Current Happening at GTUC

Virtual (Remote) Teaching And Learning Webinar

In response to the closure of universities around the globe, some universities have made the shift to deploy virtual teaching and learning as an emergency solution. The ad-hoc nature of the transition from face-to-face to an experimental virtual teaching and learning approach has generated anxiety among leadership of universities, students and lecturers alike.

Similar to many parts of the global south, Ghana’s underlying technology infrastructure and connectivity challenges are well documented. The way forward as suggested by some experts, is to devise pragmatic approaches that focus on what is accessible, practicable and acceptable within the context of students, lecturers and higher education standards.

Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) is hosting a team of experts for an online event to discuss and share best practices and provide tips on how leadership of universities, lecturers and students can navigate through virtual teaching and learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title: From Face to Face (F2F) to Virtual (Remote) Teaching and Learning-Conversation with Experts

Aims:

  1. To share practices and experiences of educational technologists, institutions and GTUC:
  2. To brainstorm the way forward – provide tips on how policy makers, universities’ leadership, lecturers and students can navigate through virtual teaching and learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and thereafter.

Date:  Friday, 17th April 2020.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am GMT
Medium: Zoom via (https://forms.gle/ESG66X6NJ1KBDmS17)

Host: Prof. Isaac Abeku Blankson, Vice President / Communication & Education Technologist, GTUC

Lead Discussants:

  • Dr. Stephen Asunka – Head, Information Technology and Support Services (ITSS) / Instructional Technologist, GTUC
  • Dr. Ebenezer Malcalm – Dean of Graduate School/Instructional Technologist, GTUC
  • Dr. Esi Akyere Mensah – Ag. HOD, Management & Human Resource, Faculty of IT Business, GTUC
  • Mr. Emmanuel Freeman – Head, Centre for Online Learning and Teaching (COLT), GTUC

International Guests:

  • Professor Laura Czerniewicz – Director, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hannelie Du Plessis-Walker (SFHEA) – Assistant Professor, Coventry University, UK.
  • Lisa Marie Blaschke (Dr.phil.) – Chair, EDEN Council of Fellows & MTEL Program Director, Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L), University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Dr. Nicola Pallitt – Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Specialist, Rhodes University, South Africa & e/merge Africa Team Member
  • Yuli Rahmawati (PhD) – Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Target Group: Teaching Faculty, Heads of Academic Departments, Deans, Learning Designers, and Administrators involved in teaching and learning support

Discussions will be led on the following themes:

  1. Getting buy-in from lecturers and students
  2. Designing Virtual (Remote) Learning materials for students
  3. Implementation and Assessment tools and strategies for Virtual (Remote) Learning
  4. Ensuring quality standards and compliance in Virtual (Remote) Teaching and  Learning
  5. Support services for enhancing faculty and student experiences in Virtual Learning
  6. Developing Policy Framework for Virtual Teaching and learning at Universities
  7. Q & A

For enquiries, kindly contact Frank Senyo Loglo(FHEA) on floglo@gtuc.edu.gh

For Registration:
https://forms.gle/ESG66X6NJ1KBDmS17