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Report on the Open & Distance Learning (ODL) Workshop organized by the National Universities Commission in collaboration with University of London and hosted by Baze University from 3 rd – 5th July 2018. Mani Ibrahim AHMAD* This workshop with the theme ‘Making ODL Happen” was organized by the National Universities Commission and the University of London (UoL) and was hosted by Baze University from 3 rd – 5th July 2018. The workshop was aimed at providing information, ideas, resources and support for participants to enable them to plan the next stage of the development of ODL in their institutions as well as help participants form networks that will continue to provide peer support thereafter. The three-day workshop held from 8:00am to 6pm daily and there were ten sessions touching on goals, capabilities, policies, strategies, vision, practices, development of materials, quality assurance, industry relations management as well as the design of the courses. The top Management of Baze University attended the opening ceremony. Baze University was an invited as a participant and more than 30 Universities offering ODL in Nigeria were represented. There were seven Resource Persons who conducted the workshop, these were: • Dr. David Baune, an Independent International Higher Education Researcher and consultant, a CDE Fellow; • Professor Stephen Brown, a Professor of Learning Technologies at Dc Mont Fort University, and Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education University; • Ibrahim El Mayet, a Business Manager – Middle East and Africa for the University of London. • Dr. Akanimo Don. Specialist in Cross Boarder Education, fellow of Cambridge, Stanford and MIT as well as Adviser to the British Government on developing International Education Policy. • Dr. Olamide E. Adesina – the Director Open and Distance Education, National Universities Commission. • Professor Olugbemiro Jegede, founding Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Emeritus Professor of Open and Distance Learning and immediate past Secretary General and CEO of Association of African Universities; • Professor Peter A. Okebukola, a Professor of Science and Computer Education and former Executive Secretary NUC. The participants at this workshop benefitted from the robust technical experiences of Resource persons to facilitate the development of strategies, policies and plans for quality ODL programmes in their various institutions. *Dr Mani Ibrahim Ahmad is the Director of Academic Planning

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Profile for Baze University

BAZE FOCUS MAGAZINE (2018 EDITION)  

This is a publication that creates awareness on events in the University, while also serving as a platform for Staff and Students to show th...

BAZE FOCUS MAGAZINE (2018 EDITION)  

This is a publication that creates awareness on events in the University, while also serving as a platform for Staff and Students to show th...