eLearning at DCPE
eLearning - the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for learning, teaching and learner support services - plays an important role in the Department of Continuing Professional Education (DCPE) for increasing scope and quality of Continuing Education sessions.
Although a fairly new AKU initiative, eLearning has successfully attracted enthusiasts and early adopters from different parts of the University, and certainly the DCPE is no exception. The DCPE uses eLearning for:
- Offering courses to participants in other parts of Pakistan and abroad, so that they can benefit from the knowledge and skills of AKU faculty;
- Inviting facilitators from other AKU campuses and institutions to improve the quality of Continuing Education Programme;
- Supporting classroom learning through sharing of resources and allowing discussions and debates online to seek clarity of ideas;
- Continuing follow-up of the courses and creating communities of practice for ongoing learning beyond the duration of short courses.
eLearning Software Tools
After a lengthy needs-assessment phase, AKU has introduced the use of the following two eLearning software tools: Elluminate Live! for synchronous (i.e. real-time, live) eLearning and Moodle for asynchronous (i.e. non-real-time) eLearning. User guides for both these eLearning software tools are available on AKU's eLearning intranet site.
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