Economics, Management & Entrepreneurship Blended Module: Interactive, structured environment for First-Year students

Lecturer Hilary Naidoo has created an interactive blended module for the first-year students engaged in the Introduction to the Economy and Business (IEB134) module. This module was created within the institutional Learning Management System – iKamva.

Lecturer Hilary has made use of various eTools to assist with the design, structure, and sharing of learning material.

‘Course Outline’ eTool: Enables the lecturer to structure important information related to the module content including: reading material, notional hours, assessment schedule, and also graduate attributes. The lecturer explicitly highlighted to the students how the learning content is aligned to specific graduate attributes.

‘Course Resources’ eTool: Weekly lectures and readings related to specific concepts such as managementeconomic growth4th Industrial Revolution and related economic terms were structured and shared with students on a weekly basis.

Pre-Reading: Students were required to engage in pre-reading in order to prepare for lectures.

Links – to specific and relevant economic-related websites were embedded in the ‘Lessons’ eTool. This enables the students to view and read the latest news feeds.

Group Assignment: Students were required to create and submit a group assignment. Students could identify one member to submit on behalf of the group.

Statistics’ eTool: Based on the statistics tool within the module, the ‘Course Resources’ eTool was accessed most frequently by students to view and retrieve related learning material.

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