Panel Presentation CNT143
Using Video to Teach
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
Technology replacing the teacher? We'll discuss best practices and the cognitive science and research behind the use of video in learning.
Wits university, South Africa
Using YouTube to Teach
Shakira Akabor is an Academic tutor and PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
She has over 12 years’ experience teaching Maths and Social Sciences in a mainstream classroom at primary school level. She is especially passionate about the ways we can include rather than exclude children in our classrooms, especially those learners with different learning needs.
Shakira is the host of Schools Out, ITV’s educational programme which airs on Saturday mornings at 10am, Dstv channel 347.
Plan B Learning, UK
The Cognitive Science and Research behind the Use of Video in Learning
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!