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Join us for the Final Conference of the EPICA Initiative on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12.00 CET (Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm)

EPICA

Brief description

This practical event will lead you through the results of the highly innovative EU project EPICA,  the aim of which was to enhance and increase the visibility of learners' skills, so as to strengthen their employability.

During this event, you will hear about:

  • The relevance of skills for employability;
  • Innovative methodologies to support a competency-based learning approach in any learning environment and;
  • How a European ePortfolio was adapted to address the needs of the African job market.

You will be able to learn from leading experts in the higher education sector as well as listen to the voices of the beneficiaries (students, teachers and employers) who have successfully piloted the ePortfolio in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

EPICA (https://epica-initiative.com)

Attendance at this event is free. Pre-registration is required.

You will find the full information below:

EPICA Final Conference

Date: December 10 2020
Time: 12.00 AM – 01.45 PM CET (Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm)
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Organised by eLearning Africa

Meeting in Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WDsYNsEJT7WnCiZyOfzb3A

Please note that participation at this event is free of charge.

AGENDA

Chairperson of the event: Ms. Philise Rasugu, African Virtual University (AVU), Kenya

12.00 PM – 12.05 PM

Welcome, agenda and introduction of participants

By Ms. Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General of ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education), Norway

12.05 PM – 12.15 PM

1. The relevance of skills for employability. Introduction to EPICA

By Dr. Bakary Diallo, African Virtual University (AVU), Kenya

12.15 PM – 12.30 PM

2. Methodology to assess and make employability skills visible

By Dr. Marcelo Maina from UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Spain

12.30 PM – 12.45 PM

3. Interactive discussion on employability skills (including a poll on most relevant skills to select and discuss)

By Michael Opiyoh, Maseno University, Kenya

12.45 PM – 01.00 PM

4. Live Demo of the EPICA ePortfolio

By Mr. Andrea Contino, MyDocumenta, Spain

01.00 PM – 01.20 PM

5. Success stories from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

students, teachers and employers from the 3 pilot countries

By Prof. Paul Muyinda, Makerere University, Uganda

01.20 PM – 01.30 PM

6. Advantages and benefits of using the EPICA ePortfolio

By Dr. Edephonce Nfuka, Open University of Tanzania (OUT), Tanzania

01.30 PM – 01.40 PM

Q&A – Feedback and evaluations collected

By Ms. Philise Rasugu, African Virtual University (AVU), Kenya

01.40 PM – 01.45 PM

Conclusions and end of the meeting

By Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, Secretary General of ADEA (Association for the Development of Education in Africa) and member of External Advisory Board of EPICA

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