Presentation on theme: "Distance Learning Online Education Prof. Dr. Khawza I Ahmed"— Presentation transcript:
1 Distance Learning Online Education Prof. Dr. Khawza I Ahmed Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUnited International University
2 Starting with a Question? How many of you have taken a course from MOOC, such as, coursera?If, `yes’, you know what it distance learning?
3 Distance LearningDistance Learning is a mode of delivering education and instruction, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroomIt can be synchronous or asynchronous
4 Distance Learning Advantages Disadvantages Economical Reaches students in remote areasGreat for non-traditional studentsSynchronous and AsynchronousQuality of instructionMisuse of technologyAttitudes of instructor and student may differLess face to face interactionSynchronous
5 Distance Learning Tools Used in UIU Moodle as Learning Management SystemWizIQ to deliver online real-time classesLogistics
7 Learning Management System Learning Management System is a software-based platform that provides infrastructure, framework and tools to facilitate online learning or training.Manages all administrative aspects of the educational process and provides important services to host and deliver the training content.Colleges and universities use LMSs to deliver online courses and augment on-campus coursesSince all of use facebook, let’s take that as an example. Facebook can be used as LMS. You can deliver your class notes, power point slides, video etc. But you can conduct a quiz. So it is not structured and tailored for teaching and learning interactions.
9 Available LMS Open Source Software Commercial Software Moodle aTutor CanvasChamiloClarolineeFrontFedenaILIASLAMSSakaiBlackboard Learning SystemDesire2LearnDigicationeCollegeEdmodoEngradeGlobalScholarHotChalkInformeticaJoomlaLMSTotal number of LMS
10 United International University MoodleUsed inUnited International UniversityEasy to use and customizableMakes use of simple technologiesPromote Collaboration and CommunicationCan be quickly deployed without the requirement of any extra effortsHighly cost-effectiveReadily available documentation and online community supportLarge number of pluginsFree
11 Features of Moodle Assignment submission Forum for discussion Sharing resourcesChat for instant messagesDatabase as a bank of record entriesGlossary, list of definitionsSurvey, for gathering data from studentsOnline quizWiki module
23 Usage of Moodle at UIU Semester No. of Courses Theory Laboratories Summer 2012125Fall 2012216Spring 20132411Summer 20133618Fall 201340254133Spring 20145832Summer 20144735Fall 20146930Spring 201561SemesterNo. of CoursesTheoryLaboratoriesSummer 2012125Fall 2012216Spring 20132411Summer 20133618Fall 201340254133Spring 20145832Summer 20144735Fall 20146930Spring 201561SOE and SOB
25 WizIQ Online learning and teaching platform Connects educators and students through its WizIQ Virtual Classroom technologyAvailable for individual teachers as well as organizationsA highly scalable solution for both synchronous teaching and asynchronous tutorials and assessments
26 Features of WizIQ Best Online Teaching Tools Collaborate in Virtual ClassroomHD Quality Video StreamingContent in the CloudDownload RecordingsComplete Course Management and Delivery Tests and AssessmentsIt supports unlimited number of users to participate in real time in a class room
27 Integration of Moodle with WizIQ Moodle virtual classroom plugin from WizIQSingle sign-on WizIQ Virtual Classroom does not require Moodle users to maintain separate accounts with WizIQMoodle administrators simply need to download the Moodle online classroom module and install it on Moodle servers.Teachers and students can seamlessly access WizIQ Virtual Classroom without any additional authentication
28 Integration of Moodle with WizIQ From scheduling, delivery of online classes, and class management to uploading content for use in these classes, all functions are accessed from within Moodle.There is no separate dashboard, no extra data entry, and no extra work
32 Digital Marker for Smart Classroom More than 30 Educational Institutions are currently using
33 Challenges Policy Adaptation of newer technology Bandwidth constrain StateInstitutionAdaptation of newer technologyTechsavvyBandwidth constrain1 Mbps uninterrupted connectivity is necessary
34 New Paradigm Flip model in teaching MOOC – Massive Open Online Course Are we ready to embrace the changes?
35 Conclusions Feedback from the students has been excellent They love to use their gadgetsThis gives the students freedom –anytime, anywhere learning or learning on the flyThey complain about bandwidth constrain and power outageNot ready for real-time online classesSlowly but surely new paradigms of learning will be acceptable to policy makers and mass at large