PROJECT

MỌ̀ Ọ́ KỌ MỌ̀ Ọ́ KÀ: A Literacy Course for Non-English Speakers of Yorùbá Origin

MỌ̀ Ọ́ KỌ MỌ̀ Ọ́ KÀ which means ‘know how to write and read’ will be strictly in the Yorùbá language of West Africa. All pedagogical instructions will be in the indigenous language of the Yorùbá people though a little bit of English as reference. The project will rely heavily on audio and audio-visual, this is requisite because learning is fast with audio and audio-visual than mere text. The course will feature popular subjects in education; Science and Technology, English language, Mathematics, Geography, History, Biology. However, due to the fact that the subjects are so broad, the course will be divided into Basic, Intermediary and Advanced. The course kicks off on a dedicated website and an hour Skype/Hangout one-on-one interactive session with students every week to shed light on dark areas of the course. Students will study and submit assignments via Google docs. There will be e-certificates (and hardcopy certificates) for completion of the courses.

Author

Adéṣínà Ayẹni

Adéṣínà Ayẹni is a dogged and hardworking Multimedia Journalist, Digital and Cultural Rights Activist who has acquired extensive knowledge in Communication for Development through the study of Mass Communication at Diploma level and with more than ten years work experience in Radio Broadcasting and Media Marketing. Adéṣínà Ayẹni, also known as Ọmọ Yoòbá has dedicated nine years of his professional career to language advocacy. Moreover, he has contributed immensely to improving the Yorùbá language by successfully managing projects resulting in the continuous development and revitalization of the Yorùbá language. Adéṣínà is an instructor on tribalingual.com and Ilé Ìmọ̀ - House of Knowledge where he teaches the Yorùbá language. He is a two-time research fellow for the Firebird Foundation For Anthropological Research, he is also the Global Voices Yorùbá Lingua Manager. His major focus is to employ all available resources to bridge the digital divide and knowledge gap to reduce inequalities.

Mentor

Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu

Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and holds an ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER). She is a member of the board of Directors of Open Education Consortium (OEC). She is based in Abuja, Nigeria and works at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), since 2006. From July 2014 to June 2016 she coordinated the OER project at NOUN as the Head of the OER unit. She was a Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of NOUN from 2016 – 2018 and currently, Study Centre Director of one of the study centres of NOUN in Abuja. Jane-Frances is a recipient of COL scholarship for a year certificate programme in Designing and Facilitating e-learning in 2012-2013; a Laureatte of the Open Leadership programme coordinated by the Creative Commons, and with assistance from IIT Kampur and COL, she stimulated the design and launch of NOUN first MOOC in 2016. 

Mentor

Najma Agherdien

Najma Agherdien is a Curriculum and Teaching Team leader at the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She also lectures in teacher education and holds a PhD in Education Studies and a Masters in Computer-based education (cum laude). Prior to this, she worked as a Programme Specialist at Saide (a non-profit organisation), specialising in the area of Learning design. In these roles, she has led a number of projects involving curriculum and materials development, monitoring and evaluation and research. Her current research focuses on social justice, higher education and critical pedagogies.