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Providing distance education and e-learning opportunities for students is very important for many educational institutions, including the University of Eldoret in Kenya where distance education and e-learning systems are being used to enhance Forestry education. However, to properly explore the effective use of distance education and e-learning, and increase the University of Eldoret academic competitiveness, some challenges and opportunities need to be reviewed.

Attendees to the seminar will be introduced to the role of ICT in distance education and e-learning at the University of Eldoret and have the chance to actively partake in developing solutions such as which additional features are needed, should they be contextualized, and what is the role of mobile phones in providing distance education and e-learning.

The research seminar is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and content of the event. Participation does not require prior registration.

The seminar is carried out as part of the HEI-ICI project between the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Eldoret to enhance forestry education in Kenya - To find out more about the project, click here.



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

10:15 - 11:15, Lazare Etiegni, Professor, Dean of School of Natural Resource Management, University of Eldoret, Kenya

Title: Role of ICT in providing effective distance education and e-learning at the University of Eldoret

11:15 - 12:00, Myriam Munezero, Doctoral student, edTech research group, School of Computing, UEF

Title: Envisioning the ideal e-learning system for the University of Eldoret

12:00 - 12:15 Wrap up and general discussion

Online participation and study credits

Online participation

It is possible to follow the presentations online via the Adobe Connect Pro system. If you want to follow the seminar online, please contact Jarkko Suhonen (jarkko.suhonen(at) at least couple of days before the seminar.

Course credits

Master and doctoral students at UEF are able to earn 1 ECTS credit points from the research seminar. The requirements are:

1) Requirement 1: Participate to the seminar

2) Requirement 2: Complete the learning assignment given after the seminar.

The assignment should be sent to Myriam Munezero (mmunez(at) latest one week after the seminar, e.g. October 9, 2014.


For more information about the research seminar, please contact Jarkko Suhonen (jarkko.suhonen(at) or Myriam Munezero (mmunez(at)


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