IUEA launches online teaching platform
This lockdown period should not be wasted. Education institutions, teachers and students should keep their normal activities alive to complete the syllabus through online and distance learning
Recently, the higher education landscape has caused universities and colleges to search for innovative ways to engage students, deliver a richer learning experience and provide easy access to curriculum, events, grades, and schedules system.
International University of East Africa (IUEA) has launched an online teaching platform dupped "mElimu" to enable lecturers to engage students through a platform that incorporates indefinite training, support, maintenance, upgrades, server capacity and storage for learning. This innovative learning vertical will empower IUEA to communicate and collaborate in completely novel ways to students.
According to Wasiki David, Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Management International University of East Africa (IUEA), the period during the lockdown over COVID-19, should be utilized with innovations that will enable educational continuity.
"This lockdown period should not be wasted. Education institutions, teachers and students should keep their normal activities alive to complete the syllabus through online and distance learning
and get their diplomas and degrees in due time" David said
He said that the launched mElimu platform by The International University of East African (IUEA) will serve as a large-scale remedy for the loss of classroom-based education and enable the continuity of learning programmes through online learning, and distance learning.
Wasiki explained that mElimu as an offline- online learning platform will require commitment and discipline from teacher and learners and that through this innovation, the academic performance will be as good as traditional format.
"The mElimu offline- online learning platform will enable the learners to read the same texts, complete the same assignments, and listen to the same monologue of the lecturers. We should embrace technology, work from home, and continue the ‘academic production" he said
He urged institutions and students to embrace technology and rethink education especially during this Corona pandemic.
"Universities universities and other higher institutions other than providing students with technical skills cultivate the prosaic intellect.They should enforce the teaching of soft skills that that will assist the students to be capable of engaging with the inherent uncertainty of existence…" he said
The Government recently came up with different options for learners to revise through distribution printed materials and virtual learning programme conducted on Radios, TVs, and zoom classes as a way to avert the issue of having a dead year.