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  1. 1.  Kampala University Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 22nd May 2010 Prince J. Wasajja, Jinja Prince Jamil Wasajja Kampala University Education Review Workshop Jinja 21 st -23 rd May 2010
  2. 2. Distance Education, or Distance Learning Introduction <ul><li>This is a field of education that focuses on the technology, and </li></ul><ul><li>instructional system designs that aim to deliver education to students who are not physically &quot;on site&quot; in a traditional classroom or campus. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  3. 3. Introduction; Continued <ul><li>creates and provides access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both. </li></ul><ul><li>creating an educational experience of equal quality for the learner to best suit their needs outside the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Represents convergence in the education, training and information fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet-enabled learning </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic, collaborative, individual, comprehensive </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 21-22nd May 2010 Prince J. Wasajja, Jinja
  4. 4. E - Learning Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 <ul><li>Need not be 100% electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Can combine with other forms of learning; eg Classroom teaching, on-the –job training </li></ul><ul><li>The creation, delivery, and management of training on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>But can include other media e g; Digital TV, streaming video, CD-ROM </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brief History <ul><li>The University of London was the first university to offer distance-learning degrees, establishing its External Programme in 1858. </li></ul><ul><li>Another pioneering institution was the University of South Africa , which has been offering Correspondence Education courses since 1946. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  6. 6. Learning is about… <ul><li>Learning is an active mental process of the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is reflection with ‘inner self’ and through communication with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is transforming information into knowledge. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  7. 7. Teaching is about…. <ul><li>Teaching is enabling students to be active, communicating, thus constructing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching is planning learning activities instead of planning teaching activities. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  8. 8. Learning pyramid <ul><li>Source: National Training Laboratories, Bethel, Maine </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 90% Teach others 75% Practical <ul><ul><ul><li> 50% Discussion </li></ul></ul></ul> 30% Demonstration 10% Reading/Dictation 20% Audiovisisual 5% Lecture Average student retention rates
  9. 9. Key Isues In E-learning <ul><li>Flexibilty of; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals and assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New roles for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Non-linearity at the level of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content and pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The learning environment </li></ul></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  10. 10. <ul><li>Non- linear (flexibility of learning environment) </li></ul><ul><li>Student-led and Independent </li></ul><ul><li>Less intimidating </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-disciplinary hence more enriching (flexibility of content) </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>A trend in Education (on-line communities) </li></ul>Main Characteristics Of E-learning Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  11. 11. Non – Linear Approach <ul><li>Linear </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 A B C D E Non – Linear C D B A E
  12. 12. Building Content Collaboratively Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 BUILDING AS THE COURSE PROGRESSES Add examples of house resources Add feedback for re-use, model answers Add ‘ Who is Who’ to contact list Add ‘ problems’/’case’ notes Add further ideas, Announcements, comments Add information about experiences of participants Add external resources Add Session highlights
  13. 13. Role divisions in e- Learning <ul><li>Teacher’ role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator (ensuring interactivity and participation, moderating) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge builder </li></ul><ul><li>Assessor: conducting student assessments/evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Editor author </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Peer assessor </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  14. 14. Role divisions in e- Learning <ul><li>Students role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop more responsibility for their careers and future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure flexibility in learning process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulants to lear ning process; ensures active communit ies among virtual communities </li></ul></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>E-learning is student – centered </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning is technology – based </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning exhibits lots of flexib ility in content administration. </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning is a transitional met hod of learning </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  16. 16. Benefits of e- Learning <ul><li>Dynamism </li></ul><ul><li>Real time </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Speed delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Constituency </li></ul><ul><li>Global outreach </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  17. 17. Advantages of e-Learning for learners <ul><li>“ When I study on-line, there is no sitting in the back of the class. It is more work than other course. …. I learn more.” e-student </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning fosters interaction among students and instructors. Interaction stimulates understanding and retaining of information </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates different learning styles and fosters learning through a variety of activities that apply to different learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters self- paced learning whereby students can learn at the rate they prefer. </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient for students to access any time, any place. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces travel time and costs or students. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  18. 18. Advantages of e-Learning for learners <ul><li>Encourages students to browse information through hyperlinks to sites on the worldwide web and find information relevant to their individual courses/ aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students o select learning materials, or to be directed to content that meets their level of knowledge, interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides content sensitive help (Electronic performance support systems) to computer users and helps them complete tasks . </li></ul><ul><li>Develop knowledge of the internet that will help learners through out their carriers. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and succeedingly builds self- knowledge and self – confidences </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  19. 19. Advantages of e-learning for instructors <ul><li>“ I like the fact that I don’t need to commute to school for classes. That way I can devote more time to my students.” </li></ul><ul><li>E- learning permits instructors to develop materials using the world wide web resources of the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows instructors to communicate information in a more engaging fashion than in text-based distance education programs. It offers a wide-range of text, diagrams and images with video and sound, including virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient for instructors to access anytime, any place. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows instructors to packages essential information for all students to access. Instructors can then concentrate on high level activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Retain records of discussion and allows for later reference through the use of threaded discussion on bulletin boards. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  20. 20. Advantages of e-learning for instructors <ul><li>Generates more personal gratification for instructors through quality student participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces travel and accommodation costs associated with training programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces capital costs associated with traditional bricks and mortar schools and training facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>No need of making handouts </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  21. 21. Summary of advantages <ul><li>Flexibility, Accessibility, convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform </li></ul><ul><li>Web browser software and internet connections are widely available. </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of updates </li></ul><ul><li>Travel cost and time saving </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  22. 22. Challenges <ul><li>Students may be required to purchase or rent equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical difficulties or operator error may hamper student and instructors. </li></ul><ul><li>Students and instructors may have gaps in their computer knowledge in such areas as windows, so they will require training in computer basics before they can start the online training. </li></ul><ul><li>Using telephones lines and internet service providers to press internet services , when required, leads to high user fees in many parts of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors may need to become familiar with electronic text books; internet- based research material, copyright, and other e-learning related topics. </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  23. 23. Challenges continued… <ul><li>Internet bandwidth may not robust enough to support the desired level of multi media; limited bandwidth means slow performance for sound, video, and intensive graphics, causing long waits for downloads that can affect the ease of the learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>People working in the e-learning field at an individual location may be pioneers and not the support of a network of more experienced. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all courses are delivered well by computer. Some training topics are not best served by computer – based training and require a more personal touch </li></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010
  24. 24. Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 Distance Learning at Kampala University
  25. 25. Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 Graduate School Classroom Setting
  26. 26. Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 Graduate School E - Learning
  27. 27. Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 Graduate School <ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul><ul><li>Chat room </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer Dictates </li></ul><ul><li>Sites Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Video Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul>Kampala University Distance Learning at Kampala University
  28. 28. A Clip of the Sample E- Lecture at Kampala University Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010 THANK YOU!!! E N D
  29. 29. Group Discussion <ul><li>Are we ready for E- Learning at Kampala University </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a SWOT analysis of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>nDistance Learning/E-learning </li></ul></ul></ul>Prince Wasajja Jamil Jinja May 2010

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