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Implementation of a Blended Educational Model at Al Ahliyya Amman University. Model description and review of Lessons Learned. November 28, 2007. Carlos Garcia [email protected] www.uks.ae. What Has been done.

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Implementation of a blended educational model at al ahliyya amman university

Implementation of a Blended Educational Model at Al Ahliyya Amman University

Model description and review of

Lessons Learned

November 28, 2007

Carlos Garcia

[email protected]

www.uks.ae


What has been done
What Has been done

  • Develop a comprehensive academic strategy in support of the Blended Model of Education

  • Enlist support from all segments of the institution

    • Deans are motivated to improve the quality of education

    • Faculty are receptive to methods that will make their tasks more efficient

    • Students are curious about the new approaches. Many are "ahead of the university" in terms of technology use

    • There is a motivated technical team

  • Follow a detailed Implementation Plan


Aau blended model elements

Face to Face Elements

PC Labs for

Access to e-learning content

On line exams

Supplemental lectures

Discussion of Cases

AAU Blended Model Elements

Online Elements

  • LMS for Class Control

    • Syllabus display

    • Access to e-learning content

    • Assignments

    • Discussion Forums

    • Posting of Cases

    • Posting of Problems

  • Assessment System

    • Exams


The e learning center of excellence
The e-Learning Center of Excellence

A showcase for Academic Technologies

Pervasive Wireless Access

Videoconferencing Rooms

Faculty Support Center

Video and Audio Production Facilities

Auditorium for Workshops / Conferences


Change management
Change Management

  • Professors agree in principle with Blended Model concept but find it difficult to change their role

  • Cases Studies are easy to incorporate but professors find it difficult to create and document new cases

  • E-learning modules are easy for students to follow in PC labs but individual laptop use is limited

  • Incorporation of Blogs and Wikis has been a challenge


Technology
Technology

  • LMS adoption has been no problem

  • Podcasting and Wiki infrastructure easy to deploy but faculty have been slow to get on board

  • E-learning modules design and production has taken a significant amount of time and resources

  • Digital content repository established

  • Existing online Assessment Tools need improvement

  • Policy for student laptops being formulated


Project management experiences
Project Management experiences

  • Development of a comprehensive Syllabus is key to successful e-learning planning

  • Development of each e-learning module must be a carefully planned and managed project

  • Faculty acting as e-learning Subject Matter Experts (SME) need teaching relief and some kind of incentives

  • Frequent workshops necessary to maintain focus on course redesign


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