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Update - November 2009. “Towards an e-learning model for Nigerian HEIs. Lessons from the ICT Maths Initiative

The ICT math team has developed a model for e-learning in Nigerian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It was presented at an ICT conference, held at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife in September 2009.
At this conference, the University of Jos had a presentation on the “Towards an e-learning model for Nigerian HEIs. Lessons from the ICT Maths Initiative”. The ICT Maths team was also given an entire plenary session to make presentations on “Preparing Nigerians for better communication with the Global Academic Community”. The latter special presentation was very well received. It was the only presentation in the entire conference that was given a standing ovation.
Several institutions including OAU Ife, Bells University, Covenant University, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, and Federal University of Technology, Minna, indicated interest to partner with UniJos on implementing the Jos model.
Several participants suggested that the National Universities Commission, National Commission for Colleges of Education and similar bodies should be approached to adopt the model nationally.
The ICT mathematics team is pleased to share the paper and a power point presentation on the model. The presentation on the model was again made at the Ilorin ngNOG 2009 event in November 2009.
We shall continue to update you on progress with the initiative.

Preparing Nigerians for More Communication with the Global Academic Community

A technology for teaching initative of the mathematics department of the University of Jos.
It is funded by an HP Technology for Teaching Grant and a Nigerian Government, World Bank supported project, in partnership with the University of Jos.

UNIVERSITY OF JOS WINS INTERNATIONAL TEACHING GRANT

The University of Jos has won the 2008 Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching (TFT) Grant. The Grant is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting.

The University of Jos won the Grant alongside two other African Institutions, Makarere University in Uganda and the South African University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. Each recipient of the Grant award would receive a grant of cash and equipment to implement their proposed technology based course redesign integration project. The 2008 HPTFT Higher Education Grant award is valued at about 100,000 US dollars.

The winning project titled “Integrating Technologies for teaching Mathematics in an African University” submitted by the University of Jos Mathematics Department under the leadership of Professor (Ms) W. Sirisena, while Professor L.S.O. Liverpool heads the four person Departmental Team.

The University of Jos announces the presence of an E-book on the Internet

It is my pleasure to announce the presence on the Internet of our E-book on “The History of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Jos” It is, the one of the few digital contributions in a growing body of documentation on ICT developments, within the Nigerian Higher Education Sector. The book can be accessed on the university website http://www.unijos.edu.ng/Partnership/CarnegieTranche2/interventions/ict/...

As we partner with you all, to strengthen ICT in the Nigerian Education Sector and bridge the digital divide, your comments on the book will be most appreciated.

Professor S. Gwanle Tyoden
Vice Chancellor

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