African Rural University (ARU) Faculty of Technologies for Rural Transformation has organized a three days’ workshop to train the teaching staff on how to integrate e-learning in teaching and learning, research and innovation.
In the delivery of the curriculum, academic staff are expected to apply innovative instructional methods to ensure that students’ learning experience is enhanced.
The modern educational technology facilitates design, delivery and management of educational activities for learners. This could be face-to-face in a classroom, online, or combination of both.
ARU has a variety of e-learning platforms designed to be responsive and accessible, with an interface that is easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices. The platforms have personalized dashboard that enables the users to organize and display course units the way they want, and view at a glance current tasks and messages. With these systems, Staff and Students have guaranteed access to the ARU curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.
Staff will also be trained in latest cloud computing techniques including development of online blogs, designing online questionnaires, conducting live classes, Digital Accesses to research among others.
On 17th January 2019, the Vice Chancellor Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe (Vice Chancellor ), Ms. Akello Jacqueline (University Secretary) and other members of Top Management inspected the recently completed exercise of installation of projectors in all lecture theaters to enable Staff use audio-visual methods of curriculum delivery.
The workshop started on 23rd January 2019 and will end on the 25th January 2019. The main facilitators include the ARU Systems Administrator and the ARU Library and Community Resource Center Librarian in charge of Digital Resources.