CUNIMA Shares Knowledge to MAU on E-learning
The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) this week shared knowledge to officials from Malawi Adventist University (MAU) Malamulo Campus on how they can implement E-learning to their students in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials from MAU were drilled on how they can use Online platforms to teach students from their respective homes as the country continues fighting against the spread of Coronavirus that has hit hard the world.
During the training, Director of Academic Affairs at CUNIMA, Rev. Dr. Dominic Kazingatchire disclosed that the University adopted Google Classroom as platform that is now being used for teaching students at CUNIMA.
“We had to look at the effectiveness of this platform and its practicality. In its nature, it is cost-effective, can be monitored easily and can accommodate up to 10000 students” said Kazingatchire.
“It also solves some challenges like persist power cuts because students are to still get whatever the lecturer has left for them on that platform unlike other platforms like
ZOOM, Meet that demand more bandwidth from our students at the same time they require every student to be online when the lecturer is teaching” added Kazingatchire.
He added further that University has put in place measures to monitor the effectiveness of teaching students online as a way of maintaining her image of being the centre of excellence that has been offering quality holistic education in the country for the past years.
Kazingatchire then applauded MAU for trusting CUNIMA to train them on how they can implement E-learning to students under their University.
Head of Basic Sciences, Department at MAU Victor Nkungula who led the team from MAU applauded CUNIMA for sharing the skills and experience on E-learning saying the training has marked away forward for them on teaching their students away from the campus.
Officials from MAU have been enlightened on how they can roll out Online learning, possible challenges and how they can be dealt with and the practicality of Online learning to both students and lecturers.
CUNIMA started teaching its students from their homes weeks ago following the directive of Malawi Leader Peter Mutharika who ordered the closure of schools in the country some months ago due to COVID-19.
As schools remain closed due to the pandemic that has scared everyone in the world, E-learning has been opted to be the most feasible way of delivering learning materials following the suspension of face-face teaching across the globe.
By Luke Bisani (CUNIMA Publicity and Marketing Officer)