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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // We explore the impact of blended learning in higher education as as innovative pedagogy integrating problem-based learning and student-centred learning in teaching and learning, during the Covid-19 pandemic. New information technology tools and applications were experimented in teaching and learning at Gulu University between 2020 and 2021 at the peak of the pandemic. The study used qualitative methods and drew on constructivism where knowledge is co-constructed through interacting systems and actors in higher education environment. It is motivating and inspirational to deploy various methods of teaching and learning during the lockdowns. Inspiring innovation such as zero-rating, MEET tool and blended learning were used to address gaps in teaching and learning in university programmes. Preferences for blended learning grew even if institutions operate in resource constrained settings. // We used online training workshops to train teachers on basic ICT tools for content development and digitisation of teachers’ teaching and learning materials. Our findings indicate that lecturers progressively develop ICT skills, attitudes, and knowledge and innovative practices to teaching and learning using available free online applications and ICT resources at their disposal. Students’ attendance was low because of lack of access to the internet and ownership of computers for blended learning. // Paper ID 5677
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 10 (PCF10), 2022
Number of pages8
PublisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL)
Publication date2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event10. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 10 - calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 Sept 202216 Sept 2022
https://pcf10.org/

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Conference10. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 10
Country/TerritoryCanada
Citycalgary
Period14/09/202216/09/2022
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