Monthly Archives: October, 2014

School of Business and Finance: ‘Live Lecture’ Streaming for ADM students in George

Senior Lecturer Eslyn Isaacs, from the School of Business and Finance approached the CIECT team to find out if ‘off-campus’ students residing in the George region would be able to have access to a ‘live lecture’ (in real-time). CIECT advised regarding a solution, whereby live lectures could be streamed from the UWC campus to George. Conceptual planning meetings took place in order to prepare for this initiative.

Lecturer Frances Oosthuizen in collaboration with CIECT engaged in the delivery of this initiative. Hence she presented the lecture on Wednesday 22 October 2014 between 17h30 – 19h00 in venue DL3. The lecture, which focused on exam scope and preparation was captured on a digital lecture capture platform (Zoom), and streamed in real-time to the students in George.

This intervention enabled the students engaged in the Advanced Diploma in Management (ADM) Programme (Module: Short-term Insurance) to have access to the same content simultaneously. Moreover, the lecturers intended to reduce the administration processes related to ‘constant liaison’.

The captured lecture recording is available online for the specific ADM students to view and revise.

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School of Business and Finance: ‘Live Lecture’ Streaming for ADM students in George

Senior Lecturer Eslyn Isaacs, from the School of Business and Finance approached the CIECT team to find out if ‘off-campus’ students residing in the George region would be able to have access to a ‘live lecture’ (in real-time). CIECT advised regarding a solution, whereby live lectures could be streamed from the UWC campus to George. Conceptual planning meetings took place in order to prepare for this initiative.
Lecturer Frances Oosthuizen in collaboration with CIECT engaged in the delivery of this initiative. Hence she presented the lecture on Wednesday 22 October 2014 between 17h30 – 19h00 in venue DL3. The lecture, which focused on exam scope and preparation was captured on a digital lecture capture platform (Zoom), and streamed in real-time to the students in George.

This intervention enabled the students engaged in the Advanced Diploma in Management (ADM) Programme (Module: Short-term Insurance) to have access to the same content simultaneously. Moreover, the lecturers intended to reduce the administration processes related to ‘constant liaison’.

The captured lecture recording is available online for the specific ADM students to view and revise.

NB: Please note that the eTeaching platform (Chisimba) will be phased out by the end of 2014. Hence lecturers are encouraged to contact the CIECT team, to make use of the iKamva (Sakai) platform.

Kind Regards
CIECT Team

Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT)
Our eLearning platforms:
http://eteaching.uwc.ac.za
http://ikamva.uwc.ac.za
Our Mobile platform
http://m.eteaching.uwc.ac.za
Email: elearning@uwc.ac.za
Tel: 021 959 3200

Online environment for 3rd year Linguistics students

Lecturer, Antia Bassey has created an online environment for his 3rd year Linguistics students. Professor Bassey makes use of various eTools within the Sakai platform (iKamva) to support his traditional teaching methods:

– Announcement,
– Course Resources; and
– Test & Quizzes tools.

The students are able to access the course resources (structured into Lecture Slides, Prescribed readings; and Tutorials/Essays)- before attending their face-to-face classes. They also receive online announcements related to course material, relevant reading material, and tests dates and times. These announcements are linked to students’ email clients (available via mobile devices).

In addition Professor Bassey created an ‘online term test’ during the fourth term. The test included different question types such as:
– Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs);
– Fill in the blanks; and
– True or False;

The scheduled term test took place in a computer lab under the supervision of the lecturer, teaching assistants and a CIECT team member. The online term test is aligned to students’ final Continuous Assessment Mark (CAM).

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.

Kind Regards,
CIECT Team

Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT)
Our eLearning platforms:
http://eteaching.uwc.ac.za
http://ikamva.uwc.ac.za
Our Mobile platform
http://m.eteaching.uwc.ac.za
Email: elearning@uwc.ac.za
Tel: 021 959 3200

CIECT Annual Report 2014

This report provides an overview of CIECT’s activities, promoting the infusion of emerging technologies at UWC. A framework is presented which deliberates CIECT’s impact within the areas of Teaching-and-Learning; Research; Community Engagement and Collaboration. These key areas are underpinned by the alignment of activities (current and future) with the Institutional Operating Plan (IOP) of the University; and other national policies (e.g. National Development Plan/ NDP). The research and application of innovative, emerging technologies are supported by the implementation of an integrated team structure. Daily operations are aligned to research; which is evidence-based and measurable.

Please click on this link to view  the document

 

The 7th Annual eLearning colloquium

The 7th Annual eLearning colloquium (which took place on Thursday, 04 September 2014) hosted 12 speakers across disciplines who reflected on the use of various eTools to enhance teaching-and-learning practices.

These presentations were recorded and are available for viewing on our CIECT YouTube Channel at:

http://tinyurl.com/ndbyvvc

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to enhance your teaching-and-learning practices through various online interventions.

CIECT Greetings

Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT)
Our eLearning platforms:
http://eteaching.uwc.ac.za
http://ikamva.uwc.ac.za
Our Mobile platform
http://m.eteaching.uwc.ac.za
Email: elearning@uwc.ac.za
Tel: 021 959 3200

Advanced Certificate in School Management Leadership – online environment

Lecturer, Dr Karen Collett from Education Faculty consulted with the CIECT team on how to create an interactive online environment for the Advanced Certificate in School Management Leadership (ACE). The Programme is offered as a part-time course for school principals and senior management members. Face-to-face lectures take place on Saturdays only and therefore the online environment enables the students to:

– access course materials/resources
– receive announcements and course emails

After each lecture all course resources and Powerpoint presentations are made available to students. The online environment facilitates easy access by student to key information and resources as well as facilitates closer contact and communication between the course participants and their lecturers.

Karen states: “As a lecturer on the programme I have found it extremely useful and have access to what my colleagues are teaching in other modules. This has helped me to ensure that there is cross-curricular coherence and no duplication between module content on the course. This has also helped me to deepen aspects covered in other course modules and to mediate the links between what I am teaching and what my colleagues have taught. Having a whole course on-line hold a lot of potential for “on-line communities of practice” as we all exchange resources and ideas.”

Currently all ACE lecturers and mentors are receiving training to support their interactive teaching and learning interventions.

Furthermore (in 2015) the use of the discussion forum, assessment activities for creative teaching and learning methodologies will be more extensively explored.

**Contact the CIECT team to create your blended learning environment within iKamva (Sakai Platform).
NB: Please note that the eTeaching platform (Chisimba) will be phased out by the end of 2014. Hence lecturers are encouraged to contact the CIECT team, to make use of the iKamva (Sakai) platform.