The CIECT team offers Instructional Design Workshops which enables lecturers to design and develop structured interactive online environments. It is important to structure content into manageable units of work. Thus the team works closely with the subject-matter expert to design and develop interactive lessons/themes/topics/chapter within the ‘Lessons’ eTool within the institutional Learning Management System- iKamva.
The ‘Lessons’ eTool allows lecturers to organise resources, learning activities, and multi-media components. Lecturers are able to design and structure the course by units, themes, topics, module and week according to the subject-matter. Each Lesson page can be customised to suit the needs of the lesson, including links to other web resources and eTools. Furthermore, the content can be scaffolded and released based on the milestones achieved. Hence, iKamva caters for conditional release of learning content. The ‘Lessons’ eTool enables lecturers to:
- Showcase learning outcomes and expectations
- Develop clear guidelines formulated through a checklist
- Focus on key concepts structured into manageable chunks of information
- Embed digital learning content within the specific lessons
Lecturers across Faculties make use of the ‘Lessons’ eTool. See example of structured online modules below