CSU Professor to Spend Semester in Uganda as Carnegie Fellow

Paulina Kuforiji, CSU professor of instructional technology, was recently selected as a Carnegie Fellow in the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. For her fellowship, Kuforiji will spend spring semester in Uganda to help staff and education students at Makerere University to develop curriculum for online courses.

In working with staff and students at Makerere University, Kuforiji will teach them how to design online courses that effectively engage all learners. Students will explore the theories, models, approaches, technologies, and methods of online teaching. They will also be trained to use the flipped classroom concept, which replaces traditional lectures with more student-centered learning strategies, such as active learning, discussions, problem-based learning, and other forms of group work and peer instruction.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by the Institute of International Education, in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa, the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). A total of 385 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program's inception in 2013.

Paulina Kuforiji is a professor of education and the program coordinator for the online teaching certificate at Columbus State University. She received her B.Ed. in Business Education from Ahmadu Bello University, M.Ed. in Vocational Education from University of Pittsburgh and Ed. D. in Technology Education from West Virginia University.