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AVU Applied Computer Sciences workshop.

AVU Applied Computer Sciences workshop

by , 08 June, 2016

The African Virtual University (AVU), in its effort to address the human capital gap required for sustaining socio economic development organized an Applied Computer Sciences workshop with 18 African universities. A total of 82 participants attended the content development workshop held from the 22nd to the 27th of February 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Program’s implementation has 5 main activities: policy harmonization and curriculum contextualization, quality assurance, curriculum design, content development, and program delivery.Having accomplished the first three steps, the AVU planned the completion of the content development process during this Authoring Workshop.

Participating institutions: Université d’Abomey Calavi in Benin ; Université de Ougagadougou in Burkina Faso ;  Université Lumière de Bujumbura in Burundi ;  Université de Douala in Cameroon ;  Université de Nouakchott in Mauritania ;  Université Gaston Berger in Senegal ;  Université des Sciences, des Techniques et Technologies de Bamako in Mali ; Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration ;  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana;  Kenyatta University in Kenya; Egerton University in Kenya; Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia;  University of Rwanda; University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania ; Universite Abdou Moumouni de Niamey in Niger;  Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal; Universidade Pedagógica in Mozambique; The University of the Gambia in The Gambia.

The participants, who were lecturers from AVU partner’s institutions, developed and reviewed the computer science bachelor program, which will be released as open education resources on AVU platform (www.oer.avu.org).

The Program’s implementation has 5 main activities: policy harmonization and curriculum contextualization, quality assurance, curriculum mapping and revision, content review and/or development, and program delivery. Having accomplished the first three steps of namely: Policy Harmonization and Curriculum Contextualization in a workshop held in July 2012, Curriculum Review and Mapping in a workshop held in May 2013, and quality assurance (workshop held in 2014), the AVU is in the process reviewing the content of the 73 modules developed in Phase 1 and the development of 10 new modules.

The participants, who were lecturers from AVU partner’s institutions, developed and reviewed the computer science bachelor program, which will be released as open education resources on AVU platform (www.oer.avu.org).

The bachelor will be delivered in 15 African countries  and 18 institutions using the Open Distance and eLearning centers previously installed by the AVU in the framework of the AVU Multinational Support Project II.

This project is being implemented in 27 universities and 21 countries spread across Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone African countries.

The project, which will be finalized at the end of 2016, has several components including Teacher Education, Computer Science, Peace Management and Conflict Resolution, Open Distance and eLearning Professional Development (ODeL-PD), establishment of Open Distance and eLearning centers, Research and Development and Gender Mainstreaming.





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