Dr. Eric Opoku Osei

Lecturer


Dept: Computer Science
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES |SDG-4| HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES |SDG-3|  BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES|SDG-9|...~more


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Dr. Eric Opoku Osei is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, College of Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He also lectures in the Department of Teacher Education (ICT Education Specialisation) at the Faculty of Education, KNUST. Dr. Osei applies the 21st -Century competency-based training model (CBT) in his lecturing. He has six (6) years of lecturing experience in tertiary institutions. The experience includes four (4) years as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon. Dr. Osei has a Bachelor’s degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDE), Master’s degree in Information Technology and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

His research interest includes Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) for process improvement and Educational Technology (EDTECH) adoption, and being in his early days in academia, he has published five (5) articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Osei's educational background in Science, Engineering and Arts blends well with his multidisciplinary research focus and consultancy services. He has provided editorial support services to over seventeen (17) articles for Conference Proceedings and peer-reviewed Journal publications, including IEEE Sensor Letters, Inderscience, and IJCNA (Scopus indexed). Eric is an affiliate of the IEEE Computer Society, a Project Management Professional, and a computing curriculum development panel member for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA-Ghana).

In service to the community, Dr. Osei has conducted Consultancy services for UNESCO's ICT-in-Education projects in Ghana. Dr. Osei was appointed as the first in-house Instructional Technologist (a Deputy Director role) by the Ministry of Education in Ghana from 2019 to 2020. Whilst in that capacity, he made significant contributions to Ghana’s strategic decisions on E-learning. One key contribution was the introduction of the Ghana Learning Television (GL-TV) for students to keep up with teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Dr. Osei also practices as a counselor.  

He has worked in the Industry with MTN-Ghana for 8-years as a telecommunication network engineer. Whilst with MTN, he achieved several recognitions: the ultimate staff performance award (Yello-Star 2011) and five (5) other awards on Business Process Improvement using ICT Innovations. In 2012, the MTN Global Academy for Staff adjudged Eric as one of the top-10 E-learners across twenty-one (21) operating countries. He also won the ICT Innovator award (1st runner-up, Falling Walls) during the German-DAAD regional competition in 2017. His core values are Innovation, Get-it-done, Leadership, Integrity and Collaboration. Above all, his favorite mantra is "God is faithful.” 


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