Learning Management System
- Establish a team of subject specialists from various disciplines to constitute a committee (operational oversight and technical support).
- Build on what is already working to enhance teaching and learning.
- Afford individuals an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to change.
- Create platforms to critique the pedagogic discourse.
- Involving all stakeholders to participate (students, lecturer, management)
- Use LMS to enhance organisational culture.
- Promote teamwork and cooperation among lecturers.
- Plan to stretch the limited resources to accommodate areas of academia.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION
- Laptops for Lecturers for content upload and presentation (available for half of staff).
- Computer Laboratories (Students and Lecturers) (available for all).
- Effective tools of trade (computers, tablets, smartphones, data projections) (necessities available).
- Zero-rated internet connection on students' phones (available)
- Reliable Wi-Fi at strategic points within the College (work in progress)
BENEFITS OF THE LMS
- Adaptable learning and development that suits each individual.
- Promoting priority resources to build the exact skills you need.
- Accessible to students and lecturers at any time and any place.
- Deeper understanding of the content and culture that's driving learning.
- Easy integration, with all internal and external learning resources in one place.
- Higher productivity and performance.
- Encouraging peer sharing.
- Learning Management System shall be used as Academic Support Instrument. The following steps shall be adhered to:
- The HODs shall identify low performance subjects after each registration cycle.
- The HODs shall oversee LMS as a subject improvement strategy and monitor the system regularly.
- Lecturers of the identified subjects shall upload subject content on the LMS.
- Lectures as the subject specialists may choose the type of information to be loaded (voice-recorded information, self-made video, download video).
- Lecturers whose subjects were not identified as low performing subject may load information on the system.
- The senior lecturer shall monitor the relevance of the uploaded information.
- Uploaded content shall be kept in the system for the entire registration cycle.
LMS provides the opportunity to support students on an ongoing basis outside normal teaching and learning environment, beyond the constraints of day to day academic restrictions. It is integral in supporting teaching and learning process. The student and the subject lecturer are able to support students remotely in a way that accommodates the student learning phase. LMS should therefore, be treated as one of the most important area of curriculum implementation....