In many universities globally, elearning widely adopted as part of the learning and teaching environment. At NTU, it has been an integral part of the student learning experience since 2000, providing a blended learning environment to compliment professor-led face-to-face teaching.
To enhance staff and student adoption and elearning experience, a series of school-based and college-based eLearning Weeks (eLWs) have been initiated since AY2006/7 Sem I. Such eLW exercises were held for the University to fine-tune its learning capabilities to maintain business continuity in the event of any major crisis whereby the campus has to be partially or fully closed for a period of time.
During these eLearning weeks, selected subjects will use NTU's online elearning platform in place of usual face-to-face lectures. While recorded video lectures could readily be used and made available to students online for them to learn the contents they missed out during the eLearning week, course instructors are encouraged to explore the use of interactive activities to engage the students.
At the NTULearn System, templates for scalable learning design are provided to enable faculty to develop learning activities with the appropriate teaching methodologies and educational technologies. The templates include:
- NTULearn course templates featuring use of different teaching styles for different forms of learning activities such as Case Study, Project-based Activities...etc.
- LAMS (Learning Activities Management System) learning sequences for self-directed, self-paced learning
- AcuConference video conferencing sessions for distance interactive live presentation and discussion
- Assignment and assessment tools to measure achievement and learning outcomes
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eLearning Week Schedule
eLearning Week is not mandatory. Schools shall decide on the necessity in conducting the online learning activities in place of the face-to-face lessons after considering factors such as:
- the needs for the school to prepare for any emergency or possible pandemic
- the readiness of the staff and students in using the alternative technology-enabled learning activities for learning continuity in case of emergency