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MR. M. MAFUNA E-LEARNING ADMINISTRATOR QTN CAMPUS CLTD WSU. TOPIC. Student experiences in adopting the new learning and teaching strategy that come through technology at wsu, and recommendations. Topics to be covered. Introduction Awareness about LMS WSU support systems - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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ITS Integration Project Presentation to IEM 19 March 2007

MR. M. MAFUNA

E-LEARNING ADMINISTRATORQTN CAMPUSCLTD WSUPrepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 11TOPICStudent experiences in adopting the new learning and teaching strategy that come through technology at wsu, and recommendations

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 2Topics to be coveredIntroductionAwareness about LMSWSU support systemsChallenges in adopting this new technology Computer Background Lack of resources

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 3Cont..Fears and shortcomingsStudy findings:Limited timeResistance to change5. Recommendations6. Conclusion Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 4INTRODUCTIONTechnology is the most prevalent used tool in Higher Institutions worldwideIt must be incorporated into learning and teachingIt changes almost everyday, which makes it difficult for people to adopt it.

5Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 5INTRO. CONTINUESStudents are scared to make mistakes and to expose their shortcomings.Fear and uncertainties have gripped the mind of students.There is resistance to changeScarcity of resources is another factor

6Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 6INTRO. CONT..Computer background also causes resistance to changeEarly signs of resistance such as gossip and testing must be detected and dealt with accordingly.7Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 7Awareness about LMS Usefulness of the LMSAttitude of the students towards LMS

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The graph depicts the attitude of the studentsSome students believe that their performance can be enhanced through LMSOther students are not sure whether it can enhance their academic performance or not.

Attitude of the students10Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 10WSU support systemsStudents do acknowledge the role of the institution in bringing about support systems.In spite of everything, the institution is doing its best to support the culture of learning and teaching.

11Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 11Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 12The institution has excellent support systems to enable me to enhance my understanding of LMS technologyFrequencyPercentValid PercentCumulative PercentValidMissing1212.012.012.0Strongly Disagree1010.010.022.0Disagree1515.015.037.0Not Sure2525.025.062.0Agree3131.031.093.0Strongly agree77.07.0100.0Total100100.0100.0Challenges in adopting the new technologyComputer backgroundLack of resourcesFears and shortcomingsResistance to change

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 13Computer background59% students did not have computers in their:High schoolsHomesThey were never exposed to computers.38% of students did have computers.

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 14Percentage vs. responsesPrepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 15

Students feel that there is lack of resources.The available e-learning centres are not enough.According to the survey that is done:47% of the students say e-learning centres are not enough.

LACK OF RESOURCES16Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 16Lack of resources cont27% of the students say e-learning centres are available and enough13% are not sure

No Internet access after school hours.No Internet access in their homes

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 17The graph below shows the results of the above statementFigure 2

18Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 18Fears and shortcomingsThey fear that they may not cope with this new technology Unknown fearsFears of being incompetentFears of making mistakesThough not many, some students do fear that the new technology is here to expose them of their shortcomings

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Study findingsLimited timeNo 24/7 access to the Internet in the e-learning centresDo not have enough time to access the E-learning centres during the day.

21Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 21Cont.Resistance to changeStudents mindset is still geared towards the traditional ways of doing things.Factors are:Fears of the unknownIncompetenceFears of being negatively exposed by the new technologyTo make mistakes

22Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 22 RecommendationsMaking use of available resources effectivelyDetect early signs of resistance such as: gossip testing (David Straker 2008)Lecturers should motivate students to make use of LMS by:

23Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 23Cont.Uploading lecture material to WiSeUp online2. Providing and encouraging discussions on WiSeUp online3. being capacitated to make use of all WiSeUp online features

Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 24Cont.Any new technology or system must be:well advertised/marketed- clearly define its benefits to the usersuser friendly- easy to useuseful- usable and relevant.

Fears are common and one needs to master his/her fears.25Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 25ConclusionStudents show a positive attitude and enthusiasm about the new technology.The role of WSU in Support systems is acknowledged.However, there are challenges like lack of computer background from WSU feeder schools.Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 26Cont.Inadequacy of resources, fears and shortcomings, resistance to change, etc.Internet access is limited as it cannot be accessed outside the premises of the Institution.The role of lecturers can have a great impact on motivating students to make use of LMSPrepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 27Cont.Dealing with resistance before it surfaces can prevent a project from failing. Well advertised/marketed, user friendly and useful LMS can change the attitude of students. Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 28ANY QUESTION?Prepared by M. Mafuna E-Learning Administrator QTN 29 THANK YOU

ENKOSI

KE YA LEBOGA

DANKIE

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