by dvadmin , 08 June, 2016
A total of 34 participants attended the content development workshop held from the 21st to the 25th of March 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Club in Nairobi, Kenya.
A total of four (4) ICT-integrated Bachelor of Education in Math and Science were developed and implemented through the AVU Multinational Phase I Project (2005 – 2010), by 12 universities drawn from 10 countries. This Program comprised of 73 modules of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT Basic Skills, ICT Integration in Education; and Education Professional Courses. The 73 modules are available in three languages Portuguese, French & English), culminating in a total of 219 modules released as AVU Open Education Resources (www.oer.avu.org).
The AVU Multinational Phase II Project (2012 – 2016) seeks to: revise the modules developed in Phase I and develop new modules as may be necessary; increase the number of institutions participating in the program; and consolidate the gains of the Phase 1 program by undertaking activities of the Teacher Education Virtual Consortium.
The Participating Institutions in the second phase include: Institut des sciences de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Gombe in DRC, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Bamako in Mali, Universidade de Cabo Verde and Instituto Universitário da Educação in Cape Verde, , Escola Normal Superior Tchico Té in Guinea Bissau, University of Education Winneba in Ghana, University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, Open University of Sudan in Sudan, University of Juba in South Sudan, Universite Abdou Moumouni in Niger and The University of the Gambia in The Gambia.
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 program will be delivered in 15 African countries and 18 institutions using the Open Distance and eLearning centers 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 reviewed and new textbooks will be interactive and will integrate videos for better engagement with learners.
So far, more than 2 million people in more than 200 countries have visited AVU’s OERs since 2010.