This week we have been looking at using digital tools for teaching and learning.WeE also looked at

  1. Statistics for advocacy or decision making


International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Professional Development Grant

LATINA in Africa

Dear readers,

INASP has been involved in building and strengthening consortia in developing countries. THe Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) is one of the consortia that have greatly benefited from this collaboration. One of the areas that INASP has focused on is building capacity of librarians for the sustainability of the consortium.

This year, I was privileged to win an the INASP professional Development Grant. I used the grant to attend the specialized workshops on Learning and Teaching in the Digital World (LATINA) and Statistics for Advocacy in Cape Town on 20-29 August 2015. For more details, please visit: Cape Town

During the workshops, I was introduced to open source digital tools for teaching and learning. As an Information Literacy trainer, I embraced the concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A MOOC is a model for delivering learning content online with no limit on attendance. To this effect…

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Learning and Teaching in the Digital World

I attended the LATINA Summer School at Oslo University College in 2009,  I was equipped with digital skills and  able to impact on my institution. Since then, I have tried to keep abreast with new developments lest I am left behind.


I am glad that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.




Participants and a Facilitator during the TTT exercise


Today, is a new day for the LATINA class. Participants are putting final touches to their projects. Presentations begin today and some participants look exhausted but still smiling because they are enjoying the project activities.

As earlier mentioned, participants are using the skills attained to accomplish Group projects. One group almost got a heart attack when they experienced power failure yet they had not saved the changes to their project. By the way power failure are common in Uganda so you need to keep saving your work.


LATINA UGANDA – Day Seven – Tuesday 25th June 2013

Participants are currently busy working on their projects to be presented on Thursday. This is intensive and requires commitment and hard work. The project ideas this year are geared towards solving experienced in certain libraries in Uganda. 

The products can be used in various settings and we hope for the best!