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Dr. Douglas Agyei Wins International Award

A senior lecturer at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Dr. Douglas D. Agyei has been honoured at the 25th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) held on March 17-21 at Jacksonville, Florida in the USA this year.

Dr. Agyei’s paper on the topic, “Using Technology Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Development to Enhance Learning Outcomes” won one of the five TPACK paper awards for 2014. Out of over 3000 papers presented for the conference, 86 TPACK- related were shortlisted from which five were awarded. His paper was also singled out as the highest ranked by the reviewers.

Presenting the award to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole in his office, Dr. Agyei explained that the “Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) is an international association of individual teacher educators, and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.”

He added that SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through SITE conference, books, collaborative projects with other organizations, and SITE Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

Receiving the award, the Vice-Chancellor congratulated Dr. Agyei on the achievement and added that “You have made UCC proud and also raised the image of the university to a higher pedestal globally.” He encouraged him not to relent in his quest to achieve more of such laurels.