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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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