NEWAL conducted three online teaching/learning workshops with lecturers and students in order to address challenges related to e-learning and teaching:


Online Teaching Workshop for Lecturers 2020
Online Learning Workshop for University Students 2020

As an outcome of the workshop, four categories of challenges were identified:

Challenges on e-learning

To face these e-learning challenges, the following solutions were proposed:

Solutions for virtual learning in West Africa
Participants at the Online Learning Workshop for University Students 2020

Workshops for Lecturers 2020

Two interactive, online workshops for lectures on e-learning and online teaching were conducted in French and English. Using the Design Thinking Approach, first the needs and problems of online teaching were analysed to then develop solutions. The following Pros and Cons of e-learning and online teaching were identified:

Lecturers Perspectives on e-learning challenges

Here you can find the program of the Online Teaching Workshop for Lecturers.

Workshop for Students 2020

In this online workshop, online learning needs and problems were identified and solutions to the challenges were ideated. Students from Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana took part in the discussion. In summary, these are the students’ reported experiences with online learning:

Students Perspectives on e-learning challenges

Summarizing the current online/e-learning situation in West Africa: In Togo, in general none of the e-learning courses are recorded, while in Ivory coast all courses are recorded. In Liberia there is no online teaching at all. In Ghana some courses are recorded. However, at KNUST University Ghana students have access to 2 GB data per month, however, this is not the case at most Universities in West Africa.


Here you can find the program of the Online Learning Workshop for University Students.