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Nkumba University Lecturers Trained on E-learning Integration

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Following the construction of an e-learning content digitalization hub, the Mastercard-Cyber school partnership returned to train Nkumba University policy makers and lecturers on e-learning pedagogy and policy formulation on the 7th and 8th September 2023.

The two-day training which aimed at equipping the institution’s policy makers and lecturers with skills necessary for effective instructional design, content development and policy formulation for e-learning was conducted by experts from Eight Tech Consults.

According to Dr. Drek Patrick Mirembe, a tech expert from Eight Tech Consults, the training was to help Nkumba University policy makers to develop a strategy that will,”set Nkumba University to the path of integrating e-learning in teaching.”
He further noted that, “we are here to build e-learning capacity for Nkumba University.’


Lecturers keenly following during a step-by-step practical seesion

Nkumba University’s E-Learning Officer, Mr. Joseph Lwevuze, pondered on the staff’s active participation in the E-Learning Training Sessions and also acknowledged the significant strides the university has made towards amplifying digital learning.

The training had two session running concurrently with one tailored to policymakers, empowering them with the skills required to develop an e-learning policy, and business model strategy that aligns with the university’s vision for the virtual future.

Another session saw over 200 teaching staff immersed in learning the art of integrating e-learning pedagogy into modern teaching methodologies.

The sessions were designed to empower lecturerers to harness the power of technology, ensuring that students receive the highest quality academic experience possible.

Speaking to Nkumba University news yesterday, the Assistant Academic Registrar, Mr. John William Otim was optimistic that the “training will help our policy makers to come up with functional e-learning policies and provide our teaching staff with skills to seamlessly integrate the aspect of virtue learning in their teaching method.”

Cyber School-Mastercard partnership aims at “implementing the e-learning initiative, a system strengthening program that is leveraging opportunities for the youth to access quality and market-relevant education and transition into meaningful and dignified work.”
Nkumba University is one of the 7 higher institutions of learning benefiting from the Cyber school-Mastercard partnership.

Last month, the partnership yielded the construction of a state-of-the-art studio poised to help lecturers and students with content creation and digitalization.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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