Academic development and support for online teaching in the Faculty of Management Bella Vilakazi & Magda Hewitt 4 May 2010 Future Campus Conference
Scheduled Edulink workshops
Good teaching practices & principles
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
A new Lecturer & 1 ST Year Large class
Relied on Academic Support
Seminars on teaching practices
What works for other lecturers
Edulink case studies to stimulate thought
Edulink Pre- and post-tests
Guide & structure student learning
Findings on academic support
Academic support valuable
Edulink pre- and post-tests;
structured and guided student learning
encouraged dialogue during lectures
ensured effective work for lecturer and students
Learning was taking place
Got to know students better
different learning styles and preferences
Achieved learning outcome
Edulink supported teaching practice
After all this effort…
Student poor performance 1 st semester test
Too much work
Demanded structured work
What do students want?
How do they want to be taught?
Where is responsibility in the own learning?
Where do we draw the line?
Challenges @ UJ
Students want to be spoon fed
How do we get the students to take responsibility of their own learning?