Biotechnology online course to enhance access and communication

Lecturer, Dr Diane Rip of the Science Faculty, created an online environment for her second year Biotechnology students. The aim of the module was to communicate more effectively with students as well as to create a central space to enable access to lecture notes, past exam papers, tests as well as practicals.

Students are also informed of important notices via the announcement tool, which is linked to their email addresses; and accessible via mobile phones.

According to the Biotechnology lecturer, “The students seem to have no problem using the eTeaching platform to retrieve their course notes and general information. It’s an easy way of communicating important information to the students. However, the uploading and sharing of the material is sometimes problematic due to Internet connectivity challenges.”

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