Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Law Faculty: Blended approach for the Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (PGDiP)

The Course Administrator of the Social Law Project, Mr Ernest Booys, in collaboration with the Instructional Designer (CIECT Team) discussed the benefits of a blended learning approach. This approach was applied to the Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law Programme (PGDiP). Hence various lecturers within the Law Faculty, co-teach within the respective modules (face-to-face and online).

The PGDiP is offered to both full-time and part-time students at the University of the Western Cape, consisting of four (4) modules, namely:

– Labour Law in Context -PGL 711
– The Right to Fair Labour Practices -PGL712,
– Labour Dispute Resolution – PGL721
– Advanced Dispute Resolution Procedure- PGL 722

The online environment (created within the iKamva platform) provides students with:
– Module outlines,
– Key readings,
– Case-studies,
– Lecture slides, and a
– Discussion Forum.

NB: It should be noted that within one of the modules, students initiated a discussion topic related to a specific assignment. Furthermore the CIECT team observed that the students also engaged during evening time-frames (via this asynchronous eTool, over 1 week).

**Visit the CIECT Team to design your online environment; and specifically to make use of the discussion forum for communication and assessment purposes.