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Webinar on Best Practices of Online Teaching and Learning – Special Focus on Teaching Agricultural Sciences

The ZIMCHE in partnership with stakeholders will be hosting a webinar entitled, the ‘Best Practices of Online Learning with a focus on agricultural sciences teaching. This will bring together local speakers with others from across the global higher education sector to share and discuss the experiences and challenges of online learning in agricultural sciences. 

Due to the global pandemic, the past years have seen a massive rise in online and remote learning, something which was completely alien to many HE -teaching professionals. This transition inevitably led to challenges and lessons being learned about the best way to conduct remote learning sessions to maintain teaching effectiveness.  

Considering the disruption of COVID 19 and the resurgence of the utility of the affordances of ICTs, what is the future of blended teaching in our system especially in the agricultural sciences. What are the best practices that can be shared with faculty? To ensure that all faculty in charge of teaching and learning agricultural sciences a webinar will be held on the 23rd of June 2022. Participants will be required to register and complete by 955am. The talks will start at 10am until 1230pm.

The following categories of staff are encouraged to attend:

  1. Vice Chancellors
  2. Pro-Vice Chancellors
  3. Quality Assurance Directors
  4. Deans of Faculties _ Agricultural Science programmes
  5. Head of Departments -Agricultural Science Programmes
  6. Administrative staff in Agricultural Science programmes
  7. Lecturers teaching Agricultural Science programmes

Each relevant degree programme must be represented in all the Universities accredited by the ZIMCHE. The Microsoft Teams platform will be used

The draft program is as follows:

930 to 1000Registration of participants Dr Hapanyengwi
1000- 1010Introduction and objectivesProf K. P DzvimboProf F.Z Gumbo
1010-1040Teaching quantitative courses  online  Dr F. Mbatha (Design and digital learning consultant)Dr B. Moyo
1040-1100Online assessments experiences from Africa UniversityDr Pedzisayi (AU)Dr Poshiwa
1100-1120The X-P pen for econometricsTBA (UZ)Prof Murungweni
1120-1200Technology enhanced learning for practical subjects/ virtual laboratoriesDr Francis Otto (Makerere University Uganda)Prof Nyakudya
1210-1230Question and AnswerAll presentersDr Hapanyengwi