The next stage of development of elearning at Ufh in South Africa

Graham Wright, Liezel Cilliers, Elzette Van Niekerk, Eunice Seekoe

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Abstract

This paper is a review of eLearning using Blackboard as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to identify the future development of the VLE within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Fort Hare. The paper uses a case study approach to identify problems associated with the implementation of VLE's in Sub-Saharan Africa. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Case-Based Learning (CBL) are both based on a constructivist learning model that is used in many Health Faculties to underpin undergraduate and postgraduate education. All over the developed world, Higher Education Institutions (HEI) have introduced online learning systems, and this has been repeated in Sub-Saharan Africa during the last decade alongside student-focused curriculum designs. The challenges of producing harmony between the classroom and electronic learning environments are discussed within the case study. The paper concludes that there is a need to explore the tools and applications available to enable student focused and initiated interfaces with "Blackboard Learn" to support the implementation of an environment suitable for PBL and CBL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017
EditorsMiguel Baptista Nunes, Luis Rodrigues, Maggie McPherson
PublisherIADIS
Pages32-38
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533630
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 Jul 201722 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20/Jul/1722/Jul/17

Keywords

  • Blackboard
  • Case-Based Learning
  • ELearning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Virtual Learning Environment

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