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

The ZIMCHE in partnership with stakeholders will be hosting a webinar entitled, the ‘Best Practices of Online Learning with a focus on engineering 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 engineering a webinar will be held on the 7th of July 2022. Participants will be required to register and complete by 955am. The talks will start at 10am until 1230pm.

The draft program is as follows:

930 to 1000Registration of participants
1000- 1010Introduction and objectivesProf K.P Dzvimbo
1010-1035Teaching and learning online local perspectives and lessons learntProf. Makurira (UZ)
1035-1100Creative ways of online teachingEng. P. Mlambo (CUT)
1100-1130Technology enhanced learning for practical subjects/ virtual laboratoriesDr F. Otto (Makerere University-Uganda)
1130-1200Online assessments in Engineering programmes
Dr F. Mbatha (Design and learning consultant)
1200-1230Question and AnswerAll presenters