Professor Som Naidu is former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Flexible Learning), and Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific, and currently Principal Associate of Technology, Education and Design Associates—a Melbourne based educational technology consultancy service.
Topic: HYBRIDIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERIES IN THE EMERGING GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM.
Prof. Mrs. Goski Alabi is a Full Professor and one of Africa’s leading experts in Quality Management and Leadership, and Co-Founder and President of Laweh University College, Accra. Prof. Mrs. Alabi is an academic, a consultant and an accomplished entrepreneur and author with more than 15 years of professional experience in academia, consultancy, regulation, advocacy and business.
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY AND LEARNING WITHIN A GLOBAL HYBRID ECOSYSTEM
Lexi Adams is a Senior Instructional Teaching and Learning Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University, a MAT in Foreign Language Education, and double BA in Linguistics and Hispanic Languages and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Her area of expertise lies in classroom discourse, multilingual education, evidence-based pedagogy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE HYBRID PEDAGOGIES TO SUPPORT MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS.
Christine Iyetunde Ofulue is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, Foreign and Nigerian Languages, Faculty of Arts, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She is the Director of the Regional Training and Research Institute for Distance and Open Learning (RETRIDOL) and also the Director of the African Council for Distance Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ACDE QAAA) both hosted at NOUN.
PROGRAMME AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING WITHIN A HYBRID ECOSYSTEM
Deputy-director of the Multidisciplinary Institute for Human Development with Technologies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Fellow Researcher at the Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Health at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Temporary External Advisor for the World Health Organization’s Academy Learning Strategy Group, Switzerland.
BUILDING SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME – BASE HYBRID TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
The University of Lagos is a dual mode university established by an Act of Parliament in 1962 to deliver qualitative and research-based education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge.
It is prestigious, and the most preferred university in Nigeria. The university is located in the scenic and cosmopolitan city of Lagos that has an estimated 22 million-person population. Due to its unique and cosmopolitan environment, the University was also required to provide facilities for studies through Open Distance Learning mode.
The University recognizes that ODL is a veritable alternative to increase access to higher education in both developed and developing countries thereby providing unique opportunities to all lifelong learners.
NURUDEEN ALAO AUDITORIUM, DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
THEME: HYBRIDIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERIES IN THE EMERGING GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM
Engr. Kayode Odedina [JP] is a Scientist, an Engineer, an ICT Practitioner, an Educationist, an Administrator and a Quality Assurance Practitioner.
Engr. Kayode Odedina holds a National Diploma (ND) of Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinction in 1982. He obtained his Higher National Diploma (HND) of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Electrical Engineering (Electronics Option) with Upper Credit in 1985. Engr. Odedina obtained his M. Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with specialisation in Telecommunication Systems Engineering) of Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu in 1991. He also possesses an MBA in Technology Policy and Management of Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye. Engr. Odedina holds a B.Sc. Degree in Information Technology of the National Open University of Nigeria as well as a Diploma in Management of Higher Education Institutes at the Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
Engr. Kayode Odedina joined the services of the National Universities Commission in April 2002 as an Assistant Chief Hardware Engineer. He was appointed the Acting Director of the Directorate of Open, Distance and e-Learning in March, 2020.
Engr. Odedina has attended various professional and management training programmes both within and outside Nigeria. He is duly registered with both the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and Computer Professional (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN. Engr. Kayode Odedina attained IC3 digital literacy certification in August 2020.
Engr. Kayode Odedina has won academic, professional and social laurels in the past that included the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Professional Fellowship Award on e-education followed at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, UK in 2005.