Monthly Archives: July, 2014

eAssessment for Sport Science students

Lecturer, Lloyd Leach has created an online environment for his second year Sport Science students. Lloyd makes use of the course resources, announcement; and Test & Quizzes within his online environment.

The students are able to access the course resources before they attend the class and receive announcements related to their test marks and guidelines. These guidelines are related to upcoming practical classes.

Lloyd also creates weekly eAssessments related to the specific lectures. These online assessments further enhance “the students understanding and knowledge of the specific content”. The students are expected to complete ‘Multiple Choice Questions’ (MCQs); and ‘True and False’ – question types. Weekly eAssessment test counts for 10% of the continuous assessment mark.

Students have a week within which they can complete the assessment from any device or geographical space. The students are able to re-do the test up to three times, if they are unsatisfied with their marks. The system will record their highest mark.

NB: Please note that the eTeaching platform (Chisimba) will be phased out by the end of 2014. Lecturers are encouraged to contact the CIECT team for training related to the use of the iKamva/Sakai platform.

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Google Applications training for Human Ecology and Dietetics lecturers

Lecturers from the Human Ecology and Dietetics Department requested Google Applications training (Drive, Survey and ePorfolio). The training took place in June 2014 and enabled the lecturers to engage in the following hands-on activities:
 
Interactive document sharing (Google Drive)
 – Create an online document;
 – Share and edit within a user group; and
–  Receive updates and reviews of documents in real-time.
Interactive Survey (Google Forms)
 – Create an online survey;
 – Share with user group; and
 – Receive submissions in real-time.
ePortfolio (Google Sites)
 – Create an ePortfolio;
 – Add  content and digital media; and
 – Share the ePortfolio.

Some comments from the lecturers regarding the use of the eTools for teaching-and-learning purposes:
–  “will help me to start developing short questionnaires and get feedback from students”.
–  “will help to convert document as well as work with groups during group work”.
–  “allow for interactive communication between various people”.

NB: The team encourages staff members to arrange for group training sessions related to the effective use of eTools within the iKamva platform and Google Applications.
NB:  Please note that the eTeaching platform (Chisimba) will be phased out by the end of 2014. Lecturers are encouraged to contact the CIECT team for training related to the use of the iKamva/Sakai platform.

Google Applications training for Human Ecology and Dietetics lecturers

Lecturers from the Human Ecology and Dietetics Department requested Google Applications training (Drive, Survey and ePorfolio). The training took place in June 2014 and enabled the lecturers to engage in the following hands-on activities:

Interactive document sharing (Google Drive)
– Create an online document;
– Share and edit within a user group; and
– Receive updates and reviews of documents in real-time.
Interactive Survey (Google Forms)
– Create an online survey;
– Share with user group; and
– Receive submissions in real-time.
ePortfolio (Google Sites)
– Create an ePortfolio;
– Add content and digital media; and
– Share the ePortfolio.

Some comments from the lecturers regarding the use of the eTools for teaching-and-learning purposes:
– “will help me to start developing short questionnaires and get feedback from students”.
– “will help to convert document as well as work with groups during group work”.
– “allow for interactive communication between various people”.

NB: The team encourages staff members to arrange for group training sessions related to the effective use of eTools within the iKamva platform and Google Applications.
NB: Please note that the eTeaching platform (Chisimba) will be phased out by the end of 2014. Lecturers are encouraged to contact the CIECT team for training related to the use of the iKamva/Sakai platform.