An interview with Dr. Bakary Diallo, African Virtual University, about his experiences at the conference and the importance of e-learning in Africa.
Dr. Bakary Diallo is a native of Senegal and a Canadian citizen. Next to French and English he speaks Bambara, Wolof and Mandigo. He taught at the Secondary Level in Senegal from 1988 to 1997 before joining the University of Ottawa in 1997. Diallo earned a PhD in Educational Administration with a focus on the introduction of ICT in Higher Education Institutions. From July 2001 to July 2005 he worked at the University of Ottawa as part-time teacher at the Faculty of Education as well as a Consultant of Integration of ICT in Education at the Center for University Teaching. Diallo joined the African Virtual University in 2005. He held several senior positions within the organization before his appointment as Head in April 2007.
The African Virtual University (AVU) was initially launched in Washington in 1997 as a World Bank project. It was later transferred to Nairobi, Kenya, in 2002. Five African Governments, Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire signed a Charter establishing the AVU as an Inter-Governmental Organization. The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar, Senegal, to service it’s partner institutions in Francophone and Anglophone West Africa. It’s aim is to facilitate the use of effective Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Methodologies in African Tertiary Education Institutions.
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