Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
e-Learning  At UDSM
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

e-Learning At UDSM

  • 2,619 views
Published

Dr Twaakyondo, of the University of Dar es Salaam presented this talk to the PHEA team during December 2008 on the status of e-learning.

Dr Twaakyondo, of the University of Dar es Salaam presented this talk to the PHEA team during December 2008 on the status of e-learning.

Published in Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
2,619
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5

Actions

Shares
Downloads
16
Comments
1
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Implementation of e-learning at UDSM By Dr. H. Twaakyondo Director CVL December 2008
  • 2. Objectives:
    • Objective of this presentation is to share with you the following:-
    • Background and trends of e-learning at UDSM
    • Educational technology policies, strategies
    • Current Projects and Plans
    • Challenges facing e-learning implementation
  • 3. Introduction
    • E-learning can be defined as "using electronic applications and processes to learn. e-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. ".
    • In recent years, e-learning has become a policy option for many developed and developing countries including UDSM
  • 4. Introduction
    • Why?:
    • The need to meet new learner styles
    • The need to reduce training cost per students
    • Increased demand of access to Higher educations.
  • 5. Admissions at UDSM Source: UDSM Facts and Figures 2006/2007 Applied Registered % Registered 2002/03 6,171 3,423 55% 2003/04 6,036 3,582 59% 2004/05 8,616 4,264 43% 2005/06 17,164 4,475 26% 2006/07 15,185 7,049 46%
  • 6. Efforts made by UDSM
    • Improve ICT infrastructure
      • put in place the fiber optic backbone, networked all UDSM units including the UCLAS / AU and MUCHS/MUHAS
      • Provision of video conferencing facilities
      • Establishment of several computer labs in all faculties and some departments
      • connect the University network to the Interne
  • 7. Efforts made by UDSM
    • Train end users and technical staff to effectively use and manage the ICT facilities/applications
    • Establishment of FIVE/CVL
      • Role of CVL---- responsible to spearhead and coordinate all ODeL oriented activities at the University level .
  • 8. Structure of CVL DEAN (DVC-ACADEMICS) DIRECTOR STEERING COMMITTEE DEPUTY DIRECTOR COORDINATOR UDVLP SECTION COORDINATOR EVLP SECTION INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN UNIT (IDU) DISSEMINATION UNIT (DDU) MULTIMEDIA LABORATORY COORDINATOR VLT SECTION
  • 9. E- learning initiatives at UDSM
    • activities were observed since 1998 where UDSM embarked on a TEIL programme to integrate ICT in teaching and learning
    • Blackboard software adopted in 1998
    • By 2006, approximately 35% of all academic staff have been trained to use Blackboard
  • 10. E- learning initiatives at UDSM
    • Two pilot blended programmes (CCS and PGDE) were launched in 2005 .
    • Other factors considered by UDSM for e-learning delivery includes;
      • Increase bandwidth (7.5 Mbps downlink, 1.5 Mbps uplink)
      • Establishment of wireless access points
      • Establishment of digital library
  • 11. E- learning initiatives [Collaboration with external Universities]
    • RMIT
      • Provision of Bsc Computer
      • Provision of Diploma computer Science
    • Curtin University
      • Provision of BBA
      • Provision opf Diploma in Business administration
    • Nettel@Africa programme
      • Through FCM to offer PGD in ICT, policy and regulation
  • 12. E- learning initiatives at UDSM
    • Currently, UDSM has adopted Moodle Learning Management System (LMS)
    • The software has replaced Blackboard, which is a commercial platform.
    • Moreover UDSM is in process of establishing upcountry e-learning programmes for BBA, PGDE and PGDEM
    • Mwanza has been chosen as the first ODeL center
  • 13. Educational technology policies, strategies
    • Efforts to established e-learning operational policy (draft document in place)
    • UDSM ICT master plan (2007)
    • CVL Strategic Plan in place (2007 – 2012).The Strategy has five broad areas of concentration;
        • Assist UDSM faculties and affiliated collages on e-leaning issues
        • Course development for e-delivery.
        • Provision/ delivery of e-programmes
        • LMS Management
        • Research of e-learning developments
  • 14. Current Projects and Plans
    • EUCTL
      • Enhancing University Teaching and Learning Capacity through the ICT- mediated Distance Learning Mode
      • Sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York (2007 -2009)
      • Establishment of three distance online programmes (PGDE,PGDEM and BBA)
    • CUUEP
      • CREATING UDSM E-CONTENT WAREHOUSE THROUGH E-PEDAGOGY SPONSERED BY THE WORLD BANK. (2008 -2012)
      • BUILDING OF THREE ODEL CENTRERS
      • DEVELOPMENT OF E-CONTENT FOR THREE PROGRAMMES
  • 15. Challenges for ODeL Delivery in TZ
    • Adequacy of ICT Infrastructure
    • Bandwidth barriers (cost)
    • Recognition of e-programmes By TCU
    • Low ICT awareness in the society
    • Reliance of foreign funding
    • Fast technological advancement
  • 16. Challenges for ODeL Delivery in TZ
    • Financial limitations for the majority of local investors to enter the ICT arena
    • Negative attitude towards e-learning
    • Limited experts in the field
    • Unavailability of relevant ODeL policies
  • 17. Conclusion
    • Sharing knowledge and experience is vital for success of e-learning at UDSM
    • Best practices and strategies in the area of e-learning should be adopted