OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA ORIENTS SECOND BATCH OF FRESHERS IN GHANA
The Open University of Tanzania(OUT), in collaboration with its Ghanaian partners, the Laweh Open University College, has oriented its second batch of students in Ghana.
The Monday, April 27 event, brought together lecturers of both OUT and Laweh and the students.
The students were given a broad overview of Online and Distance Learning (ODL) and its benefits, and taken through how to explore and navigate with ease the Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS), a pivotal facility for the learning activities of the students.
Mr Hassan Hussein of the ICT Department of OUT took the students through how to upload assignments, edit uploads and how to communicate with lecturers through the ELMS, among other things.
Dr Maulid Maulid, Director of the Directorate of Links and International Affairs of OUT, emphasised the need for the students to engage in Team-Based Learning to facilitate their studies, an idea that was mooted by Prof. Goski Alabi, President of Laweh Open University, at a previous engagement.
Dr Maulid advised the students to use review questions provided by lecturers at end of topics for Team-Based Learning and group discussions.
He promised to confer with the Examinations Directorate of OUT on how best the students could be assisted by way of making some past questions available to them.
Due to suspension of face-to-face lectures at Laweh relative to the observance of COVID-19 Protocols, both Laweh and OUT lecturers agreed that only online lectures could take place until the situation returns to normalcy.
Dr Mariana Makuu, lecturer at OUT, who moderated the question and answer session of the programme, and Mrs Sarah Ackah, Administrator at Laweh, were both grateful for fruitful the interactions and the issues dealt with.
On hand for the Laweh Team were Mr Ebenezer T. Hanson, Head of Communications and Marketing; and Mr Enoch Adamah of the ICT Department.
Dr Maulid Maulid, Director, Directorate of Links and International Affairs, OUT