COL supported a workshop on developing policy for the implementation of technology-enabled learning (TEL) at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Bondo, Kenya on 24-25 September 2018. The workshop was conducted based on the findings of the university’s baseline study which examined the utilisation of information and communication technology in teaching and learning.
Inaugurating the workshop, the Vice Chancellor of JOOUST, Professor Stephen G. Agong’ said that “We are already on the path to embrace technology-enabled learning – thanks to COL’s support, the university can now adopt TEL systematically.” He called on the deans of the university to leverage this opportunity to develop an inclusive and realistic TEL policy that can be implemented.
COL’s Education Specialist: eLearning, Dr Sanjaya Mishra noted that “JOOUST is a fertile ground for the success of TEL implementation as the university already has a learning management system and an institutional repository in place. The baseline study also reported that faculty members and students are looking forward to the integration of TEL and the university’s strategic plan aims at integrating ICT in 50 per cent of courses by 2021.”
The workshop was attended by senior officials, deans and faculty of JOOUST. They deliberated on the policy development guidelines presented by Dr Mishra and articulated a draft policy that would help the university strengthen its infrastructure and create an environment for sharing teaching and learning materials and enriching the students’ experience.