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    About DIGI-FACE

    Promoting digital capacities at African Higher Education Institutions

    The Digital Initiative for African Centres of Excellence (DIGI-FACE) is a DAAD funded project for digitalising the programme African Excellence. The project aspires to support the digital needs and enhance the digital capacities of all members and alumni of DAAD African Centres of Excellence and their networks via the development of e- and blended learning modules and digital tools.

    DIGI-FACE stands for:

    • Development and implementation of open, interdisciplinary, digital teaching and learning tools and modules for students, graduates and teaching staff at the African Centres of Excellence.
    • Capacity-building measures and training of trainers for the conception, implementation, use and further development of digital affordances.
    • Development of a digital teaching and learning platform that enables a variety of digital support mechanisms for students, researchers and alumni, enabling them to share innovative teaching and learning ideas and digitally supported documentation, as well as reflection and collaboration activities.

    Check out the Project overview for detailed information:
    DIGI-FACE-Project-Overview
    DIGI-FACE-Aperçu-du-projet
    DIGI-FACE-Projektübersicht


    DIGI-FACE aspires to support the digital needs of all DAAD African-German Centres of Excellence, including strengthening an African Excellence Network via the development of appropriate and user-friendly e- and blended learning modules and digital tools.

    The initiative will enable geographically separated participants to link together as a community of practitioners and enable them to become part of interactive digital learning processes and reflexive research supervision.

    The overall objective of DIGI-FACE is to support the objectives of the African Excellence programme, namely to provide and enable Centres of Excellence to use digital tools in order to strengthen their functioning over a wide range of digital activities. In doing so the aim of promoting digital networking between the Centres of Excellence with each other and their German partner universities, as well as with other relevant stakeholders, becomes achievable.

    Project objectives:

    • Strengthen cross-sectoral skills of lecturers, students, researchers and alumni of Centres of
      Excellence using digital tools
    • Connect geographically separated learners, teachers and supervisor via the digital platform
    • Improve teaching and learning conditions by offering e-, m- and blended learning
    • Initiate/improve technically adapted sustainable solutions for digitalisation at African Centres
      of Excellence
    • Promote networking among the African Centres of Excellence

    Project governance:

    The project is managed by a multicultural and international team of experts collaborating in different work packages and bodies.
    Check out the DIGI-FACE staff and structure overview to learn more about the inner workings of the project.

    DIGI-FACE Review – November 2021 (no. 3)

    There is a new DIGI-FACE Newsletter! In the third edition, you will find information about what has happened in the project since March 2021. There…

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    DIGI-FACE in December – Call for applications

    We are happy to present our last DIGI-FACE Mini module for this year: PowerPoint to E-Learning. 07.-14.12.21 | 2 Zoom Sessions This mini module is…

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    Call for applications for November Modules

    We are excited to offer you two fantastic modules in November 2021: Achieving Research Coherence and Creating Documents with Canva. Learn more about the two courses…

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    Q+A – Platform Launch

    As recently reported on the blog, our DIGI-FACE platform celebrated its official launch two weeks ago. In a virtual meeting on 1 October 2021, the…

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    Platform launch video

    The DIGI-FACE Platform was freshly launched on Friday, 1st October! Check out this video to get to know what DIGI-FACE is about and what the…

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    DIGI-FACE Official Launch: Participants share in the excitement

    Ninety-three participants attended the official launch of the DIGI-FACE platform that took place on the 1st of October 2021. Among the attendees were representatives of…

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    See you tomorrow at the Platform launch event

    This blog post is to kindly remind you of the Platform launch event taking place tomorrow Friday, 1 October at 11.00 am (CET) / 9.00…

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    Last chance to apply for October modules

    We are excited to offer you two fantastic modules in October 2021: Strengthening Post-Graduate Supervision (PGS) and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning (TETL). More information…

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    Group photo of the DIGI-FACE Kick-Off Meeting in March 2020

    Steering Committee of the DIGI-FACE Project

    Training on the use of the mobile Padcaster studio for producing learning videos

    Welcoming to the future of Learning and Research in the African Excellence Network

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