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IMPDET Research seminar and Visiting lecture in the NSS Garage Computing -project

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time: 10-13

Place: edTech-lab (2D309), Science Park, Joensuu

Presentation given by: Mr. Joseph Kizito Bada, Lecturer, Department of Business Computing, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda

Schedule

In the research seminar, Mr. Bada will give three 45 minutes presentation with slightly different focus.

10:15 - 11:00 Applying Computer and Video Games for Health Education in Ugandan High School

Abstract:

In this research, games were experimented for teaching teenage children HIV/AIDS basic knowledge and preventive measures. Online lessons were designed in virtual classroom for students to learn the HIV/AIDS basic knowledge and prevention. The same lessons were then translated into computer games which the students played. These games provided different pedagogical approach for teaching and learning about AIDS. The second game which is video-based was constructed by teenage children under the guidance of a teacher. The video-game was based on local culture with its central focus on the youth being misled by each other and other responsible people. The evaluation of computer games by student demonstrates high acceptance level and indicates that educational games influence learning outcome.

11:00 - 11:45, The status of Higher Education in Uganda: Makerere University Business School and Kampala International University

Abstract

In this presentation, I share with the participants the general status of higher education in Uganda by highlighting on the Universities in the countries, the staff, and the programs offered in particular Universities, that is, Kampala International University and Makerere University Business School.

11:45 - 12:00, Break

12:00 - 12:45, Primary School Initiative for disadvantaged children in a rural area: the case of Robu Talia Community School in Maracha district of Uganda

In this presentation I will demonstrate how community participation and goodwill together with focused leadership fosters educational growth in an area where hundreds of children would grow without attending formal education.

12:45 - 13:00, General discussion

Online participation

You can join the PhD meeting via the Adobe Connect Pro system or via Skype.

If you want to participate online, please contact Jarkko Suhonen (jarkko.suhonen(at)uef.fi) prior to the meeting.

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