COE of The African Virtual University (AVU)


Dr. Diallo has been working in the education sector since 1989  as an academic, a consultant, a project administrator, a researcher and a secondary school teacher. He joined the African Virtual University (AVU), an Intergovernmental Organization based in Nairobi Kenya, which specializes in Open Distance and eLearning, in August 2005. He held several senior positions within the organization before his appointment as the CEO/Rector in August 2007. His major achievement at AVU consists of leading the organization to become a respected player in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education in Africa. 

Prior to joining the AVU, Dr. Diallo worked at the University of Ottawa as a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Education and as a Consultant for Integration of ICT in Education at the Center for University Teaching. He taught at the secondary level in Senegal before joining the University of Ottawa in 1997. He holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD with a focus on the Integration of ICTs in higher education institutions from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Diallo advises on and is a member of several global organizations and initiatives including the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJ-SoTL), the Open Education Consortium and the European Research Network for Emerging Technologies. He is also a frequent speaker at international conferences.