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LATINA Uganda 2015 Course

October 19, 2015

Today, marks the beginning of the Learning and Teaching in a digital world course for members of the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL).

Through the INASP Professional Leadership Grant, the General Secretary of the consortium attended the specialised courses in Cape Town organised by Cape Penninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the team from the LATINA Lab, Oslo.

This workshop is a follow-up activity and with support form the LATINA Lab in Oslo, the workshop has become a reality. The CUUL training site has been set up at: http://edxy.net/cuul/

The morning session started with an Ice breaker as well as setting the session objectives in a participatory manner.

Participants felt it necessary to brainstorm about how libraries can effectively use Social media for academic purposes. It is worth noting that almost all participants are actively using social media for creating, sharing and disseminating information. However, some libraries have not yet embraced social media.

Later in the day we shall be looking at the different tools for creating and sharing information.

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2015 10:24 am

    I am grateful and i look forward to learning more and sharing want i have learnt with my fellow colleagues

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:53 am

      This is learner-centred approach

  2. October 19, 2015 10:28 am

    The continuous initiative by CUUL to keep its members abreast with the information trends is highly encouraging…keep it up!!

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:52 am

      Thanks to our development partners for the funding

  3. October 19, 2015 10:31 am

    What a way to start the week with this training. Expecting to learn a lot more and be a changed person by the end of the fives days. Thanks Agnes and all participants.
    Cheers!!!!

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:50 am

      Active participation is key to learning

  4. October 19, 2015 10:37 am

    LATINA training has made me realize the loopholes we have as librarians in exploiting the use of various social media platforms to reach out to our library users and to market our skills and services as Librarians.

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:50 am

      Let African libraries embrace social media

  5. October 19, 2015 11:31 am

    This is a very nice platform for teaching

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:48 am

      MOOCs are here to stay

  6. October 19, 2015 12:26 pm

    LATINA 2015 Training for Uganda began Today morning at Makerere University Business School for Librarians and it is to run up to Friday 23rd 2015. Facilitated by Ms. Agnes Namaganda the LATINA Uganda Administrator, the training has so far introduced us to what LATINA is all about, social media use in teaching and Learning, How to create a blog, Designing Courses, Quizzes, among others in LATINA. Personally i have learnt to create a blog, create course, create quizzes, edit, to mention a few.
    I can confidently say this training has started well and am sure by the end week we shall be in position to help our colleagues in our institutions.
    I commend Ms. Agnes for using the learner centered and bottom up approach used by LATINA because it has made the training very interesting and lively.

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:47 am

      Pedagogy for librarians is crucial as facilitators of information literacy sessions

      • October 20, 2015 8:34 am

        I liked this right from the call for application and now that am part of the training, am liking and enjoying it. Am very sure that by the end of the training i will be in a better position to help my colleagues and library patron i.e.staff and students

      • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
        October 22, 2015 9:25 am

        True this is a training of trainers, we expect that the participants will train other colleagues

  7. October 19, 2015 12:34 pm

    This workshop is proving yet again that there are new things to learn everyday. I am privileged to be part of this program and hope to learn and implement what I have learnt when I get back to my place of work. Thank you to the sponsors and for organising.

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:45 am

      Technology evolves so you need to keep abreast with current developments

  8. October 19, 2015 12:47 pm

    Am so lucky to be part of this workshop with a theme “Teaching and Learning in the Digital World” being a Librarian and part time lecturer, it will be useful as i will use the knowledge to disseminate information and using it as a lecturing method thus making my work easy.Thanks to inasp for sponsoring it plus the CUUL team.

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:44 am

      You will learn tools for creating , sharing and disseminating information

  9. October 19, 2015 12:53 pm

    The training has been worthwhile… we have been able to learn alot in just a single day. I cant wait to share and implement what I have learnt eg. creating online course courses, formulating online quizzes etc. I am happy to be part of this training because I need to keep abreast of the latest technologies 🙂

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 20, 2015 6:43 am

      You need to take up what you have learnt and apply it.

  10. October 20, 2015 6:39 am

    The training has started on a good gear. many of the social media programs which featured in the first quiz are good. which means as librarians we have to be abreast with such technologies to take libraries to a higher level. Equally, edxy.net site for online teaching is wonderful. the only problem we have as librarians is that, we are taught such nice programs to aid our library work but forget about them shortly after. We have to guide against such habits is my appeal.

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 22, 2015 9:33 am

      Information Science is a dynamic field. With advances in information and communication technology, librarians need to keep abreast with current developments if we are to remain relevant

  11. October 20, 2015 11:34 am

    Thank you very, the training is so far soo good, i wish we could have more training next time

    • Agnes Kanzira Namaganda permalink*
      October 22, 2015 9:13 am

      The consortium is committed to building capacity of its members. Continue to support it by paying membership

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