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Evaluators Awestruck by UTAMU Animated Learning Materials at 8th AfrEA Conference

UTAMU interested participants at the 8th AfrEA International conference with the animated course content of Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation programme offered at the university.

UTAMU Marketing Officer, Lumu Emmanuel Muyingo explaining to a participant about the Monitoring and Evaluation online course at UTAMU.

This was at the 8th AfrEA International Conference 2017 which took place at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, from 29th – 31st March 2017. The conference presented an opportunity for UTAMU and its students to network, learn and build professional relationships with researchers, academia, international evaluators and practitioners from all over Africa in the M&E industry.

UTAMU launched “Animation" of Learning Materials in 2016 as a means of making learning more interesting with visuals and sound. Students can read as well as watch animations. This has ultimately made the learning process easier.  

At the conference, UTAMU showcased its best animations that left many participants impressed and challenged that a university in Uganda has such a unique teaching mode. “Universities in South Africa should adopt this mode of teaching and learning,” said one of the South African delegates who was captivated by the animated learning materials after visiting the UTAMU exhibition booth.

Muyingo shows the participant how the animated learning materials are an effective way of teaching and learning especially to long distance students.

Animation is used to create visual impressions, demonstrate fields of knowledge in just minutes and also express knowledge in a reasonable and entertaining approach in the learning.

The UTAMU multimedia team has created a number of animations for different courses that help the students have an idea of what the course is all about, complex theories and situations have been explained through animation.

The conference was attended by a number of UTAMU students and staff who interacted with participants from all over Africa. 

“This has been a great a great opportunity for UTAMU to take part in the first international Evaluation conference to take place in Uganda. It has opened a platform for UTAMU to present its study opportunities to the participants,” said Prof. Benon C. Basheka, Vice Chancellor UTAMU.

The PR and Marketing team at the UTAMU exhibition booth at the 8th AfrEA conference held in Munyonyo.

A Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation (MME) student at UTAMU showcasing to participants and explaining the role of local governments in the evaluation of sustainable development goals.

The UTAMU Masters students who attended and participated at the conference

Prof. Benon C. Basheka, UTAMU Vice Chancellor (On extreme left) also chaired a session/workshop at the 8th AfrEA conference.

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