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

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