Education Building- Main Campus
On 23rd June 2016, The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL); University Of Nairobi launched 4 flagship programmes in line with the Kenya Vision 2030 objectives.
The 4 programmes are:
i. Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education in collaboration with school of Education, College of Education and External Studies
ii. Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology in collaboration with Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
iii. Master of Science in Climate change in Collaboration with School of Physical Science
iv. Post Graduate Diploma/ Master of Science in Energy Management in collaboration with School of Engineering.
The programmes will be offered through Open, Distance Learning in Print and E-Learning modes.
The launch of these 4 programmes brings to 10 the total number of academic programmes developed by the University of Nairobi dedicated to the fulfillment of the Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship project.
Speaking during launch the acting Vice chancellor; Prof. Henry Mutoro lauded the Centre for their continued dedication to developing Course materials that can be accessed by people across the globe through Open, Distance and E-learning modes. In his speech, Prof. Mutoro noted that “The University as a world class institution must remain at the forefront in the utilization of Educational Technology for delivery and management of higher education”
Dr. Timothy Maonga; representing the Department of Education, Communication and Technology-College of Education and External Studies- that will be offering the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education said that the Department is very dedicated to developing capacity of learners interested in the field of Early Childhood Education.
E-Learning experts from the ICT Centre; Mr. Charles Lwande and Mrs. Jerusha Kosgey also gave a demonstration on the University of Nairobi E-Learning portal. Mr. Lwande said that the many local and regional Universities have benchmarked with the well developed E-Learning portal and that E-learning techonogists are dedicated to work with writers of the courses to further develop courses that are offered through Open and Distance modes. Mrs. Jerusha emphasized on the various inbuilt components of the E-learning portal that can be used by both learners and lecturers.
The event was moderated by the Director, CODL Mr. Jackonia Odumbe who leads a dedicated team of staff members who train writers to develop content for ODeL.
Mr. Jackonia Odumbe; Director CODL