Sharing Experiences and Lessons for Quality Assurance in Western African Countries

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Mohee, Romeela
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience [PRESENTATION] // The PEBL (Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning) project has been initiated by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), in 2017 in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK, four quality assurance commissions in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and 18 participant universities. Currently, the PEBL project is being implemented in 12 universities of two West African countries – Ghana and Nigeria. // The project is the second phase of an initiative launched in Eastern Africa to build capacity in quality assurance in blooded learning and increase the number of qualified faculty to teach in varying disciplines. To ameliorate the shortage in subject matter expertise, the project is designed to develop and share quality assured blended learning modules across institutional and national boundaries. // To enable the development and utilization of courses, the 12 universities will engage staff to participate in pedagogical and quality assurance capacity building activities. The role of COL is to facilitate and mentor the quality assurance staff to ensure development of quality courses and create institutional mechanism. Various training activities, such as holding of workshops, training through online courses and quality instruments to define quality metrics, measure quality parameters and develop quality systems across the institutions will be carried out. Quality improvement systems will be implemented as a result of the gaps identified during the quality assurance audits. // This panel will focus on quality assurance and describe the mechanisms created and deployed to the universities to augment staff and institutional capacity for blended learning in Nigeria and Ghana. The overall objective is to share the experiences and knowledge gained at PCF10. // Paper ID 4921
Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Blended Learning, Capacity Building
Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria