Do students learn better through technology?<br />Motivation<br />(Interests, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Goals, Self-Worth, Self- Efficacy,.)<br />Cultural Influence<br />(Categories, Family, <br />Friends, Beliefs, Values, Habits, Social<br />Influences, …)<br />The Learning Environment<br />The Disadvantaged Student<br />Learning<br />Technology<br />(Self-Directed Learning, Flow State, ARCS, Cognition, Community of Learners, Academic Performance)<br />
Students’ Response to ICT Use <br />Mostly not used a PC prior to coming to University<br />Keen interest to use ICT facilities by a high percentage<br />Collective approach to learning<br />ICT tools, such as the Internet, email and Microsoft Office critical and indispensable<br />More access to ICT tools means improved access to educational material.<br />Accessible ICT facilities imply improvement in the quality of learning.<br />A high level of collaborative learning takes place amongst the students in showing each other newly discovered computer features.<br />Minimal supervision or intervention is needed to promote computer literacy. <br />Once the correct environment is created, most of the effort comes from the student. <br />
Recommendation from Feb 2011 Board Meeting<br />Faculty members who have received their basic Blackboard training will have a minimum online presence by end of first semester, 24 June 2011 as follows. <br />Course outline<br />A Presentation (PowerPoint) <br />A few links to relevant Internet sites<br />All faculty members will have received basic Blackboard training before the end of the year.<br />
Support Available <br />Blackboard Training <br />Monday and Tuesday<br />Turnitin<br />Wednesdays<br />Course Development Support<br />Chuene Mokgokong<br />Abram Boshielo<br />Farivar Rahimi<br />Extension 2450<br />
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