Learning at Mount Kenya University did not stop !!
Due to Covid-19 that was declared a pandemic, face-to-face learning was suspended to ensure its containment, the University adopted supplementary modes of delivery of course material to ensure continual learning. Online Teaching is being conducted using the Microsoft Teams and the Sakai platforms. These platforms allow effective interactions between the students and lecturers
After the suspension of face-to-face learning on March 2020, all regular, evening and weekend students were migrated to e-learning platform from week 11 of teaching
Prof Waudo says the ‘new normal’ wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has seen digital learning at MKU receive enhanced infrastructural and academic resources support. MKU students have embraced e-learning as a new lifestyle.
The University also acquired EZ-Proxy server which allows library patrons at home or elsewhere to log in and gain access to resources which their MKU library subscribes, such as bibliographic databases
The university adopted televised lectures whereby lectures are recorded to supplement the online teaching. Recorded lectures are uploaded on YouTube and their links shared to students. Live televised lectures are aired via the TV47 , an affiliate of MKU.