PRIME-K continues its commitment in the promotion of new teaching methodologies in the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences. The program does this by facilitating the university’s faculty to develop their lectures into modules which can then be hosted on an E-platform with the main aim of enabling accessibility of the materials to students at all times.
|Mr. Orina, the facilitator assiting faculty|
Thus the program held a 4 day workshop June 17-20, 2014 for the Department of Psychiatry (CHS), to develop E-content materials. The workshop attracted 18 participants who were taken through the crucial steps of writing, developing and converting E-content that is user oriented.
Speaking during the event, Dr. Mary Kuria, Chair Department of Psychiatry, pointed out that the workshop was imperative considering the current world we are living in with the rapid technological advancements. That the workshop brings a fresh dimension for teaching. “This is an significant step in teaching, use of e-content brings a new and exciting way of teaching and also very convenient because the faculty are few, and this method offers a wider reach.” She states
This sentiments are echoed by Dr. John Mburu, a lecturer at the university who says they should have done E-conversion earlier owing to its reach and incredible efficiency in teaching. “E-content offers us lecturers an easy way of teaching and students can learn better as the content is there and they can revisit anytime.” He attests.
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