This year we made a cut! We gave away all paper-based books. Most of them went to the German School in Addis Ababa. No paper anymore - just digital books. It really was a very painfull process of detaching - but I had to admit, that contiuing to transporting a few thousand books around the world in the 21st century - the digital age - does not make any sense anymore.

The ECSU Intranet Startpage

Our project started in November 2011 with modularizing all 16 master curricula of the ECSU. Initially, this did not have a direct connection to our e-learning project. It was a high priority of the university due to national policies for higher education.

Speaking at the E-Learning for Africa Conference 2014 in Kampala, Uganda

I am honoured to be invited as one of the Speakers at the E-Learning for Africa Conference 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. My proposal with the rather longish title Implementation of E-Learning at the Ethiopian Public Sector University (ECSU): Strategy, Policy, Organizational Development, Didactics & Technology was accepted.


An appreciation for MOOCs.

First of all I would like to express my appreciation for universities who open their courses or modules for the rest of the world and offer them in form of MOOCs. I know that there are a lot of controversial opinions about MOOCs. They may have their challenges from a didactical point of view. E.g.


On my Way to e-learning for Africa

@Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo Airport, Mug&Beans

On my Way to e-learning for Africa

Sitting at Johannesburg Airport at Mug & Bean (next to a serious(!) cappuccino) - going to Namibia - Windhoek - for the big eLearning Africa conference! Yeah!


If something is not graded, then it is not learned?

In education science there is a famous citing about the importance of assessment: "If something is not assessed in higher education, then it is not learned" (Reeves 2006, p. 299).   From a teachers perspective, I must say, that this is completely right.  If learning is not assessed, at least we as teachers cannot be sure, what we actually might have achieved.