Objective of the Unit

 

The main objective of the Distance Education Unit is not only to provide support for a technology driven curriculum, but to assist in bridging the gap between past and current relevant learning practices and principles; consequently, assisting with change management that will provide adequate training for lecturers for the delivery of both Information and Communication Technology in the classroom and online learning through Distance Education at the College.

Distance Education Coordinator

 

The Unit is coordinated by Ms. Caundi Joseph. Ms. Joseph holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. Ms. Joseph has been with the Unit since 2012, since the decision by the Government to improve on its information and Technology capacity and delivery. Ms. Joseph has worked with Dr. Godson Gatsha, an education specialist from the Commonwealth Of Learning, to establish a Policy Framework for the College in Distance Education; additionally she provides ongoing relevant training and platform support for both students and lecturers in the current learning management system utilized at the College.

 


Undertakings of the Unit


The College utilizes both EDMODO and MOODLE to provide teaching assistance with technology in the classroom; however, the main platform is MOODLE. 2018 online submission for School Based Assessment was successfully undertaken utilizing the MOODLE platform. The Distance Education Unit and the School of Continuing Education has teamed up to provide Blended learning deliverables for our adult students or persons who engaged learning through extension classes. This is the second semester of this program. So far, 3 courses were delivered utilizing this approach. Semester 1 – August to December 2017- Business and Its Environment Semester 2 - January to April 2018 - Fundamentals of Marketing Semester 2 - January to April 2018 - Correctional Psychology

Future of Distance Education Unit

Flexible learning projections

 

 To be the premiere College in the region through quality Distance Education deliverables

 Blended / Hybrid learning 

 E – courses - Training for professionals 

 Online programs - Online Education 

 Distance Education programs.