HBCU Summit: Designing OER-Based Multi-Media Modular eBooks (cont'd) & Closing Comments

Concurrent Session 10

Brief Abstract

10:15am - 11:00am: Designing OER-Based Multi-Media Modular eBooks (continued from previous concurrent session)
Abdou Khadre Pouye, Virtual University of Senegal
Allassane Diop, Virtual University of Senegal
Moustapha Diack, Southern University System of Louisiana - USA

Learn about the instructional design process for producing interactive OER ebooks with embedded videos and assessments. The modular aspect of this type of ebook allows students with limited internet access and low bandwidth connection to download smaller chunks of materials at a time. This has been a much-needed tool for the students in certain areas of Africa. The Virtual University of Senegal (VUS), a model in West Africa, has grown to almost 30,000 students in a few years. Integrating such eLearning innovations are essential in accommodating a growing population of students and collecting research data that can improve eLearning practices.

11:00am - 11:30am: Closing Comments, Sharing Reflections, Next Steps, Next Meeting at OLC Accelerate in November 19-22, 2019, Orlando, FL



Professor Moustapha Diack is the Associate Vice President for Online Learning Services for the Southern University System (SUS) and Director of Professional Development Services for Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR). He is Chair of the Practitioners Summit for Advancing Affordable Learning Solutions and Quality Online Education for HBCUs, integral part of the OLC/MERLOT International Conference. His research interests at Southern University are in the areas of Instructional Design, cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the strategic planning and deployment of online learning systems to enhance student learning outcomes. Diack has extensive experience in the areas of online learning design and delivery and has played a global leadership role in the areas of Open Education and Open Access. He is recipient of the International MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Innovation Award 2009. He is member of the MERLOT Faculty Development Editorial Board and Co-Founding Director of the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN), a network of African higher education institutions and digital scholars engaged in the research, development and implementation of open education. At the SUS, Diack oversees the development and implementation of integrated digital library services, the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOL4ed), to facilitate quality online programs development and college affordability through the adoption of open education resources and open textbook. Diack is member of the Louisiana Board of Regents Task Force On Electronic Learning and Past President 2003-2006 of the Louisiana Academy of Science and also Member of the Quality Matters (QM) International Advisory.
Abdou Khadre POUYE, is currently Head of the Multimedia Department of the Virtual University of Senegal. He holds a professional Master in Audiovisual and Multimedia Production at the Higher Institute of 3D Animation Techniques in Dakar in 2017. It has set up several distance learning platforms in Senegal for schools and higher institutes, particularly for the African Center for Higher Education in Management (CESAG) in 2016. He did a training on the production process of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016. In 2012, he created his company Talismeas: a web agency specialized in web and mobile application development. In 2006 He had a Master in Webdesign and Computer Graphics at the Futuris School of Dakar after studying at Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis with a DEUG in Mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He has been teaching in the field of Internet and Multimedia in Universities and Higher Institutes of Senegal for ten (10) years. In the field of research, he is currently working on a thesis project entitled Use of Multimedia Technologies to Improve Teaching in ODL in an African Context.

Additional Authors

Alassane Diop holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science option telematics and networks from the University of Geneva, a Master II in Information System from the University of Geneva and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Saint Louis. Professor and researcher in telematics and networks from the University of Geneva from 1999 to 2004, he contributed in this same period to research activities as part of the virtual campus project LICEF (TELUQ - Québec university , Montréal) from 2004 to 2006, Professor-researcher at the University of Saint Louis from 2006 to 2008, associate researcher at the research center LICEF since January 2009; data management manager of the University Hospital of Montreal (CRCHUM) - Chair in Environmental Epidemiology of Population Health from 2009 to 2012. He has been appointed Associate Professor at the University of Laval, Quebec since June 2012. Teacher-Researcher from 2012 to 2017 at Alioune Diop University in Bambey, Senegal, Director of the Institute of Distance Learning (IFOAD-UADB) from 2015 to 2017. National Coordinator Senegal Africa Code Week since September 2015. Currently Professor-Researcher and Director of the Training and Pedagogical Engineering (DFIP) of the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS). His areas of specialization are networks, computer security, databases, tele-labs, distance learning, wireless systems, mobile computing, operating systems and IT project management.

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