The E-Learning Centre of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has held a two-day Digital Literacy Training Workshop for some academic staff of the University on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021.
The training, which was held at the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) ICT Laboratory, focused on the need to equip participants with the requisite skills needed to engage the virtual classroom which has become necessary for academic work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Richard Kwesi Oppong Baah, Senior ICT Assistant at the University Information Technology Services, emphasised the importance of the training. According to him, “It was observed that some academic staff had challenges using the E-Learning Platforms during the 2020/2021 Academic Year, hence, the need to organise the training to address the challenges”.
The Director of E-Learning, Professor Eric Appau-Asante, addressing the participants acknowledged their ICT competencies and reiterated that the training is to add to their knowledge in meeting the growing demands of the usage of the virtual space in academia.
Dr. Akyana Britwum, took the participants through “Introduction to Microsoft platforms”. He taught them how to use the Track Changes in editing research papers and dissertation.
Other resource persons namely Mr. Foster Dedume, Mr. Abeaku Badu Arthur, Dr. Gershon Awashie, Dr. Samuel Antwi, Dr. Ralitsa Debrah and Dr. Paa Kwame Baah treated “Internet Security and Resources”, “KNUST Mail”, “Virtual Classrooms”, “Online Teaching and Assessment” and “Research Supervision Online”.
The participants expressed their gratitude to the organisers for coming up with such an important training workshop which will enhance online teaching and learning in the University.