Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar
In this seminar, Professor Joel Mtebe from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) will be discussing the experiences of the university in digital education before and during Covid, and what implications that has for Tanzanian higher education and higher education overall. Professor Mtebe will discuss three interrelated themes in this seminar:
• Past experience at UDSM with digital education, investments and capacity building in ICT, and relevant projects such as Halostudy, a project aimed at improved subject content knowledge of teachers in secondary schools in Tanzania, all of which were drawn on in response to Covid;
• How that past experience informed the Covid present, particularly around:
o What it revealed about digital divides within and outwith the UDSM community
o public private engagements with mobile telecoms to potentially alleviate some of these divides through zero-rated access to UDSM digital education
• Future directions for UDSM and for Tanzanian higher education overall based on these experiences.