Designing interactive distance learning in Nigeria

Dr Nicole Lotz and Dr Kerry Murphy recently led a two-day workshop on designing interactive, practical STEM Open Distance Learning (ODL) resources with the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN). The Dean of Science, Head of Applied Science and Director of Learning Resources from NOUN, as well as a delegation of OU and UK academics, explored opportunities for collaboration and further research grants. The first day explored the scope of OU’s learning and teaching resources for engaging students in active learning and NOUN’s progress in practical Science education. The second day asked to put our thinking hats on and look for opportunities for collaboration from which both institutions could learn. Two pathways for NOUN-OU collaboration were identified – a collaborative investigation of the design and delivery of practical STEM curriculum at NOUN, and

The first day explored the scope of OU’s learning and teaching resources for engaging students in active learning and NOUN’s progress in practical Science education. The second day asked to put our thinking hats on and look for opportunities for collaboration from which both institutions could learn. Two pathways for NOUN-OU collaboration were identified – a collaborative investigation of the design and delivery of practical STEM curriculum at NOUN, and an NOUN-OU PhD/Postdoc training programme: STEM+(learning design).

This event was funded by OU’s RAS and eSTEeM and supported by the International Development SRA and School of E&I.

 

 

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