Lecturers at Uganda Technology and Management University have been equipped with skills on how to utilize the e-Learning platform as a teaching aid.
This was at an e-Learning workshop held at the University campus in Kiswa, Bugolobi on Wednesday, 9th September 2015.
Prof. Jude Lubega the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) highlighted the advantages of using the e-Learning platform to the lecturers since technology enhances the students’ learning.
He noted that it offers practical and outstanding learning and teaching which blends face-to-face and e-Learning methods fit for the 21st century student.
The e-learning system provides an opportunity to all registered students to reach out to their learning resources, collaborate with both staff and fellow colleagues, undertake online assessments and participate in all sort of academic discussions.
Speaking at the workshop, Prof. Jude encouraged the academic staff to fully utilize the platform by exploiting the use of technology tools like video conferencing.
“You can also access learning resources online using the UTAMU e-Library plus wireless to get open course ware, papers in journals etc to help you in teaching,” Prof. Jude said.
He also noted that during lectures, topic content can be provided to the students via PowerPoint slides, video content, audio content or website based content.
Prof. Jude further encouraged the lecturers to keep their classes active and entertained through discussion forums, chat sessions which are meant to engage students into the topics learnt.
‘Create your class to be entertaining and engaging. Make your class enriched for students to know they can benefit from it,” Prof. Jude said.