Arrival at Kenyatta University

Snapshot of the PLEPhD team getting ready for the kick-off meeting.

The PLE-PhD Catalan team getting ready for the kick-off meeting.

The Catalan delegation, formed by Ismael Peña and Irene Manresa of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and me, Nadja Gmelch from the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) has arrived at Kenyatta University. After a warm welcome by David Njoroge at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, we travelled through Nairobi City to the Campus of Kenyatta University and installed ourselves at the residence of the Conference Center of KU (KUCC).

After some initial difficulties with the Internet connection, (how do you install a proxy server?), we are online and ready for an intensive study week here at KU. The programme the KU team prepared for us looks very interesting and we are very much looking forward to getting to know all the people involved in this project on KU side. Besides getting to know each other and learning about the doctoral programmes at KU as well as their virtual campus, e-library and e-research activities, the main goal of this week is to get in touch with interested PhD-students and professors who want to create their own PLEDS.
The PLE-PhD adventure begins, come and join us here at KU during the coming days!

The PLE-PhD project is launched

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC), Kenyatta University and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) would like to welcome you to the PLEDS-project, and kindly encourage you to actively take part in this project with your knowledge and experience.

The PLE-PhD project will allow us to experiment, within an international context, the use of ICT for learning at PhD level, and how these technological tools can help us to raise research visibility and improve the processes of research supervision.

On this site, we will be providing all the relevant information about the project and its partners, related news that will be happening, advances in our testing, together with documentation and information of interest about Personal Learning Environments.

Let us take this opportunity to make a call to the international community involved in Doctoral Education to actively participate in this blog with comments and contributing whatever information, experience and knowledge that can make this project even more enriching for us all.

Welcome and keep in touch…