KENYATTA UNIVERSITY’S DIGITAL SCHOOL OF VIRTUAL & OPEN LEARNING (DSVOL) is managed by a Dean who is in charge of the overall operations. The Digital School comprises of three main Departments: Content Development, Teaching and Quality Assurance and Examinations.
The Digital School has Centres in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kakamega, Kericho, Nyeri, Embu, Garissa and Marsabit.
Dr. George Onyango B.A(Hons) B.Ed., Med.,MPhil. PhD.
Dean, Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning (DSVOL)
The Digital School was created out of the University desire to leverage technology mediated learning with a view to enhance access to university education.
DR. Samuel Mutua Mutweleli B.ED(Arts) Egerton, M.ED, Ph. D (Kenyatta University)
Dr. Samuel Mutweleli is the Coordinator In charge of Examinations. The Department has an Assistant Examinations Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and a Secretary. The core function of the department is the co-ordination of examination processing for digital school students.
In liaison with Deans and chairmen of Departments, the Co-coordinator In charge of Examinations ensures that quality CATs and Examinations are set and administered to registered students in Digital School, both locally and internationally.
The evaluation process of all our students (Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Post graduate diploma and Masters) involves submitting online assignments, doing sit in Continuous Assessment Tests and the end of Trimester examinations. The Coordinator ensures that lecturers upload assignments online at the beginning of the trimester and that there is a secure and efficient mechanism for storage, dispatch of examinations to and from examination centersand that students receives timely feedback on examination results as per the university set deadlines.
The vision of the department is to achieve excellence in examination processing and build capacity for E-testing for all the digital school courses.
Dr. Rhoda Gitonga B.Ed. (Kenyatta), M.Sc. IT. (University of Sunderland), Ph.D. (Egerton)
Content Development Coordinator
Dr. Rhoda Gitonga is the Coordinator in charge of Content Development at the Digital School and the Overall in Charge of the Digital School Resource Centre. The Office of Content Development is responsible for designing and developing online interactive module content in various programmes in the Virtual and Open-learning, Institutional Based Programmes and Regular face to face modes in tandem with the departments. The office is also responsible for uploading and delivering the developed content online for use by students.
Digital School resource centre is a delivery and access point for current and future Virtual and Open Learning Programmes. The resource centre is also used for staff capacity development in the use of ICT in facilitating and enhancing Virtual and Open Learning Programs and other programs of the University. The centre is also used in facilitating Video- conferencing in enhancing Virtual and Open Learning programs as well as other University programs.
The vision of the department is to achieve excellence in building Digital School’s capacity and competence in the development of interactive module content for various University programmes.
Dr. Thaddaeus Ogola Rugar B.Ed. (A) Kenyatta, M.Ed., PhD (Maseno)
Teaching and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Dr. Rugar is the Coordinator of the Department of Teaching and Quality Assurance. The department has one administrative assistant and a secretary who assist the coordinator with all matters in the department. Offices of the department are currently located on the Second Floor of Science Complex Building opposite Ole MoiYoi Lecture Halls.
Core functions of the department includes: compilation of units on offer each semester which is done through the use of the customized school catalogue of units; ensuring that Staff teaching assignments are done before the start of each semester; availing lecturers contacts to students; ensuring that all students are registered on the student management information system (campusvue); and, ensuring that quality online teaching and interaction begin immediately after registration and continues throughout the semester.
The vision of the department is to achieve excellence in all digital school student and lecturer support activities to attract a global student community that knows no geopolitical limitations.