Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning

Messages from CILL

Officer - In - Charge
Dr G Bahadur, Senior Lecturer
Dr G Bahadur, Senior LecturerOfficer in Charge

Dear Students

As Officer in Charge for The Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) at the University of Mauritius, I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Mauritius. I would also like to congratulate you for securing a seat at the University of Mauritius.

The Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) was created in April 2014, following the merging of two Centres, namely the Virtual Centre for Innovative Technologies (VCILT) and the Centre for Professional development and Lifelong Learning (CPDL).

CILL has been responsible for developing and providing lifelong learning concept, online education and e-learning. In line with the effort to promote ICT, CILL develops academic modules, pedagogical prototype projects, continuous education and lifelong flexible learning. CILL also supports UoM academics and tutors with the technology, pedagogical and management tools for the conception, multimedia presentation and networking of their academic activities.

In our quest to increase the number of local and international students, over the years, CILL has signed several MoUs with different institutions both locally and abroad like University of Seychelles, Ducere Global Business School, Australia, COL, Mauritius Police Force, Mauritius Port Authority, Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) among others.

At present, we are pleased to be offering postgraduate programmes of studies on a fully online mode of delivery whereby students get access to their virtual classroom through our learning platforms, which are Moodle and Canvas. We are currently offering programmes like the MA Educational Leadership, MSc Educational Technologies, MBA online and MBA Innovation and Leadership with Ducere Global Business School.

We are also mandated to offer Commissioned programmes, which are tailored made for industry and institutions (private and public) with the aim to:
• upgrade the skills of their employees,
• provide lifelong learning and
• generate funds for the UoM.

As at today, CILL has a student population of nearly 600 students. The BSc (Hons) Web and Multimedia Development programme has been running since 2009 and recently the programme has been revamped and is now being offered on a blended mode under the LCCS credit system i.e. Google Classroom, classes on campus and only for some practical modules, you will be given access to computer labs on the main campus.

However, please rest assured that the CILL staff, academics and programme coordinators would be available to meet you whenever the need arises.

This programme offers web and multimedia development skills, which are focused on internet technologies such as the design and implementation of web-based client/server systems. It is designed to ensure that students become equipped with a broad range of computing knowledge and skills, and it includes core modules in general software design and development, as well as in scripting technologies specific for web development. At the end of year 2, students will have the opportunity to embark on job placement to gain working experience.

Important Note:

• UoM Website - All information regarding Programme Catalogue/Programme Structure (as applicable), UoM Regulations, Calendar of Activities, etc.
• Smoking Free/Alcohol Free/Drug Free Campus
• Conduct of Students – Respect & Ethics (Ethical behaviour vis-a-vis UoM Academic and Administrative staff and to your peers)
• UoM mail will be the primary form of communication
• Channel of Communication (Lecturer, Programme Coordinator, Head and Dean/ Officer-in-Charge)
• Eco-Friendly Campus
• Mode of delivery of lectures –Blended Mode (Face to Face & Online)
• LCCS and Deadlines (For submission of coursework and assignment)
• Social Media - Should not post anything that cause damage to the reputation of the institution
• Participation in events organised by the University (Student union, sports…)

On behalf of CILL staff, I would like to wish you a fruitful journey at UoM and all the best in your studies.

Thank you

 

Dr Bahadur Goonesh Kumar
OIC, CILL
June 2023