The University of Venda (UNIVEN) faced several challenges in developing and delivering online learning content.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR BLENDED COURSES AT WITS
Known for its academic excellence, Wits always strives to ensure its course content delivery quality. To meet the demands of technology, they’ve had to transform their traditional contact-based approach to education into a blended format that combines online and in-person learning. The aim is to deliver all subjects in a blended format while maintaining high academic standards and ensuring uninterrupted progress throughout the academic year. This process involves enhancing digitally enabled subjects through a subject development programme facilitated by well-trained and experienced instructional designers at Eiffel Corp
Enabling all subjects for delivery in a blended format
Quality of learning development and improvement programme while simultaneously ensuring uninterrupted progress of the academic year
Transforming the institution from a traditional contact-based centre to one which can operate and perform across multiple levels of engagement, spaces and markets for further student enrolment
Blended subject artefact – Building upon the instructional design templates for chosen subject delivery, the subject development programme will base the enhancement of all digitally enabled subjects in a Blended format
Typical digital components for inclusion in a WITS blended course would include a detailed overview, course readings, lesson plans, content collection in use, course gradebook, etc.
All Wits subjects will be reviewed against the internal quality review report to determine the status of the subject prior to digital conversion and to identify the necessary components necessary for development
An onsite team whose primary focus is the digitisation and online learning outcomes conversion process was deployed
A digital course development function team is assigned to distil the core outcomes of each digitised subject in concern with the SME while simultaneously assisting teaching faculty in their readiness for blended teaching delivery where required
An active development team to coordinate with the in-place Wits teaching with technology team to ensure a seamless development and deployment procedure throughout the length of the delivery programme