Lecturer Vicky Naicker of the School of Business and Finance, EMS faculty has incorporated eLearning into his teaching-and-learning practices (since 2007). The eLearning team assisted the lecturer with the development of online modules. Subsequently, the lecturer has created nine (9) modules to supplement his traditional instructional practices.
Vicky mainly uses the online environment to share documents with his full-time and part-time students at the University. Different forms of documentation are shared with students namely: Word documents; PowerPoint Slides; and PDFs. This mode of delivery provides easy access to online content and communication. The eLearning team demonstrated to the students how to access the online courses; and download course notes. Further telephone, email and walk-in support is offered on a continuous basis for the lecturer and students.
Mobivarsity: Access your discussion topics via mobile off campus – 11 Aug 2010
The UWC Mobivarsity facility allows students to link to their online discussion forums via their mobiles. Students will be able to actively engage with their peers and lecturers within the discussion forum. Hence, they will be able to view their postings; and reply to their postings within the discussion forum (via their mobiles).
According to the Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET), mobile learning can be broadly defined as ‘the exploitation of ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning.
**Please note that only the courses that have been setup on eTeaching; or migrated from eLearn to eTeaching will be available on the mobile site. Also note that only registered students will have access to their online courses via their mobile phones.