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Digital University Africa Webinar: Focus on Kenya

A webinar series sharing the findings of an comprehensive study on quality assurance for digital higher education in Kenya, led by the ACU in partnership with Maseno University.

Date
20 Jul 2021
Time
10:00-11:30 (UTC)
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Quality assurance (QA) for digital higher education is central to gaining and maintaining credibility for programmes, institutions, and education systems around the world.

This event is the first of a two-part webinar series sharing the findings of a comprehensive study, led by the ACU in partnership with Maseno University and the University of Ibadan, which examined policy frameworks for digital higher education in Nigeria and Kenya.

What will this webinar cover?

Attendees will hear from speakers on the outcomes of the Kenyan study, including:

  1. Critical reflections on policy frameworks that support digital delivery in universities 
  2. International good practice and alignment with existing Kenyan policies
  3. Case studies of effective practice in Kenya and why these have been successful 
  4. Recommendations for national policymakers on the integration of digital teaching QA into national frameworks

Study findings provide valuable insights into the conditions needed for universities to make a swift and successful transition towards digital teaching and learning. 

Who should attend?

This event is free and open to the public.

We particularly encourage attendance from member and non-member universities in East Africa, international education organisations, Commission for Higher Education and Ministry of Education in Kenya, Inter-University Council of East Africa and Association of African Universities.

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Focus on Nigeria

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The Digital University Africa study and webinar series was funded by the British Council.

11:00-11:05 (UTC)

Introduction 

Peter Upton CMG, International Education Specialist and Consultant, ACU

11:05-11:15 (UTC)

Critical reflections on policy frameworks that support digital delivery in universities

  • Dr Mildred Ayere, Associate Director of eCampus, Maseno University, Kenya
11:15-11:25 (UTC)

International good practice and alignment with existing Kenyan policies 

  • Beatrice Okoth, Coordinator of Learner Support Services and Content Development, Maseno University, Kenya
11:25-11:35 (UTC)

Case studies of effective practice in Kenya and why these have been successful 

Matt Cresswell, Consultant, ACU

11:35-11:45 (UTC)

Recommendations for national policymakers on the integration of digital teaching QA into national frameworks 

Dr Jackson Too, Ag. Deputy Commission Secretary, CUE, Kenya

11:45-11:50 (UTC)

Break

11:50-12:20

Q&A

12:20-12:30 (UTC)

Closing comments 

Peter Upton CMG, International Education Specialist and Consultant, ACU

Dr Mildred Ayere, Associate Director of eCampus, ​Maseno University, Kenya

Dr Jackson Too, Ag. Deputy Commission Secretary, Commission for University Education, Kenya

Beatrice Okoth, Coordinator of Learner Support Services and Content Development, Maseno University, Kenya

Peter Upton, International Education Expert and Consultant, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Matt Cresswell, Consultant, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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