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The Center for Open & Distance Learning (CODL) facilitated a Joint Writers Workshop for writers from the College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) and the College of Architecture and Engineering from October 24, 2016 to October 27, 2016 at the Central Catering Unit (CCU).

The workshop focused on completing all pending instructional materials for Open, Distance and E-learning students and thus was regarded as mop-up workshop.

The Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) organizes regular writing workshops targeting Professors and Lecturers who develop modules for the University of Nairobi's Open and Distance Learning platform.

CODL held a joint writers workshop for the college of Health Sciences (CHS) and College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services (CAVS). The training was held on the 19th to 22nd September 2016 at CCU. About 44 participants attended the training. Participants comprised of both old and new writers.

The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) conducted a joint writers workshop for the college of humanities and social sciences (CHSS) at the Central Catering unit (CCU) from Monday August 8 2016 to Thursday August 11, 2016.

The workshop participants included both new writers and old writers who are completing their modules.

Mr. Odumbe Jackoniah, Director CODL giving his presentation.

For the new writers, the workshop focused on the following key objectives:

  • Sharing inputs for writing instructional materials
  • Developing outlines and outcomes for the modules and lectures
  • Reorganizing and developing lectures in line with the outline requirement
  • Providing for interactivity and visualization
  • Ensuring conversational approach in module development

For old writers, the workshop focused on the following objectives:

  • Sharing the characteristics of effective self- instructional materials
  • Sharing sample modules for getting updates
  • Identifying gaps in modules
  • Completing the remaining lectures
  • Finalizing the module for review complete with activities, summaries and further reading/references
  • Sharing the quality assurance strategies
  • Reviewing the module assigned as applicable
  • Revising the module after review
  • Submitting the finalized modules
  • Developing outline and learning outcomes for new modules
  • Providing the way forward.
  • Some of the writers who attended the workshop




In the 2014/2015 College Performance Contract, the College identified and committed itself to developing self instructional materials in print and e-Learning forms in preparation for launching the following Flagship Projects  through CODL in collaboration with the respective Schools as shown below:


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