A reflective analysis of student self-directed eLearning at the University of the Western Cape
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2009
Honolulu, HI, USA
June 22, 2009
George Siemens & Catherine Fulford
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The University of the Western Cape realises that no institution can be more competitive and be able to deliver access and support services to a diverse and greater number of learners while ignoring the reality and challenges that are brought by eLearning. The paper reflects on eLearning adoption and whether it has led to self-directed learning by investigating the student competence on the use Information and Learning Technologies. The findings highlight that the use of eLearning is evolving at UWC, but however there is a need to tighten the use eTools and improve the information and learning technologies. The authors make an appeal for a blended training programme integrated into the teaching curriculum that will empower the student to take control and ownership of their eLearning experiences as well as enhance their computer literacy skills. The vital commitment of an integrated student support structure, whereby the lecturer and eLearning support team jointly take ownership of the implementation of student eLearning training programmes is highlighted.
Mayedwa, M., Stoltenkamp, J. & Kasuto, O. (2009). A reflective analysis of student self-directed eLearning at the University of the Western Cape. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 474-486). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 13, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/31543.
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