Towards sustainable transformative, universal and lifelong learning: Emerging regional communities of practice in educational development


  • Mary Omingo



Despite increasing calls from different global stakeholders in education for transformative, universal and life-long learning, a shortage of educational developers to drive the above agenda exists in the global South. This article examines the role of technology in enhancing academic practice in an emerging community of practice of educational developers across universities in East Africa. The results of an online survey of 25 multipliers who completed a 6-week asynchronous online course indicate that they found it flexible in terms of time and space. Future- ready educational developers may need to rethink educational development activities conducted in physical settings, with a view to moving the activities online.