Schools engage the services of LSA-LDD to re-design existing courses into blended courses. The online portion of the re-designed courses is largely supported by NTULearn, LAMS and, in the near future, i-Ngage.
The online portion of blended learning allows students to grasp the fundamentals of the course at their own pace. They can replay or retry materials/activities as many times as they wish. They can pause to do further research elsewhere to augment the materials that their instructor has provided, without having to interfere with other learners’ progress.
With the fundamentals placed online, instructors do not have to cover materials which the students are able to grasp on their own. Instead, face-to-face time is used to clarify and expound difficult concepts, explore real life applications, develop problem-solving skills and more. With online activity tracking in place, instructors are also now better able to grasp which students are having difficulty in which areas and hence apply the appropriate remedy.
In a nutshell, blended learning allows learners to learn better and learn more; it allows instructors to not only cover the subject matter but develop students holistically.
Listed here are some courses already re-designed. Revisit this site again to look out for newly re-designed courses
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
EE3014/IM3001 – Digital Signal Processing
By Dr Andy Khong
Figure 1 – Created LAMS sequences that host recorded Online Lectures and interesting questions for forum exchanges
Figure 2 – Created Interactive Multimedia to help learners visualise a phenomena
Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP)
RE2005 – Engineering Science 2
By A/Prof Cho Nam Joon & A/Prof Kathy Luo
Figure 3 – Created Lab Videos (by A/Prof Cho) to expose learners to lab procedures which they would otherwise not get to experience at all
Figure 4 – Created LAMS sequences (by A/Prof Luo) to walk students through materials that could not be completely covered during curriculum time
RE2006 – Engineering Computation
By A/Prof Ong Yew Soon and A/Prof Nicholas Vun
Figure 5 – Created animations (by A/Prof Ong Yew Soon) to help learners understand programming codes
Figure 6 – Created a Drag & Drop activity (by A/Prof Nicholas Vun) to test learners’ understanding of memory allocation
RE1004 – Engineering Science 1
By A/Prof Guan Yong Liang
Figure 7 – Created LAMS sequences that test learners’ understanding along the way and finally gathering feedback on what they want further explained during face-to-face lessons.