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Digital University Africa Webinar: Focus on Nigeria

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

Date
22 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 and best practice for digital higher education QA in Nigeria and Kenya.

What will this webinar cover?

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

  1. Critical reflections on policy frameworks that support digital delivery in universities 
  2. Constraints and limitations that universities face in digital delivery, emerging from the research sample
  3. International good practice and alignment with existing Nigerian policies
  4. Case studies of effective practice in Nigeria and why these have been successful 
  5. Recommendations for national policymakers on the integration of digital teaching QA into national frameworks

The discussions will 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 West Africa, international education organisations, national Universities Commission and Ministry of Education in Nigeria, Association of West African Universities and Association of African Universities.

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Focus on Kenya

Click below to register for part 1 of this webinar series, covering the outcomes of the Kenyan study.

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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 

  • Gbenga Adewale, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
11:15-11:25 (UTC)

International good practice and alignment with exsting Nigerian policies 

  • Akin Odebunmi, Professor of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
11:25-11:35 (UTC)

Case studies of effective practice in Nigeria 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 

  • Representative from the National Universities Commission, Nigeria 
11:45-11:50 (UTC)

Break

11:50-12:20 (UTC)

Q&A

12:20-12:30 (UTC)

Closing comments 

  • Peter Upton CMG, International Education Specialist and Consultant, ACU

Gbenga Adewale, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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

Akin Odebunmi, Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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

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