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Bella vilakazi 2 uj

  1. 1. Academic development and support for online teaching in the Faculty of Management Bella Vilakazi & Magda Hewitt 4 May 2010 Future Campus Conference
  2. 2. Professional Development <ul><li>Scheduled Edulink workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Customised workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support </li></ul><ul><li>Good teaching practices & principles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Integrate Edulink tools with teaching and learning activities 3/3 CONTENT COLLABORATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION ASSESSMENT Media Library Learning Module Web Links Selective Release Files SCORM Modules Group Manager Tracking& My Progress Grade Book My Grades Assessments Assignments Quiz Self-tests Survey Peer Review Grading Forms Announcements Goals Calendar Search Syllabus Roster Who’s Online Chat & Whiteboard Discussions Mail Integrate Edulink tools with teaching and learning activities
  4. 4. A new Lecturer & 1 ST Year Large class <ul><li>Relied on Academic Support </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars on teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>What works for other lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring system </li></ul><ul><li>Edulink case studies to stimulate thought </li></ul><ul><li>Edulink Pre- and post-tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide & structure student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student incentives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Findings on academic support <ul><li>Academic support valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Edulink pre- and post-tests; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>structured and guided student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encouraged dialogue during lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensured effective work for lecturer and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning was taking place </li></ul><ul><li>Got to know students better </li></ul><ul><ul><li>different learning styles and preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achieved learning outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Edulink supported teaching practice </li></ul>
  6. 6. After all this effort… <ul><li>Student poor performance 1 st semester test </li></ul><ul><li>Students complained </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too much work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demanded structured work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department’s responsibility </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What do students want? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they want to be taught? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is responsibility in the own learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we draw the line? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges @ UJ <ul><li>Students want to be spoon fed </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get the students to take responsibility of their own learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does experiential learning really work? </li></ul><ul><li>Available tools, resources and support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure rate is still high </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor attendance impacts on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>success </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>No prior teaching experience or training </li></ul><ul><li>Assumption that you know how to teach </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation to make students succeed </li></ul>Challenges for new lecturers
  10. 10. Thank you

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