Arts Faculty lecturers: Create blended learning environments

Arts Faculty lecturers across the eleven (11) Departments have created online environments within the institutional Learning Management System (LMS) iKamva (Sakai).

A number of 77 online modules have been created during the first term (1st) – of the academic calendar, 2016.

These lecturers have consulted with the CIECT Team to create blended learning environments which support their traditional practices.

The Arts Faculty lecturers have also been introduced to the use of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) such as, digital stories, podcasts, narrated presentations; and Google Applications (such as ePortfolio, Drive and Blogger).
NB: It should be noted that lecturers integrate these PLEs and Google Applications into their iKamva environments.

Furthermore, lecturers representing different Departments, have setup various online tests to assess large classes, consisting of approximately 690 – 1490 students. These online tests were developed for students (amongst others) – from the Psychology (undergraduate), Linguistics and English Departments.

Students are expected to complete these tests at their own pace (within a specific time-frame); and from any geographical setting.
NB: Some lecturers prefer to release test marks as soon as the student has submitted. Whilst others prefer to wait for all students to complete, before releasing marks.

Moreover, Linguistics lecturers have made use of iKamva’s ‘joinable groups’, which enables their students to select specific slots related to online assessment tasks.

Contact the CIECT Team to create your interactive online environment.

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