Thank you for attending the Edupreneurs final event

Thank you for all of you who registered to and attended the Edupreneurs final event. We are proud to have brought together such an amazing group of education stakeholders. We have discussed how we can build a digital business education ecosystem in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The final event counted with the participation of

  • Mr. Matti Karvanen, Deputy Head of Mission, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Finland;
  • Mr. Ilary Patrick Lindy, the SAIS Leader Expert;
  • Prof. Samuel John, from the Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering (NUST);
  • Mr. Hasekiel Johannes, Innovation Officer (NUST-NBII);
  • Dr. Altti Lagstedt, Principal lecturer from UAS Haaga-Helia; and
  • Mr. Sebulon David, Glowdom CEO, the keystone organization from the Edupreneurs ecosystem.

For those who haven’t made to attend the event and for those who would like to remember key points of our discussions, kindly find the link to our recorded session below:

Edupreneur Final Event

Thank you again for being part of our joint efforts on building a digital business education ecosystem in the SADC.

Welcome to Edupreneurs’ Final Event

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in the final event of the project 

Edupreneurs: Networking and Empowering Education Enterpreneurs Towards a Resilient EdTech Ecosystem in Southern Africa.

During the event, we will present the main results of the project, emphasizing lessons learned and best practices compiled in the project Recommendation Paper.

The event will be held on 30th August, at 9h00 – 12h30 (Namibian time).

You can register to the event through this online form.

The recommendation paper will be published and available online in the Edupreneurs platform after the event.

See you there!

Edupreneurs’ final capacity building workshop

The Edupreneurs project offers its final capacity building workshop: 

Introduction to Flipped Classroom 

In this workshop, we will implement Flipped Classroom methodology to address the main differences between traditional and flipped classrooms, as well as the conceptual understanding of how flipped classroom is a transition phase of changing teaching practices from a traditional approach toward flipped learning.

After implementing Flipped Classroom, most teachers report both increasing the success rate of their students in the course subject, as well as enjoying more their teaching. Ultimately, we would like that staff experience these results.

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To find Eduix, I put myself out there

Aavaranta in Joensuu. Photo taken by Piotr Bartczak

The website Good News from Finland just posted an interview about my working life in Finland. The series of interviews “From start to Finnish” highlights foreigners’ work experiences. It covers how we have found jobs, overcome challenges in the process, and found the right place to be in Finland. In the interview, I share with the public the different places I worked before Eduix and how Eduix has been a great work place for me.

You can read the whole piece here:

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Networking and empowering education stakeholders from Southern Africa

The Edupreneurs project, funded by the SAIS 2 program, is gaining traction and the first week of June is full of surprises! We will not only offer two workshops for building capacity among education entrepreneurs, but we will also roll out officially our digital platform on June 4th.

The platform is accessible through the link:

The digital platform was developed by Eduix in collaboration with Glowdom.

Click here to access the Platform Launch Event on June 4th, at 11h (Namibian time).

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Edupreneurs offer capacity building in June

The Edupreneurs project will offer two workshops in the beginning of June. These workshops are part of our main goals on building innovation, resilience, digital and professional capacity for the education business ecosystem in the SADC.

The workshops will be facilitated by Hasekiel Johannes (NBII) and Dr. Alti Lagstedt (University of Applied Sciences Haaga-Helia) respectively. Save the dates!

Check out the workshops’ descriptions in the poster below and their respective registration forms further:

Click here to register to the workshop How to identify Business Opportunities in the SADC Education Sector?

Click here to register to the workshop Tools available to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem, how to play your role to benefit fully?

Eduix participated in the event “Nordic Innovations in Education”

The 4SmartGrowth programme, in cooperation with the Chilean partner Momento Cero, organized the event “Nordic Innovations in Education” on April 15th. The 2 days event aimed at highlighting Nordic companies who are developing cross-cutting digital solutions for emerging challenges in education.

You can watch the whole event here !

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The Edupreneurs launch event

The Project Edupreneurs: Networking and Empowering Education Enterpreneurs towards a resilient edtech ecosystem in Southern Africa, funded by the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) 2, was successfully launched on 31st March 2021. The project is developed by the consortium between Eduix, Glowdom and the Namibian Business Innovation Institution (NBII). Over 120 participants from Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Finland registered to the event and will be contacted for further developments.

The event counted on the participation of brilliant keynote speakers and panelists in the morning and afternoon. The event finished with the needs assessment workshop, in which we gathered personal and professional experiences of the stakeholders regarding their challenges and expectations for building a resilient education business ecosystem in the Southern Africa region.

Project stakeholders will benefit from engaging in the project

… by getting opportunities to network with relevant education business organizations and promote their services and products, as well as by receiving capacity building on business innovation and digital transformation. On the other hand, the stakeholders have the crucial role of providing us relevant information about their needs and challenges for thriving in critical situations, so we can tailor the project outcomes to their specific situation.

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Helping to implement Flipped Classroom at a Finnish University

In 2019, I was responsible to design a self-study course and its materials about Flipped Classroom targeted to the international staff of the University of Eastern Finland. That was one of the most important professional learning experiences I’ve had over here. I didn’t know much about this pedagogical approach. I have attended a course whose teacher used the Flipped Classroom methodology. The course was about Quantitative Methods in research and it was, indeed, a very productive learning experience. However, beyond that punctual experience, I did not know much.

When I got the task to design a course and its materials about Flipped Classroom to the international staff of the University, I got excited about how much I had to learn and apply it. And it was just an amazing experience of learning not only about a pedagogical method, but also about institutional curriculum reform, mindset transformation, and pedagogical change.

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