David Toh Kusi is Senior Lecturer of British Literature and Contemporary Literary Studies at the Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaounde 1, since 2011. He currently cumulates as Head of Service for Research and Cooperation at the Faculty of Arts, University of Bamenda. He is one of the team members who, in 2013, designed the Digital Certificate Programme at the Higher Teacher Training College Yaounde to empower peers and students on how to integrate ICT pedagogic tools in teaching/learning processes through learning management systems. He has facilitated this training (CerTNum) since 2015. He has supervised close to thirty Master’s dissertations in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Second Grade Teaching Diplomas. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, he has published scientific articles in his area of specialization in reputed journals. He is also the author of a poetry collection entitled The Cradle of my Passion. His teaching and research experiences in the humanities for the past nine years have helped him to recognise the need to embrace Digital Humanities as innovation in literary studies to contribute to capacity building and maximise efficiency in solving complex human problems. In 2018, he participated in the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature at Seattle University, Washington. In the same Year 2018, he participation in the Second Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities from 30th September – 6th October in Nigeria. Was selected to participate in a two week event consisting of a workshop and conference in Digital Humanities: the perspective of Africa (July 1-12, 2019) in the Netherlands. Was long listed for the Chevening MA programme in Digital Humanities 2019. He is an expert in “MOOCs4Development”, trained at the Advanced School of Engineering, Yaoundé from February 2018 - March 2019. He is currently working in a team for a MOOC Course in English proficiency at the University Yaounde 1; a programme managed by The African Network for MOOC Creation for Innovative pedagogy in Higher Education, funded with support from the European Commission-Erasmus. His research interests include British literary studies, Contemporary American Literature, Postcolonial studies, critical theory and techniques of research, Digital technologies and innovative pedagogies.
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