Teaching and Learning Presentation on Collaborative E-Learning
2012/07/23 12:15:52 PM
In the latest College of Law and Management Studies Teaching and Learning forum, Professor Manoj Maharaj facilitated a wide-ranging discussion on various aspects of e-learning .....
Professor Manoj Maharaj
In the latest College of Law and Management Studies Teaching and Learning forum, Professor Manoj Maharaj facilitated a wide-ranging discussion on various aspects of e-learning, with special emphasis on the use and efficacy of real-time online collaborative tools for managing geographically diverse post-graduate students.
The presentation gave a broad overview of the nuances of e-learning, and it was pointed out that the current use of e-learning tools with traditional teaching methods necessitated defining current practices more accurately as blended learning.
An aspect debated was the concept of the Flipped Classroom where students engage with the lecture at home via online tools such as a podcast while the traditional lecture’s contact time is used to engage with unpacking academic concepts and interactive work. More about the Flipped Classroom can be found at http://www.flippedclassroom.com/
Maharaj, an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Information Systems in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance, pointed to the existing UKZN infrastructure for making podcasts which was a first in South Africa but lamented it was being under-utilised at present.