Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Learn how to create eAssessments within your iKamva course site

The Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies invites you to a hands-on interactive iKamva workshop, which will focus specifically on eAssessment. This workshop will enable you to create Assignments and/or Tests and Quizzes for your students. Colleagues interested in this workshop need to have attended the pre-requisite course; Course Creation within iKamva.

The workshop will further entail the following:

• Setup of Inline and Uploadable assignments;
• add attachments to assignment;
• setup of Tests & Quizzes
• multiple choice questions, short answer questions, fill in the blank etc. ; and
• apply specific settings and publish test

The workshop will be held on the 02 July 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00.

** Please make sure that your Novell details are working prior to attend this workshop.
The CIECT team encourages Departments to arrange for group training sessions related to the effective use of eTools within the Sakai (iKamva) platform.

** View the Training and Support Interventions for 2013 at the following link CIECT Calendar 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/apqjso7 )
** Bookings to be done via iEnabler site 2 days prior to the workshop.

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Fourth (4th) ePortfolio session for lecturers across departments

The Centre for Innovative Educational Communication Technologies [CIECT] conducted their fourth (4th) hands-on ePortfolio workshop on the 13th June 2013.

 

Participants were briefly introduced to some Google Drive features; and thereafter were guided through the four phases of creating an ePortfolio.

 

By the end of the session participants were able to do the following:

– create an ePortfolio site,

– develop the ePortfolio according to discipline/teaching criteria,

– share a brief background about themselves; and

– link to relevant evidence such as transcripts, journals, videos, presentations etc.

 

Participants were further shown how to share their ePortfolios with relevant stakeholders, and embed the ePortfolio into an online environment/s (LinkedIN, iKamva, etc.).

Lecturer comment: “The session was very good. As lecturers realise the value of this ePortfolio you will see more and more lecturers booking for these sessions”.

 

Colleagues wishing to participate in these sessions are encouraged to register using the iEnabler (on-line registration booking system). Thank you for your support.
NB: Bookings should be done at least two working days in advance.
 
View the CIECT Training and Support Interventions at:
eTeaching site: http://tinyurl.com/apqjso7
UWC website: http://tinyurl.com/aylrb8t (via eLearning page within UWC website)

Lecturers across faculties engage in an Interactive iKamva Workshop

Lecturers from various Faculties attended an interactive workshop, 11 June 2013: “Create an online environment”. Fourteen (14) lecturers engaged in the Sakai (iKamva) environment, specifically for the use of eTools for teaching-and-learning purposes.

During the training lecturers were able to:
– Create online course and edit course settings;
– Structure and share course material(s);
– Develop a lesson with interactive multi-media components;
– Embed educational youtube video clips; and
– Insert relevant images.

Follow up sessions on how to use communication and eAssessment tools will be offered in July.

The CIECT team encourages Departments to arrange for group training sessions related to the effective use of eTools within the Sakai (iKamva) platform.

Nursing lecturers explore various educational technologies

The Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT) team is currently offering training workshops to Nursing lecturers on a suite of educational technologies. This assists lecturers to decide which tool will best enhance their teaching practice. Lecturers already engaged in a Google Drive, Google Blogger and Google News workshops. The CIECT team is training and advising the Nursing lecturers in order for them to select relevant eTools for teaching and learning purposes. Follow-up workshops will include the design of an online environment within the Sakai (iKamva) platform; and the use Social Media.

On Friday 31 May, lecturers were introduced to Google Blogger and Google News, to explore how students can make use of these applications while engaged in fieldwork practice. These Nursing lecturers are also eager to explore how the educational technologies are integrated with various mobile applications and devices.

The undergraduate Nursing students, as part of their practical engagement, are placed at different clinical sites around the Cape Peninsula. These students are required to meet with patients, document their findings, and share with their lecturers making use of different technologies. Based on their findings, lecturers will select an eTool that would best suit their students’ needs. Subsequently students will be trained on the use of the selected eTool at the start of the second semester.

Contact the Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT) to join these Google and Sakai (iKamva) workshops which are integrated and accessible via various mobile devices.

** View the Training and Support Interventions for 2013 at the following link CIECT Calendar 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/apqjso7)

Google online survey training: Library collaboration

Dear Colleagues,

The CIECT team has recently trained and advised the Director of the UWC Library, Mrs Pateka Matshaya about the use of Google Forms to create an online survey.

This survey will be accessible to UWC and other Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) respondents. The Library staff member was advised to make use of Google Forms as it is easily accessible. It also allow the creator to share the survey with other collaborators/co-writers before sharing it publicly.

Any Google survey is automatically linked to a spread sheet which captures the responses in real-time. These responses can be monitored asynchronously. The survey link can be shared publicly within various other social media tools such as: Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in etc.

Contact the Centre for Innovative Educational Communication Technologies (CIECT) to join these Google Drive Workshops.

** View the Training and Support Interventions for 2013 at the following link CIECT Calendar 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/apqjso7 ).

Kind Regards,
CIECT Team

Create your interactive online environment making use of Sakai (iKamva)

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to create your online environment/classroom to enhance your existing teaching practice. This workshop will enable you to combine your learning material with related multi-media components to create an interactive online classroom.

The workshop will entail the following:
– Course Set-up
– Structure and share course material(s)
– Develop a lesson with interactive multi-media components
– Embed educational youtube video clips; and
– Insert relevant images.

** Please note that you should bring your electronic course materials (lecture notes) and make sure that your Novell details are working prior to attending this workshop.

Please take note of the following date:
Date:                                Time:
Tuesday ,11 June 2013       09:00-12:00

Venue: Cassinga building (situated diagonally behind the UWC swimming pool)

Colleagues wishing to participate in these sessions are encouraged to register using the iEnabler (on-line registration booking system). Thank you for your support.

NB: Bookings should be done at least two working days in advance.

Tel 021 959 3200/2501
Fax 021 959 2031
Email: elearning@uwc.ac.za