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East London lecturer wins international praise for helping students adapt to online learning


East London accounting lecturer Daylan Staude has won international acclaim for what a panel of judges called an inspiring and imaginative programme to help his students adapt to digital and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Daylan, of the University of Fort Hare, has been honoured by London-based Learning Technologies in the category Best International Digital Transformation of a Training Programme in Response to COVID-19.


"The judges were blown away by what one person can achieve with so little budget and resource," the official commendation noted.


"Overcoming significant challenges including low internet coverage, lack of ICT equipment and poor digital literacy, Daylan designed an inspiring programme using an imaginative, well-designed data-friendly blend of videos, WhatsApp and downloadable content to keep his accounting students connected, motivated and achieving their targets purely via their mobile phones. A replicable model and inspiring story."


Learning Technologies is Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.


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