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LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
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Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings
Ndege

Title: Dr.Speranza Ndege B.Ed., M.A., M.Sc.CBIS; Ph.D., PgDip.e-Learning; CCNA, EIA/EA, FHEA
Position:
Senior Lecturer & Academic Advisor & Mentor, Digital Programs
Postal Address:
Kenyatta University, P.O Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya
Department: Literature Department
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Tel: +254(020) 8704106 (Literature Dept Office)
Profession: Educationalist, Trainer, Researcher,e-Learning/ICT Expert, Environmentalist

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SUMMARY OF KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Dr. Speranza Ndege is a Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University, in the Literature Department. Before joining the University, she taught in a secondary school for several years under the Teacher’s Service Commission. Dr. Ndege is not only a Lecturer but a mentor, academic advisor, trainer and researcher. She has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate student dissertations. She is also an internal and external examiner for post graduate projects/dissertations.

Dr. Ndege is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) having graduated from St. Yorks University (UK). She holds a PhD from Ghent University, Belgium; an MSC in Computer Based Information System from University of Sunderland, UK; a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Hons) from University of Nairobi, Kenya. She has a Professional Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Auditing (EA) (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya). She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in e-Teaching (Agder University, Norway & Global Virtual University) and a diploma in Professional Tour Operation [e-Tourism] (ICM, UK). Dr. Ndege has received much training in Information Communication Technology and e-Learning (including Electronic Document Management and Website Design) and Instructional Design. She is a CISCO Academy Instructor and an Online Tutor at Kenyatta University.

Dr. Ndege has practical experience and expertise in ICT, e-Learning, distance learning, training, and research. She is also a Consultant in Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit, e-Content authoring, Online Tutoring, and Instructional Design. She reviews and evaluates academics programmes for institutions of Higher Learning.

Dr. Ndege is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) having graduated from St. Yorks University (UK). She holds a PhD from Ghent University, Belgium; an MSC in Computer Based Information System from University of Sunderland, UK; a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Hons) from University of Nairobi, Kenya. She has a Professional Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Auditing (EA) (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya). She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in e-Teaching (Agder University, Norway & Global Virtual University) and a diploma in Professional Tour Operation [e-Tourism] (ICM, UK). Dr. Ndege has received much training in Information Communication Technology and e-Learning (including Electronic Document Management and Website Design) and Instructional Design. She is a CISCO Academy Instructor and an Online Tutor at Kenyatta University.

InAugust2013, the Government of Kenya throughtheMinistry of EducationappointedDr.Ndege into the Technical and Planning Committee for establishment of the National Open University of Kenya (NOUK). Once established, the new University will enroll local and international students from all over the world to study from the comfort of their homes and work places. The students will utilize modern technology (ICT/e-Learning) to access education.

In 2010, Dr. Ndege was appointed a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development a position she held for five years (2015). In 2015, Dr. Ndege was re-appointed in the Commission for Sustainable Digital Development as commissioner for a further two years. In 2017, Dr Ndege’s commitment and hard work in the Commission earned her an additional two years, making it nine years of consecutive service in this esteemed International Commission. The establishment of the Commission was a joint initiative by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Commission has high level representation from industry leaders, senior policy-makers and governments and international agencies, academia and organizations that are concerned with sustainable development.

Dr. Ndege is nicknamed 'e-Learning Champion in Central and Eastern Africa’. In 2003, she boldly championed the first onlineprogrammes in an institution of higher learning inKenya, by piloting the joint phase 2 AVU-KU diploma and degree programmes with two external universities, the Royal Melbourne University of Technology (RMIT), Australia for Applied Computer Science and Curtain University, Australia for Business Administration. The success of these external online programmes led to the launch of the first e-Learning programmes in Kenya on 14th June 2005. In November 2005, while attending the ICWE e-Learning Conference in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Ndege met the ICWE Conference Organizers and lobbied for the 2nd e-Learning Conference to be held in Kenya after the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Conference of 2006. In the same year 2006, ICWE appointed Dr. Ndege a member of the Advisory Board for e-Learning Africa & ICT Conferences. In 2007, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kenya appointed Dr. Ndege into the Planning Committee that organized the 2nd e-Learning Africa Conference, held in Nairobi the same year. This Conference was a turning point for e-Learning development in Kenya and East Africa. Tertiary institutions in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, and some secondary schools started e-Learning programmes. In addition, Dr. Ndege initiated the use of Moodle OpenSourcee-Learning Management Software inKenya in 2007when sheimplemented itatKenyatta University. Today, most institutionsin EasternAfricaare using theMoodleSoftware for online learning. During her tenure as Director of the Institute of Open, Distance & e-Learning (ODeL) at Kenyatta University, Dr. Ndege trained 73,134 university students in online learning, trained 695 university lecturers in online facilitation and digitized 801 online courses. It is now compulsory that all newly admitted students into the Distance learning programme at Kenyatta University be issued with free mobile gadgets (Tablets) at the beginning of the semester to support their online learning. Other institutions in Kenya have applauded the use of mobile gadgets in enhancement of e-Learning.

Administratively, Dr. Ndege has served Kenyatta University with dedication and Commitment. She was appointed in the position of Director in the University for 13 years continuously as follows:

  • 2014 May- 2017, Director, Kenyatta University Television & Radio Services (KUTV-RS)
  • 2009- April 2014 - Director, Institute of Open Distance & e-Learning (ODeL)
  • 2007-2008 - Director, e- Learning Coordinating Centre (e-LCC)
  • 2003-2006 – Director, the African Virtual University (AVU) Learning Centre

From July 2017-to-date, Dr. Ndege is mentoring students in digital programs in the department of Literature. She also consults in e-Learning, Distance Education, Digital/ICT Programs and Environmental Impact Assessment. As part of community outreach programmes, she is actively involved in rural community development projects to conserve the environment most recent ones being in Muranga, Chuka, Uasin Gishu, Nyeri and Kiambu.

Dr. Ndege is well versed with the management of institutions of higher learning having served in the high level University Management Board for a period of 5 years (2009-2013. She works hard to achieve results and has integrity and respect. Dr. Ndege’s hard work in Management of University Units has earned her Extra Mile Awards such as: the University Extra Mile Awards for her
'Exemplary role in Computerization of the University' in 2007 and a second University Extra Mile Award in her ‘Exemplary Management of the University’s Open, Distance & e-Learning
(ODeL) Programmes August 2009 - May 2014.

Dr. Ndege has travelled widely to participate in many local and international meetings, facilitated many local and international workshops and presented papers in many local and international conferences. She has made presentations in many countries namely: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany (East & West), France, Denmark, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, India, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Turkey, Egypt, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Qatar, Dubai and Zanzibar among others.

chairperson english

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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