Teaching old dogs new tricks-Google hosts Faculty Training in East Africa

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Google is hosting a 3-day workshop in Kenya and Uganda  to help lecturers/professors introduce modern technologies and new approaches to teaching programming into their curriculum.  The Google team held the faculty development workshops on 24 – 26 Sep 2012 at Strathmore University, Nairobi and will host similar ones from 27 – 29 Sep 2012 in Kampala, Uganda in recognition that teacher development and education are key factors in curriculum and talent development for the future.

They invited 40 lecturers/professors from 14 Kenyan universities and colleges to attend the 3-day workshop in Nairobi and have also invited 40 faculty members from 11 Ugandan universities to attend the workshop in Kampala.

The first two days of the workshop, targeted at computer science and engineering lecturers/professors, will introduce academics to practical approach to teaching web technologies and application development based on Google Web Technologies. The course will demonstrate how the technologies can be used in practical courses and class projects. The third day of the workshop will introduce university faculty and staff to Google tools for educators that they can integrate into everyday life on campus – learning, teaching, researching, sharing and collaborating.

Google run similar workshops in Nigeria and Ghana earlier in the year.

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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