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,
– 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.