||Name: Dr. Stephen Waithaka
Position: Executive Dean, Digital School.
Contact Details: 0719739 438 Ext: 0208703288
In line with the university vision and mission, one of the objectives of Kenyatta University is to promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programs and alternative modes of delivery using among others - modern technologies. In tandem with this objective, the University has sought, as a strategic goal, to enhance access to University education to meet the ever increasing demand for higher education by among other strategies, strengthening Open Distance and E-Learning mode of delivery.
The creation of the Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning on 30th June 2014 was borne out of the University’s cogent desire to leverage technology enabled learning with a view to enhancing access to University education through Open and Distance Learning. Indeed today, technology enabled open and distance learning has become an integral component of mainstream systems in both the developed and developing countries. It has facilitated and opened up University education space to thousands of students who might otherwise miss out on access to higher education. Through the use of mobile technologies to promote technology enabled learning the Digital School has ensured that learning moves out of the classroom into the learner’s environment both real and virtual. Learners are able to learn from anywhere, anytime at their own schedule and pace.
Digital School provides a wide range of quality programs at Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate levels through Blended Learning approach which combines online digital instruction with live tutorials.
Regional Learning Centers have been established in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Nakuru to bring support services closer to the learners.