COVID-19 and Technology Enhanced Teaching in Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa: A Case of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

dc.contributor.author Mtebe, Joel S.
dc.contributor.author Fulgence, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Michael
dc.contributor.editor Panda, Santosh
dc.coverage.placeName Tanzania en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-27T22:14:47Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-27T22:14:47Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-20
dc.description.abstract This article aims to share an experience on the process taken by the University of Dar es Salaam to adopt and deliver technology-enhanced teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis. The university started by forming a team which conducted an audit to identify existing ICT infrastructure, skills gaps amongst instructors, and information systems that could be quickly adopted to deliver various courses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Moodle system, Zoom video conferencing system, and Postgraduate Information Management System were identified and recommended. After the audit, 340 instructors were trained on identified systems and 369 new courses were developed. Although face-to-face classes resumed a few months after the training and preparations, postgraduate courses continued to be offered via the blended mode with the Zoom and Moodle systems being used. The experience gathered from this study contributes towards knowledge of ICT integration in teaching and learning and can be integrated into teaching during the COVID-19 crisis in resource-constrained universities in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3903
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 8; No 2
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) en_US
dc.subject Higher Education en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.subject ICT in Education en_US
dc.subject Hybrid/Blended Learning en_US
dc.title COVID-19 and Technology Enhanced Teaching in Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa: A Case of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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