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AAU conducts e-Learning training

Continuing and Distance Education Office of Addis Ababa University (CDEO) and Information and Communication Technology support (ICT) jointly orchestrated e-Learning training for AAU instructors and professors in the main campus on November 30, 2019.

Fanuel Zegeye, a Head of Learning-Teaching Technologies Team in the Office of ICT , defined e-Learning as a technology of learning management system that promotes teaching and learning using a computer web technology.

In the progress of the training, Fanuel said a variety of learning styles are tailored and participatory education occurs through a wide range of activities.

Fanuel also said learning management system (LMS) typically provides university instructors ways to create and deliver content, monitor student participation and assess student performance.

The leader of Learning-Teaching Technologies reckoned that the system may also provide students with the ability to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing, and discussion forums.

Mulat Asnake (PhD), from the school of Psychology and Continuing and Distance Education Office (CDEO) Director, said as per its objective, e-Learning will help instructors involved in module facilitation in distance education will possess great web skills.

“Instructors will have LMS expertise to develop course materials, to organize quizzes, set assignments and access course related information that are relevant for the students” Mulat said.

Dr. Mulat noted the digital learning system promotes collaborative education in that students will be able to share ideas to their peers and have an opportunity to access web chats.

“There is a possibility to create discussion forums among students. Students that have come up with new ideas would share their equals. Everyone has a chance to get involved and react in the system” CDEO director said.

According to the Dr. Mulat, particularly continuing and distance education sector currently uses the electronic learning system platform worldwide.

He said “Universities always use the online-based system particularly for distance education programs for best results.”

Dr. Mulat told the staff reporter the training is aimed at instructors and professors who are module facilitators involved in facilitating modules for distance education to develop their practical ICT skills and to make them aware of web technology.

Instructors from Schools of commerce and Psychology, Departments of Accounting and Finance and Public Administration and Development management, attended the training.

Theodros Shewangizaw December 3, 2019