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Date and time: 
Fri, 2015-11-06 13:49
Location / Venue: 

CCU, University of Nairobi

(Pictured: Dr. Odumbe makes a presentation)

The Centre for Open and Distance Learning held a 4 day Joint Writers workshop from 2nd November-5th November 2015 at the CCU building, University of Nairobi. The workshop brought together writers from the College of Education and External Studies and the College of Health Sciences. The workshop participants comprised of old writer- Lecturers who have written modules in the past and some new writers- Lectures who will develop instructional material for the very first time.  The participants were drawn from various departments and schools in the 2 Colleges.

The writers are charged with the responsibility of developing instructional materials for Open, Distance and E-Learning Modes of study. The Centre organizes regular workshops to provide a platform for the writers to share knowledge and update their modules.

The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • Share the characteristics of effective self-instructional materials.
  • Share sample of Modules for getting updates.
  • Identify gaps in your module.
  • Complete the remaining lectures.
  • Finalize the module for review complete with activities, summaries and further reading/references.
  • Share the quality Assurance Strategies.
  • Review the module assigned to you as applicable.
  • Revise your module after review.
  • Submit the finalized modules.
  • Develop outline and learning outcomes for new modules
  • Develop the content for the new module
  • Provide way forward.
  • (Picture: Dr. Wafula expounds on a point during the workshop)
  • The workshop was facilitated by the Director CODL, Dr. Odumbe and Co-coordinator; Dr. Charles Wafula.  The facilitators also held separate sessions for the new writers to take them through the step-by-step approaches in the development of self-instructional materials that meet requirements set by the University of Nairobi.  


    (Pictured: Guest speaker Mr. Godson Gatsha)

    On Thursday, November 5, 2015; The Centre invited a guest speaker, Mr. Godson Gatsha to make a presentation on Higher Education.  Mr. Godson is an expert in the field of Conventional and Open and Distance Learning environments. His presentation gave an in-depth overview of the global practices in the field of Open and Distance Learning.

  • Also in attendance were; the college Principal (CEES) Prof. Isaac Jumba, CEPA Director Dr. Digolo and his deputy Dr. Inyega.


  • Download Mr. Godson Gatsha’s profile: HERE

    Download Mr. Godson Gatsha’s Presentation: HERE

    Link to workshop Program


Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2015-11-06 13:49
Contact Person: 

CODL, Director's Office


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