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#CASLearnsAsOne Webinar 5: Teaching Models for the New Normal

posted Jul 12, 2020, 5:44 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Jul 12, 2020, 6:02 AM ]
Note: This webinar is free and is open to all. However, slots are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register HERE. Registration closes on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6 PM. The Zoom Link and Password will be sent to your registered email by 7 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2020.




Teaching Models for the “New Normal”
Dr. Magreth Mushi
TERNET's Chief Executive Officer, Open University of Tanzania & University of Dar es Salaam
Friday, July 17, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM via Zoom

Abstract:

As the world continue to figure out how to proceed after the spread of COVID-19, traditional teaching and learning have stalled in many countries and educators are looking for practical models to continue teaching and learning remotely. Based on the challenges posed by COVID-19, it is well understood that our traditional ways must change, and we have to embrace the “new normal”. In this talk Dr. Mushi will highlight those challenges and discuss the importance of digital transformation for the “new normal” and teaching models that should be embraced moving forward. She will also touch on the roles of different players (e.g Government, NRENs, educators, etc) in this transformation process as well as share her experience as an educator and education service provider in Tanzania.

About the speaker:

Magreth Mushi is TERNET’s Chief Executive Officer since April 2017. She is also working part-time with Open University of Tanzania and University of Dar es Salaam as a researcher and lecturer. She graduated her PhD in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2016 under Fulbright, Schlumberger Foundation and Google Anita Borg Scholarships. She got her master’s and bachelor’s in Computer Science both from University of Dar es Salaam in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Her areas of research interest are network security as well as network administration and management in Software Defined Networks.

Outside her formal duties, Magreth couch other women and mentor girls. She is the founder of BigSiS in STEM group where she and other women conduct 1-1 mentoring for secondary school girls. She is also a board member and mentor at More Active Girls in Computing (MAGIC), an NGO based in California and dedicated to mentoring middle and high school girls.
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