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  • 1. Logistical Requirements for Implementing Distance Education Programmes The University of Zambia Experience By Godfrey Mwewa Lecturer/Coordinator (student Services) DDE, University of Zambia
  • 2. What is Educational Technology
    • ‘Tools used in formal educational practice to disseminate, illustrate, communicate, or immerse learners and teachers in activities purposively designed to induce learning’. (Garrison and Anderson, 2003)
    • Distance education/eLearning considered as a complex system composed of institutional, individual, technical and social components.
  • 3. Teaching presence
    • The frame of e-learning extends interaction, choice, and movement, and this has a liberating and transformational effect on approaches to teaching.
  • 4. The technology of e-learning
    • Internet and on-line learning are on continuum of technology in education that extends to:
    • Clay tablets
    • Slate drawing boards
    • Handmade paper and
    • Abacus
  • 5. Generations of Distance Education Technology
    • Ecological view of eLearning
    • First generation: printed textbook and course guide- conversational materials
    • Second generation: retained independent study- Radio and TV
    • Third generation: Asynchronous and Synchronous human interaction- audio, video & Computer Mediated Conferencing (CMC)
  • 6. Generations of DE Technology Cont’d
    • Fourth generation: combines 1 st three; retrievable; development and delivery packages such as WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle , lotus Notes.
    • Fifth generation: ‘intelligent functions’ flexible learning model.’ Additions to 4G: automated responses e.g. FAQ and access via ‘portals’ to campus-based resources and services.
  • 7. Background
    • Oldest dual University in Anglo-phone Africa
    • Unit/Management Structure
    • Programmes offered
    • Method of paying/collection of fees e.g. banks
  • 8. Six Pillars of Distance Education Pillars of Distance Education Assignments Study Centres Audio-visual-Aids (ICTs) Personal Guidance Study Materials Personal Contact Programmes (Residential School)
  • 9. Study Materials
    • Interactive materials
    • Development of materials
    • Media
    • Distribution
  • 10. Assignments
    • Assessment
    • Quality Assurance
  • 11. Personal Contact Programmes (Residential School)
    • Purpose
    • Calendar
  • 12. Personal Guidance
    • Guidance and counseling
    • Academic counseling
    • Psycho-Social counseling
  • 13. Study Centres
    • Why learning centres?
    • Tutors
    • Library facilities
  • 14. Audio-visual-Aids (ICTs)
    • Printing facilities
    • Networked Computers
    • Communication facilities
  • 15. Future of Distance Education at UNZA
    • Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012: Emphasis on ICT in education
    • Principle of DE
    • Expansion programme
    • Strategies- partnerships (AVU, DODE/MOE, EU-CELA proposed project, SADC ODL CoS, Private-Public etc) investment in infrastructure development for ODeL.
  • 16. CLCE Vision
    • What model of DE would the college like to follow 3 years from now? Is it have a unit? Is it those staff members with interest?
    • How about technical issues? How would you like to use technology?
    • Write a story how DE at CLCE will look like 3 years from now.