Introduction…• Our status as a young university provides an opportunity to redefine learning experience of the students which further enhances our reputation as the leading private university.• Hence, Taylor’s adopted a strategic & systematic approach: Blended Learning Face-to-Face Classroom e-Learning Activities Teaching & Learning Interactions (in and / or outside classrooms)
Restructuring process began…• Adoption of this new approach requires some restructuring of current learning environments and methodologies.• Taylor’s University’s e-Learning mission statement is: By 2015, every student at Taylor’s University will learn in a collaborative, self- directed and personalized manner anytime, anywhere.
Reasons for migration…• Taylor’s University introduced e-learning technologies through: 2001 Mid 2012
Pedagogical migration begins…• e-Learning Academy (eLA) was requested to train academic staff in Taylor’s University.• Trainings for TIMeS @ Taylor’s are divided into three (3) levels: – Basic – Intermediate – Advance (beginning year 2013 onwards)
TIMeS @ Taylor’s: Approach ofTraining 120minute s Face- Advance Export / to- import Intermediateface, h Online grades from external ands- quizzes only. sources, plu on. g-ins etc. Basic 5 ‘Must-know’ features ininternal TIMeS.trainers
Pedagogical challenge by movingon…• Total Number of Academic Staff: 503*• Attended & trained approximately: – 78.5% (Basic) – 45.3% (Intermediate).• Trainings are still currently on-going (based on needs & requests by faculties).
I would like to explore more external features?We have a newLMS, so what? Anything These features in TIMeS new to are almost similar with Blackboard… discover?
Future plans…• Phase 1 of development completed. – Integration of Rewind @ Taylor’s. – Turnitin• Phase 2 commences March 2013. – Further equip Rewind @ Taylor’s to all venues beginning March 2013 onwards. – Developmental of more interactive academic homepage with more interactive features to engage students & improve learning.