on effective teaching and learning in higher education, with a particular focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by Zambian institutions, such as the large demand for higher education, with capacity not always keeping pace. The event in itself is also an example of how distributed learning can help to raise quality while increasing capacity.

The event will be delivered through Moodle, with additional facilitation via WhatsApp (or Skype/Hangouts). However, it is not online learning: Participants have to attend in pairs (ideally small groups), in their chosen location. As the event is aimed at lecturers, this should be possible.

The event will include different activities, focussed on

  • Large Class Pedagogy (“LCP”)
  • Large class technologies
  • Free + open resources: OCW, TedX, YouTube ...
  • Open data, open content, open licensing, Digital Principles
  • Resource creation
  • Video capture / lecture capture
  • Open source for productiviy and research (OO, Zotero)
  • Leadership for Learning

and others. On the sign-up page you'll be able to suggest particular areas of interest. All content for the event is open content, and is openly licenced.

If you are a lecturer at a Zambian higher education institution (such as a university or a college), and you have not yet filled in the survey, please do this now. It is available at

If you have not yet circulated the survey to your students, please circulate it

The event is open to anybody who would like to participate. The short link for the registration page is - feel free to share it, particularly among lecturers at Zambian higher education institutions. If you are the first person from your institution (or you don't know of others at your institution who are participating), get somebody else to sign up, in order for you to work with them.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event is online. You should get others from your institution to sign up, and meet with them at your institution at 8:00 on Thursday. You will need to have at least one person to work with, but ideally a group of four. If thereare more than four of you, we expect you to form groups of four.

When exactly does the event take place?

There are 3 sessions:

  • Thursday 8:00 - 10:00
  • Thursday 10:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday afternoon: self-study (2 hours)
  • Friday 8:00 - 10:00

You need to attend all sessions. You can do the self-study in your own time, but you do need to do it before Friday.

You may want to make some arrangements to have tea or a snack available in the break.

What can I bring into the event?

Information is provided in the confirmation email.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Yes, a contact email is provided later.

What's the refund policy?

The event is free. But we ask you to cancel your ticket if you are not attending.

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