We are a leader of e-learning practices in teacher education and in the professional learning of educational leaders, practitioners and policymakers, locally and internationally.
E-learning has to be an integral part of teaching and learning and has to be articulated in our teaching and learning policies. E.g. All course outlines and assessments have to be up on Moodle two weeks after a course begins.
Building the capacity of departmental heads and staff for e-learning is pivotal, and there may be a spectrum of activities from workshops/seminars to professional learning communities. A one-to-one support and a mentor-mentee system may also be considered.
Our Technology-Enhanced Learning Hub enables staff to stay on the cutting edge of learning technologies. The Hub assists staff in utilising the latest software to improve their research, teaching, and learning materials, as well as enhance student learning and participation. Consultations and guided one-to-one tutorials help staff to explore and realise the full potential of emerging technologies.
We work with both internal and external partners within and without (e.g. Amazon web services, UNESCO) the University to implement our strategies. Partnerships enable our organisations to share expertise and resources.
This is necessary not only for quality assurance and enhancement purposes but also for strengthening the research-practice nexus/scholarship of teaching; this is a great way to promote practitioner research and disseminate FEHD’s promising practices.