On October 27th-31st KENET held organized Scalable Campus Network Training residential hands-on course. The training is an advanced course for experienced network engineers and administrators. We had over 29 trainees from; Public Universities, Private Universities, and Constituent University Colleges.
Welcome to KENET
Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a National Research and Education Network that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. KENET aims to interconnect all the Universities, Tertiary and Research Institutions in Kenya by setting up a cost effective and sustainable private network with high speed access to the global Internet. KENET also facilitates electronic communication among students and faculties in member institutions, share learning and teaching resources by collaboration in Research and Development of Educational content.
There are three things that you need to know about developing adequate ICT human capacity to support academic and administrative ICT services in your institutions:-
Appointment of a competent ICT Director. In order to support academic and administrative ICT services, the most important role of the CEO is to appoint a competent, committed, and credible ICT director. Competence should be based on a portfolio of past achievements and must be 50% technical competence and 50% ICT leadership competence. A credible ICT director must already be accepted as a leader by his/her peers and by the faculty.
The 1st Annual University ICT Directors Forum took place on April 10, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The theme of the forum was, “Measuring and Communicating the Value of ICT to Senior Leadership of Universities and University Colleges. A total of 68 participants (ICT Directors, Invited Guests, KENET Management Board members and KENET Staff) attended the forum representing 52 KENET member institutions.
Kenya Education Network (KENET) plans to conduct an ICT Readiness survey of Kenyan Medical Schools. The aim of the survey is to establish how ICT is being used to transform teaching, learning, and research. The survey will be conducted from March to April, 2015 among seven medical schools in the following institutions; University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Moi University, Maseno University, Egerton University, Mount Kenya University, and Kenya Methodist University.
On April 10th 2015, Kenya Education Network (KENET) will hold the first Universities and University Colleges ICT Directors forum at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The theme of the forum is “Measuring and Communicating ICT Value to Senior Leadership”. The Implementation of ERPs, Setting up Disaster Recovery Sites, and Web-hosting, Infrastructure as a Service and Research Infrastructure Services are some of the topical issues to be discussed at the Forum.
KENET has organized scalable Campus Network residential hands-on training in the week of April 13-17, 2015. This is part of KENET's mandate to provide capacity building to member institutions. This is an advanced course for experienced network engineers/network administrators. The course is sponsored by KENET and will be conducted by KENET senior engineers.
Campus network design principles, IP address routing and management, Switching concepts, Campus network monitoring and Cyber Security are among the topical issues that will be covered in the training.