KIU, Main Campus - In this contemporary world, E-learning is inevitable; and in the world of Academia, in particular, E-learning is like blood and oxygen in the career path.
On 18th March 2020, the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs presented a one-day capacity building workshop on Courseware Adaptation and Development for Open and Distance Learning.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide the staff with hands-on training, and also to be able to adapt and develop courseware for open and distance learning.
According to the DVC-AA, Prof. Tayo Arulogun, staff should be able to adapt course materials from scratch.
"Our role is to channel and direct learners to where they can get information and be able to extract the useful information," he said.
Dr.S.O.Yinus discussed with the staff, the Open Education Resources in Open and Distance Learning.
"Open Education Resources are embedded within technology," he said.
In addition, he went ahead to share the examples of Open Education Resource materials and their different types.
According to Madam Nakalema Faith, Head of Department Applied Psychology, the workshop has been interactive and she has gained more knowledge when it comes to introducing new course units to students.
"As a lecturer how are you able to develop an instructional design that can help out students. It has to be simple enough so that students can understand especially when introducing a unit," she said.
Other facilitators of the workshop included Abass. A. Alimi who shared on plagiarism in Open and Distance Learning Model, T.A.Akindele who shared on instructional design models, and A. S. Adeyemi who shared on Courseware Adaptation.
The workshop ended with a practical session on course adaptation (KIU Template) and the presentation of certificates at the Iddi Bassajjabalaba Memorial Library.