USIU-Africa hosts benchmarking session with Eldoret National Polytechnic

By CTW Team

On Wednesday, March 23, USIU-Africa Online hosted the Eldoret National Polytechnic for an online learning benchmarking session. The team from the Polytechnic visited the University to. discuss eLearning activities at USIU-Africa. The discussions were focused on the following areas: Online content development and management; mode of lesson delivery and effectiveness on students; ICT infrastructure and support; success factors and key challenges in online learning; and capacity building for online teaching and learning. The exercise was concluded by a campus tour of our facilities.

In his comments, Dr. Peter Kigwilu noted that USIU-Africa was constantly seeking to engage with like-minded peers in the advancement of education in the country and regionally.

“We are pleased to host Eldoret National Polytechnic for this benchmarking sessions. As an institution that is always looking to improve its quality of teaching and learning, we hope that this session will be mutually beneficial,” he said.

In his presentation, Director of E-learning, USIU-Africa Online, Dr. Phillip Machoka noted that the University’s success in online teaching and learning was as a result of heavy investment in ICT infrastructure and education technology and continuous training over a period of time.

“E-learning has been in use at USIU-Africa for over 14 years now. With the growth in the number of students over the years, we began to seriously explore how it could expand its online learning offering to correspond to the pedagogical changes it was implementing in face to face teaching and learning,” he said.

USIU-Africa was represented by Dr. Peter Kigwilu - Director QA, Dr. Bernadette Kiarie - Instructional Designer, USIU-A Online, Mr. John Kabuu – Principal Officer, QA and Mr. Ernest Andugo – Principal Technologist, USIU-A Online. The team from Eldoret National Polytechnic was as follows:
1. Mr. James Mwangi-Deputy Principal, Academics
2. Mr. Shadrack Yebei-HOD, Computing and IT
3. Mr. Vincent Sabulei-HOD, eLearning and ICT Integration
4. Mr. Gregory Mutai-Driver

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