Digital study: improving digital resources for teaching and research

The effect of the covid-19 pandemic is widely known around the world today. In the world of education. Universities have had to adapt quickly to covid-19, changing the way they teach courses from a physical model to one that takes distance learning into account. With the impact of covid-19 still visible today, NET-WATER's ACEs decided to strengthen their ability to deliver courses following a blended learning model with online and physical classes.

The study is being carried out by the Disctance learning of the Kwame N'krumah University of Science and Technology, which has extensive experience in distance and online learning.

The objectives of the study are as follows:

  1. Identify the problems encountered by RES-EAU CEAs during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure continuity of teaching and research activities;
  2. Carry out a diagnostic of the IT resources and equipment, digital technology platforms and connectivity available for each African Center of Excellence for teaching, research and distance work;
  3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of teacher-researchers and research staff support dedicated to distance teaching and research;
  4. Identify capacity-building needs for teacher-researchers and support staff in the field of digital education;
  5. Identify best practices in the use of digital science and technology in research and higher education at CEA ;
  6. Identify the distance learning courses offered by the CEA and the courses they plan to offer by distance learning;
  7. Map the key players and partners involved in digital education and science;
  8. Draw up a digital reinforcement and development plan for each RES-EAU CEA, including strategy, action plans, budgets, sources of funding and possibilities for inter-CEA pooling.

This study should enable each CEA to formulate a capacity-building plan for co-education.