Paul Birevu Muyinda

Dr. Muyinda, is an Associate Professor of Open, Distance and eLearning (ODeL) and the Director of the Institute of Open, Distance and eLearning at Makerere University. He is the former Deputy Principal, of College of Education and External Studies at the same University. He is also the former Dean, School of Distance and Lifelong Learning and former Head, Department of Open and Distance Learning. He is an accomplished researcher, practitioner, academician in the field of open, distance and e-learning. He is the Convenor of the first ever online learning programmes at Makerere University - Bachelor of Youth Development Work and the Master of Instructional Design and Technology. He founded the Mobile Research Supervision Initiative (MRSI); Mobile Learning Object Deployment and Utilisation Framework (MoLODUF) and the Cooperative and Collaborative Mobile Learning System. He is a Certified Blended Learning developer who has been named by Bob Little as being among the top 100 movers and shakers of online corporate education in Africa. Prof. Muyinda is the Chairperson of the taskforce for fast tracking online learning implementation at Makerere University. His taskforce enabled Makerere University to successfully transit onto online teaching, learning and examination during the COVID-19 pandemic times. He is presently undertaking a research and innovation project on ‘Enhancing the Behavioural Change of Boda-Boda Riders in Uganda Using Mobile Learning’.