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MASENO UNIVERSITY ECAMPUS OPEN DAY ON COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING (CBL) AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CBL.

Maseno University E-Campus recently hosted an open day to share findings of the EPICA(Strategic Partnership for the Co-Design of an Innovative and Scalable ePortfolio) Project. The project examines the skill gaps in the Kenyan industry and explores the use of competency based learning in filling the gaps.

The theme of the Open Day was Competency Based Learning: Which way Kenya?

EPICA further seeks to explore a competency based learning curriculum: The new curriculum being adapted in Kenya and the role of technology in implementing it.

Participants for the event were drawn from Maseno University Staff; eCampus International partners (EPICA, ICWE and AVU); Education Stake holders drawn from Ministry of Education (MOE), Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD), Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), Teachers Service Commission (TSC); Local Education Stakeholders and practitioners, Industry and Consumer stakeholders.

The objectives of event were to: present the EPICA project to the different stakeholders, identify synergies for collaboration with the stakeholder, engage with local stakeholders to give room for their involvement and the role of Industry in the practice of the CBL pedagogy.

The EPICA Consortium is formed by the following organisations; African Virtual University, Kenya; International Council for Open and Distance Education, Norway; ICWE, Germany; Makerere University, Uganda; Maseno University, Kenya; MyDocumenta, Spain; Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania; and Open University of Catalonia, Spain.

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