Kaimosi Friends University College academic staff have been trained on creating course content for open-source learning platforms.
This propels the University closer to achieving Technology-Enabled Learning goals of availing blended course material on the Moodle application for unlimited access by students
The training was done by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), which is helping KAFUCO transform approaches to teaching in line with modern learning habits. COL e-learning expert Johan Fouche of South Africa based JF Multimedia steered the three-day training between March 24, 2020, and March 26, 2020, in KAFUCO.
The workshop training material have also been uploaded onto our servers for unlimited access by lecturers for guidance in content creation.
Between now and May, our lecturers are expected to create and upload all course content onto Moodle, enabling students access on the go. The third phase of training in May will assess progress and strengthen the creation of interactive material that will include links to videos, graphics and thousands of material on the Open Educational Resources.
COL has further pleadged to support KAFUCO in formulating the implementation matrix and monitor progress until we get it right.
Fouche said “the training will be a huge advantage to students who will be trained for the future job demands.”
Our Principal Professor Ogodo J.M Nandi who closed the workshop thanked COL for partnersing with KAFUCO and described technology-enabled learning as the future of acadremic training.
He said the University College will commit towards establishment of a solid implementation matrix and challenged the lecturers to treat the opportunity with the seriousness it bore.
He asked COL to continue supporting the University on the project.
KAFUCO has installed smart boards in lecture halls as part of efforts to strenthen training. Coupled with TEL the University is looking to revolutionize training for the 21st Century learners, who, research has shown, are drawing information from the internet and on the go.
TEL seeks to make leraning interactive and material accessible anytime, anywhere.