This summer holiday, members of the Academic staff at Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO), were trained on Digital Education Learning from 20th to 22nd of August 2019. The training dubbed The Commonwealth Digital Education Learning Training in Action (C-Delta) complimented the agreement that was sign between KAFUCO and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiated by the Principal of the University College and Dr. Mishra Sanjaya, the lead e-learning educational expert. The training, a long-term program and Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) spearheaded by the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT), focused on understanding digital identity, developing personal learning networks, sharing digital education leadership with others, using C-DELTA platform among other topics.
In his opening speech, Prof. Ogodo. M.J. Nandi, the Principal of the University College, stated the importance of technology as the driving force of the institution. He indicated that currently the University College has embarked on building a modern ICT infrastructure to support the Open and Distance Education Learning program (ODeL) that was launched last academic year. He challenged lecturers to not only be digital content consumers but also content creators since technology was available as tool to assist them generate concrete knowledge. He added that with the current recruitment of senior lecturers, coupled with a series of capacity building workshops on e-learning, research and grant proposal writing he believes, there shall be quality service delivery in teaching and research. The Principal recognized that this training was a platform for preparing members of staff for the future.
Other collaborative research, capacity building and linkages includes the University of Salisbury in the USA, to which KAFUCO hosted the CADFP fellow Prof. Fulbert Namwamba, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology and Maseno University among others.
We look forward to the implementation of the newly acquired knowledge and more collaborative initiatives on technology enabled learning delivered by COL. For more information about C-Delta Click on https://cdelta.col.org/