CIP and REP Training-Rollout for 8 Ethiopian Cities III: Asosa
Today, we finalised the third training in our roundtrip to all eight UGDP Partner cities.This time we have been in Asosa, a town with approximately 35.000 inhabitants and very nice coffee (and mangos).
The Road to Nekemte
On the way from Debre Markos to Nekemte. 10 hours gravel road ;-). Lots of Dust, but also the crossing of another very nice gorge, the abay gorge - spanning an altitude of 2500 and 1200 meters.
CIP and REP Training-Rollout for 8 Ethiopian Cities I: Debre Markos
March 2013, Harvest time in Ethiopia. Snapshot taken on the road to Debre Markos, one of the bread baskets of Ethiopia. The big piles of grain are ten, one of the most important food crops in Ethiopa. It is used for the famous injera.
First of all I would like to express my appreciation for universities who open their courses or modules for the rest of the world and offer them in form of MOOCs. I know that there are a lot of controversial opinions about MOOCs. They may have their challenges from a didactical point of view. E.g.
In education science there is a famous citing about the importance of assessment: "If something is not assessed in higher education, then it is not learned" (Reeves 2006, p. 299). From a teachers perspective, I must say, that this is completely right. If learning is not assessed, at least we as teachers cannot be sure, what we actually might have achieved.
This semester, we have started delivering video-lectures at the Ethiopian Civil Service University. During the process of modularising the master programmes of the ECSU we have identified two common modules.
Our third Face-To-Face Training brought us to Asosa, a small town with approximatly 35.000 Inhabitants. Asosa is the capital of the and the capital of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region and a UGDP Partner City. The town is found in West Ethiopia not far from the sudanese border.