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The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Africa 2020

Now in its 11th year, the OLC’s IELOL serves the development needs of emerging leaders responsible for a variety of digital learning initiatives in higher education. Building on the success of the IELOL internationally, SARUA is delighted that this highly sought-after programme will now be available to participants from the SADC and the rest of the African continent at a more affordable rate.

IELOL participants work with colleagues from around the world to explore and understand both the opportunities and barriers to advancing local and global online learning. Programme alumni join a growing network of online leaders in higher education focused on improving and advancing the impact of digital learning on all aspects and formats of higher education.

The IELOL programme is designed for those with leadership responsibilities related to digital and online learning initiatives within their institution with occupational titles such as manager, director, deputy director, deputy vice chancellor, etc.

The inaugural IELOL Africa Programme consists of the following components:

  • A three-week Pre-Immersion Online programme, from 13 April to 01 May 2020. 
  • An immersion week at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-15 May 2020.
  • A post-immersion project from 22 June to 06 July 2020, leading to a presentation by each participant to their institutional leadership.

In addition, programme alumni will be encouraged to attend the OLC IELOL master workshop in Orlando, Florida on November 2020, followed by the annual OLC conference in November 2020. Alumni will also become part of the OLC global community.

Staff from SARUA Member universities will receive priority registration for the annual OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, as well as priority consideration for scholarships to participate in this event. 

The programme fee is $ 1750 per participant (ZAR 24 500), compared to the fee of $ 2950 per participant for the IELOL programme in the USA. SARUA is exploring the possibility of securing a limited number of scholarships for the programme.

 

 

Applications for this event is now open. Please visit the OLC web site for details:https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/ielol-sarua/.

Applications must be received latest by December 02, 2019 to be considered. Individuals accepted to IELOL 2020 will receive an email notifying them of their acceptance on December 15, 2019.

For any enquiries, please contact Phiwokuhle.Kgatla@sarua.org.

 

SARUA Members will receive priority registration for the annual OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, as well as priority consideration for scholarships to participate in this event. 

 

“It changed my career. It gave me a community to be part of, full of colleagues and friends who can be counted on. The collaborations across institutions and across alumni years are incredible.”

— Garvey Pyke, IELOL Alumni

 

WEBSITE: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/ielol-sarua/.

Location: 
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020