Registration for the 6th CPUT Teaching and Learning with Technology Day is now open!
Date: Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:00 - 15:30
Theme: Blended Learning at CPUT
Blending teaching, learning and assessment is a complex process that involves the development and delivery of engaging learning material, the creation of online activities to engage students, facilitation and support of online learning, online course management, and the practice of online assessment. In the context of CPUT, we define blended learning as a mix of face-to-face and online learning, depending on context, learners and content. Blended learning can accommodate a variety of learning experiences both on- and off-campus, with a varying amount of ‘distance’ between learners and lecturers. While CPUT is inherently a contact institution, it faces an increasing need to incorporate a blended educational model to adapt to changing (and often unpredictable) times.
The day will feature keynotes, presentations and workshops. This year there is a strong focus on how to use tools and technologies to provide a more flexible, context-sensitive and meaningful teaching and learning space for our students. Dr Carel Oosthuizen from the Department for Zoology & Entomology from the University of Pretoria will share his experiences with using blended learning during the #FMF protests, while Dr Faiq Waghid from CIET will share guidelines for planning blended learning at CPUT. Individual presentations will range from using mobile apps such as Flipgrid to improve student engagement, webinars to help establish distance learners' sense of community, digital storytelling to allow students' voices into the classroom, Blackboard tools to help support a mixed-ability class or wikis to facilitate student-generated content. Click here for a first draft of the programme: https://goo.gl/orDpng .
To book your place please use this form: https://goo.gl/forms/iOheEkEvgvtqxsK03
Looking forward to welcoming you to our event.
Read the article about the Blackboard app in the CPUT Bulletin at http://www.cput.ac.za/blogs/bulletin/2018/02/27/cput-myclassroom-is-going-mobile/
You can also access your subjects through the Blackboard Mobile application, available from your smartphone's app store. There is also a Blackboard Instructor app available for lecturing staff.
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Attention All Lecturers
Please note that lecturer access to Blackboard is an automated process, but where staff are not correctly linked on ITS as primary lectures it needs to be done manually.
If you do not see the correct subjects you teach, you need to request access to be linked to the current year’s subjects on Blackboard.
Please ensure that the following information is included in the emailed request to ensure that you are linked to the proper codes.
Click on this link for further information.
Please send your email requests through to the instructional designers below.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) has been working on two guides for blended/online learning:
Both documents are a work in progress and will be regularly updated.
Please let us know whether you find these guides useful. If more information needs to be added, what other useful resources you have access to, etc.
Looking forward to your feedback.
The Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET)