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Esinam Afi Kayi wins the inaugural BJET International Fellowship

The British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET‘s) international fellowship has been awarded to Esinam Afi Kayi for her proposal, ‘Examining the impact of blended learning on distance education learners’ learning outcomes: Perspectives from instructors and learners’.

This one-year fellowship, which rewards the most compelling proposal for a piece of research in the field of educational technology from an early-career researcher based at an institution in a low- or lower-middle-income country, includes funding of up to £5,000, and the expectation that the resultant paper will be published in BJET.

The editors said:

‘We were very impressed with the rigour and detail of Esinam’s well-written application. The methods, analysis and ethics sections were clear, and a comprehensive budget plan provided. The proposed project will make a significant contribution to the field; and we look forward to seeing the outcomes.’

Dr Kayi is assistant lecturer in the Department of Distance Education at the University of Ghana, where she gained a DPhil in population studies in 2018.

Daniel Otieno of Kenyatta University, Kenya, was highly commmended for his proposal, ‘Enhancing inclusion in technology enabled teaching and learning. Of Dr Otieno’s application, the editors said,

‘We were very impressed with this application, including the fact that it included a sample of 10 institutions. The topic of technology use to support learners with disabilities is under-researched and very important; we look forward to seeing some of the author’s work in future and hope he will consider publishing in BJET.’