Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) is conducting a study on the use of social media in teaching and learning at UTAMU as case study.

UTAMU is assessing the types of social media applications being used by students and lecturers and the purpose driving the use of particular application.

UTAMU was established on the core theme of integrating technology in teaching, learning and community engagement. Therefore, in pursue of this goal, a number of lecturers have been exploring ways of using social media to enhance student engagement and interactions.

The initiative is premised on the understanding that, experiential learning is enhanced when learners constructively engage in the peer learning process.

The experience from the students will inform the development a framework of social media integration in teaching and learning.

Therefore, the overall objective of this study is to assess the types of social media applications being used and the purpose driving the use of particular application. In addition, this study is aimed at gathering opinion on the perceived effectiveness of the different social media applications to enhance student engagement. Challenges of integrating social media are also explored.

All students and lecturers are called upon to participate in this survey.  Click on the link below:

http://bit.ly/2z7hq7o

Please be assured that all your information WILL BE TREATED AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE INTENDED WHICH IS TO GENERATE COMBINED RESPONSES TO FORM AN OVERALL PICTURE of social media usage at UTAMU

Israeli Kasingye, a graduate from Uganda Technology and Management University has launched a ‘Bobi Wine’ mobile application which seeks to connect the Honorable Member of Parliament with his fans and constituents.

The app allows one to chat with the Kyadondo East MP directly just like WhatsApp. It seeks to connect the musician cum politician with his fans and constituents.

“Bobi Wine has a huge following but he lacks a direct way of getting up close and personal with his followers despite the huge following on Facebook,” Kasingye told Campus Bee, an online university website in an interview.

Kasingye, who doubles as a computer development and cyber security student, says that “it is better to begin working with the upcoming President before he actually makes it to State House.”

The App can be downloaded on Google Play Store on your android phone. More in CampusBee article at: LINK

An application by a student from UTAMU student has made it to the top five selection based on the judges scores in the MTN Innovations Awards 2017.

 Collins Mugabi's application nominated for the MTN Innovation Awards 2017

Collins Mugabi made it through the first phase and now to the final phase where he will be showcasing his innovation - KUFUNA Microfinance and SACCO Management Application.

The application targets small and medium microfinance institutions and community based SACCOs who can’t afford the high cost of a fully-fledged Banking Software.

Collins will be showcasing his application in the final phase at the MTN Innovations Awards Expo on 28th October, 2017 at Lugogo Shoprite Parking in Kampala.

Congratulations Collins and UTAMU wishes all the best.

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) is a nominee at the 4th Digital Impact Awards Africa - #DIAA2017

The awards take place Friday, 22nd September, 5:00PM, at Victoria Hall, Kampala, Serena Hotel.

UTAMU was nominated for its use of digital in the Education sector.

This year’s #DIAA2017 exhibition and awards is discussing Digital and Financial Inclusion.

Digital Impact Awards Africa has a long standing reputation in the digital community as the leading event honouring the best corporate digital work.

At the 2016 awards, UTAMU was recognized as the best institution in Uganda that uses digital infrastructure in transforming lives through education.

This achievement celebrated UTAMU’s archetypal provision and use of digital infrastructure in transforming lives, furthering digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cyber security. The university prides in its excellent e-Learning and e-Library platform.

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