Lecturers Eslyn Isaacs and Garth van Gensen from the Management Department (EMS), makes use of the iKamva platform to supplement their teaching practices for 2nd year Management students; as well as for postgraduate students. This postgraduate collaborative module – Advanced Diploma in Management (ADM) allows for sharing and engagement of two groups of students.
The lecturers structured the online environment to allow for content sharing and communication. This was supported by the use of eTools, specifically, “Course Resources” and “Lessons”.
The “Course Resources eTool” was structured into the following folders: Marketing Philosophies; PowerPoint Slides; Completed assessments; and Administrative documents. These folders include various course materials such as PowerPoint presentations, documents and videos.
In addition, the lecturers also use the “Lessons eTool” to create an interactive environment. A video lecture was recorded on a particular lesson namely,‘Pricing Concepts and Setting the right Price’. This was done as the lecturers were unable to attend the face-to-face session with the students. This video recording was embedded into the online space within iKamva, along with the weekly PowerPoint presentation.
Students were able to view the interactive video at their own pace and from various geographical locations. This blended mode of teaching allowed both full-time and working professionals to engage in the teaching regardless of space and time.
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