Teachers who can embrace technology in their teaching will be the most powerful educators in the 21st century. Cognisant of this fact, the University of Mauritius Vice Chancellor, Prof D Jhurry and the Vice Chancellor of Bindura University of Science Education Prof Eddie Mwenje signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 6 December 2017. The MOU outlined a framework which will go a long way in producing teachers who can create technologically rich learning environments.
There is consensus in the education sector that technology has changed and will continue to change the way people communicate, learn and consequently how we teach, in an exponential way. The shift to online learning represents BUSE’s commitment to innovation and excellence in its academic curriculum.
The two institutions agreed to cooperate with each other in many broad areas including the joint offering of the online Master of Science degree in Educational Technologies programme to teachers, education administrators, college and university lecturers in sub-Saharan Africa. The new masters’ degree programmes will equip students with critical and professional skills that will benefit them in a competitive global environment. Online learning increases the reach of the University, to provide opportunities for those who want to integrate life, work and study in a way that suits their needs. This programme is the first in the field of education technology in the region and especially in the context of online formal education for in-service educators. The programme focuses on contemporary practices regarding the integration of ICT in education with special focus on the design and development of interactive learning resources.
For further information about the MSc in Educational Technologies programme which will be launched in August 2018 contact: