PROF. MWANGI NDIRANGU

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Prof. Mwangi Ndirangu

Professor of Educational Communication & Technology

Head of department, External Studies & Media

College of Open and Distance Learning

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

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EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

2000

PhD Educational Communication & Technology

Egerton University, Kenya

1991

M.Ed. in Education

Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

1980

Bachelor of Education

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1976

East African Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education

Nyeri High School

1974

East African Certificate of Education

Nakuru Day Sec. School

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2009

Quality Management Systems: Implementation of ISO 9001:2008

Kenya Bureau of Standards

2008

Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management:

Centre for Corporate Governance

March 2012

Transformative Leadership

Kenya Institute of Administration

June 2011

E-Learning Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing of Digital Teaching and Learning Materials

RUFORUM/Futuristic Ltd

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Educational Communication and Technology; Curriculum Innovation

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2013- Present

Professor of Educational Communication and Technology, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Management

2003 - Present

Head of Department, External Studies & Media, Egerton University

2005 - 2013

Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department Egerton University

2002 - 2005

Senior Lecturer, in the Curriculum and Instruction Department Egerton University

1994- 2002

Lecturer, in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

1992- 1994

Assistant Lecturer, in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, Egerton University

1988 - 1992

Lecturer 1, Cooperative College of Kenya

1980 - 992

Co-operative Officer - Ministry of Co-operative Development

 

KEY ACTIVITIES/ PROJECTS INVOLVED IN (2000-Present)

 

Project period

2000

Mandated by the Egerton University to shoot a marketing video, dubbed ‘the Egerton Story’. Project cost Ksh. 75,000

2005

Competed and won a research grant of Ksh 90.000 from internally funded projects for a study entitled ‘The User Perceptions of the State of Facilities in the Kenyan Universities: Implications for Student Learning and Staff Work Environment.”

2005 - 2007

Member of Egerton University Sacco management, Chairman FOSA

2007

Appointed by Kigali Institute of Education (Rwanda) as an External Subject Advisor to advise on suitability of the curriculum and teaching methods for EDC 203 MODULE Teaching Methods for Economics - 2007

2007

Received an award of appreciation by RMIT University for being a Learning Centre Director

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Gitonga, R. K; Ndirangu, M. & Githeko, J.M (2013). The Perceived Extent of Integration of ICT in Intra-University Communication among Kenyan Universities. Communications, 1(2), 16 – 21.

2

Ndirangu, M. & Kabira, J.G. (2012). The Role of ICT in Kenya’s Higher Education. Techno LEARN: 2 (2), 221 – 238

3

Ndirangu, M., Njumbi, J.N. & Sogomo, K.C (2011): Effects of Using the Dimensions of Creativity in Teaching Mathematics on Students’ Achievement and Perception of Classroom Learning Environment. Journal of Technology and Education of Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol:16(1), 109-120.

4

Ndirangu,M, & Udoto, M.O (2011): Quality of Learning Facilities and Learning Environment: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Kenya's Public Universities. Quality Assurance in Education, 19(3), 208 - 223.

5

Kamau, P.W & Ndirangu, M. (2010).Empowering the Youth for Self –Employment through Technical Vocational Education: Challenges and Lessons from Youth Polytechnics in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Humanities, 1(2),1-11

6

Ndirangu, M, Macharia, D, & Onyango, J.O. (2009). A study of the Psychometric Quality of Continuous Assessment Tests and their suitability for Contributing to the Final School Examination Scores: Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series, 4(2),250-259.

7

Ndirangu, M, Mwangi, J.K., & Changeiywo, J. (2007). Educational Provision for the Academically Gifted in Kenya: Rhetoric or Reality: Case of Primary schools in Nyandarua District, Kenya. Eastern African Social Science Research Review, 23 (2), 55-69.

8

Wekesa, E.W, Kiboss J.K & Ndirangu, M. (2006). Improving Students’ Understanding and Perception of Cell Theory in School Biology Using Computer-based Simulation Program. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia 15 (4), 397-410.

9

Ngware, M. W & Ndirangu M. (2005). An Improvement in Instructional Quality: Can Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness Make a Difference? Quality Assurance in Education, 13(3), 183-201.

10

Ndirangu, M; Kiboss J.K. & Wekesa, E.W (2005). Reflections from a Computer Simulations Program on Cell Division in Selected Kenyan Secondary Schools. The Science Education Review, 4(4), 1-8

11

Ndirangu M; Githua, B. M & Gitogo, I.G (2005): The Effect of Private School Background on Students’ Performance and Perception of Public School Environment: Case of Nyandarua District, Kenya. Journal of Education and Technology of Nigeria, 10(1), 46-54.

12

Ndirangu, M. (2004). An Analysis of Factors Hindering Achievement of Curriculum Goals in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources, 2(2), 89-97.

13.

Ndirangu, M. (2004). Implications of Using Teaching Aids in Science Education in Kenyan Secondary Schools. Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series,4(2),250-259

14.

Ndirangu, M. & Bosire J. (2004).Student Entrepreneurship on Campus: A Career Rehearsal or a Survival Response? The Case of Egerton University Student Entrepreneurs. Eastern African Social Science Research Review, 20(1), 51-66.

15.

Kiboss J.K; Ndirangu, M. & Wekesa, E.W (2004). Effectiveness of a Computer Mediated Simulations Program in School Biology on Pupils’ Learning Outcomes in Cell Theory. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 13(2), 207-213.

17.

Ndirangu, M. (2002). Kenya Industrial Take-off by the Year 2020: The Ignored Educational Dimension. Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series, 4(1), 129-139

18.

Ndirangu, M. (2002). Bridging the Learning Resources Gap: An Examination of the Role of Teaching Practice Project Materials in Science Education. Journal of Education and Human Resources, 2(1), 35-48.

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

2000 – 2001 Chairman

National Chairman of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), 2000. Under my leadership we successfully organised the 2001 Annual ATWS Learned Conference at Daystar University, Nairobi. We published the proceedings and a special issue of the Egerton Journal for the 2000 conference held at Egerton.

Member

Organisation for Social Science Research in East & Central Africa (OSSREA).

Member

FEDCOS Research Steering Committee from 2011

Member

Guardian Higher Education Network

 

Community and External Examiner Services

 

2000 – 2001 Chairman

Elected member of Egerton Sacco where I served for three years as a Committee Member as well as Chairman of Front Office Service Activity which deals with banking services for members. I received a certificate of appreciation for ‘exemplary and distinguished service’.

Member

Received a certificate of appreciation from the Royal Melbourne University, Australia, for facilitating in the course, ‘Work-place Communication and Quality Assurance.’

Member

External Examiner in the School of Education, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Media of Moi University for three years from 6th November, 2012.

Member

External Examiner in the School of Education, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Media of Maasai Mara University for three years from 6th November, 2012.

 

Editorial Services to Local and International Journal

 

I have acted as a referee for the following local and international journals:

  • Journal of Education and Human Resources – ISSN-1563-0188 – Egerton University

  • Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series. - Egerton University

· An Editorial Board member of the African Journal of Open and Distance Learning (ACDE) -2006 – to date.

  • Performed editorial services for the International Journal of Quality Assurance in Education