Blended online course development in Uganda

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COL supported a five-day workshop on developing blended courses at the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) from 10 – 14 September 2018. The workshop was aimed at assisting teachers to develop blended courses for UMI’s MBA programme, using learning management system (LMS). Earlier in 2017, COL supported the development of a Technology-Enabled Learning policy and trained teachers to use the LMS.

Inaugurating the workshop, UMI’s Director of Programmes and Student Affairs, Dr S. Kasozi Mulidwa said that “COL’s support is timely and would help UMI faculty to gain new technology-enabled pedagogical practices as well as reduce their workload.” He requested participants to deliver the developed programme to students in the upcoming semester in early 2019.

COL’s Education Specialist: eLearning, Dr Sanjaya Mishra said “the blended courses developed at UMI will help about 250 students per semester. However, the capacity that is being developed there should also serve as a national resource for strengthening the quality of education in Uganda by using appropriate technologies.”

The workshop was facilitated by Mr Andrew Moore from South Africa and attended by 20 teachers who are developing modules and courses for UMI’s MBA programme.

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