Mrs Professor Rita Akosua Dickson delivering a speech after her investiture as the Vice-Chancellor noted the need for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning was now relevant than ever before amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“The KNUST will upscale the use of Smart Technologies for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching, learning, assessments, research and University operations, she said.
She added that a Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory for 3D-aided learning would be set up.
Besides these, infrastructure for Virtual and Dry Laboratories for simulations and experiments would be expanded, with measures in place to set up mobile app for staff, students, alumni and prospective students for easy interaction and provision of essential University services.
The female Vice-Chancellor indicated that a ‘KNUST’ Feedback App’ was being considered to enhance feedback provision from all staff, students and other stakeholders, in addition to one for Students’ Support Services (SSS).
According to her, prospects of Telemedicine to improve healthcare delivery for staff and students would also be harnessed.
The University, she hinted, had planned developing Lectures and Examinations Time Table Software to increase efficiency in the utilization of academic facilities, while teaching staff would continue to receive training in e-pedagogies to humanize the virtual classroom experience for students.