eLEARNING

 

CELT’s E-Learning unit supports the university’s aim to embed E-Learning as a core teaching and learning practice. E-Learning goes beyond LMS tools – it encompasses a blend of any technologies that work for practitioners and their students. The open education culture has become a determining factor determining recommendations and solutions.

Goals of E-Learning, amongst others are, to increase access to education; to bring flexibility to rigid systems and structures; and to renew redundant teaching methods that do not allow students opportunities to engage – outdated methods that do not tap into students’ internal resources that they utilise daily in conducting their lives outside of formal education settings.

Examples of available LMS tools are: digital content curation; student tracking; online assessments; mark distribution; announcements; blogging; webinars. Approaches and tools will be recommended according to the nature of a course, e.g. large classes of campus-based undergraduates, work-integrated learning, part-time or international post-graduate students.

Moodle

ITSS hosts Moodle but the administration of the system is done by eLearning Technical Support, the services include creating courses and enrolments of students and lecturers, upkeep of the server infrastructure, ingest and egress of data in raw formats and provision of analytical reports and statistics captured by the LMS. Help Desk assists users with login issues, enrolments and related matters. We currently have support divided into student support (tlzsupport@dut.ac.za) and academic support (pregalathann@dut.ac.za). Please note that more information can be obtained from https://elearning.dut.ac.za which is our dedicated support website.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides a collaborative space that holds the potential to make learning online personal, engaging and socially connected. Microsoft Teams provides a safe, interactive, productive and engaging learning environment via collaborative classrooms, online assessments and assignment submission, and professional learning communities to share content, and communicate online through virtual webinars and Team Meetings with both students and colleagues.

Technology for Learning (TFL)

Technology for Learning (TFL) is a programme is responsible for training and supporting students to be competent about learning online, accessing studying material and be digitally savvy. TFL trains students on all DUT online learning systems such as Moodle, Office 365 suite, Typing skills, and other educational technologies.

Amongst many other systems, TFL provides the below services:

1. One-on-One training support to individuals who have specific issues with regards to accessing or/and learning online

2. Generic training sessions

3. Webinars/seminars on eLearning as a field

4. eLearning Call Centre

We have tutors who train students in the computer laboratories or/and on Microsoft Teams. We also have offices and help-desks in all DUT Libraries. Students can go to the Library of their choice and they will get assisted. Our email address for online learning related queries: TFLstudentsupport@dut.ac.za For complains or sensitive issue, contact Coordinator: simonn1@dut.ac.za

Important Links


Contact Person

CeboCELT eLearning Receptionist: Mrs Cebokazi Luthuli
Tel: 031 373 6810
Email: cebokazix@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan