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.
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.
Out of ten highly competitive proposals from different institutions competing for the award of the Raspberry Pi project grant, four proposals won $10,000 mini-grant award each! The winning proposals were; ‘Re-imagining electrical engineering education using Raspberry Pi” from Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology; the project is led by Dr. Ciira Maina a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, “Use of Raspberry Pi in teaching ICT courses at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)” from MUST; the project is led by Mr.
The KENET 2015 training calendar is out. This year, KENET plans to hold four (4) residential courses for the purpose of strengthening our member institutions technical capacity in both academic and research areas. The calendar and full details of the planned courses can be downloaded from the KENET website or by clicking on the link (http://training.kenet.or.ke/index.php?title=Main_Page).