What is the Learning Design Unit?
The Learning Design is a Unit within the eLearning and Learning Design Section of CILT develops methods and strategies that enable lecturers to make pedagogically informed decisions in their designing learning, teaching and assessment activities and interventions, which make effective use of appropriate resources and technologies. Learning Designers will facilitate the exploration, design, and development of distance, blended and online learning opportunities across all Faculties and Schools and all delivery modes at the University of Namibia.
Learning Design Services at CILT
The following Learning Design services are provided through direct consultations, structured co-design workshops, training, presentations, and informal ad hoc conversations. A collaborative or team approach that involves Learning Designers, subject matter experts (SMEs), language and disciplinary experts, Learning Technologists and Digital Media experts is used whereby Learning Designers act as coordinators of the Learning Design process or interventions.
The Learning Design Services include:
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Opencast offers a rich set of features to support educators, learners, video-operators and administrators.
Schedule and capture: Automatic recordings can be scheduled using the admin interface once a capture agent has been added.
Record online: Opencast includes an online recording tool called Opencast Studio. It can be used to record videos directly in the user’s browser. Feel free to try Opencast Studio right now, without even installing Opencast.
Upload: Videos can be uploaded to Opencast directly in the admin interface or from within various plugins for learning management systems.
Edit: Using the integrated video editor you can edit the ingested videos. The editor lets you edit multiple streams simultaneously.
Process: Opencast workflow definitions are highly configurable. From branding, to thumbnails, to detailed encoding settings, most common video edits are accessible out of the box.
Rights management: Fine grained viewing and editing permissions are built in, and can be adjusted easily in the admin interface.
Player: By default Opencast uses the Paella Player. The Paella Player is a modern video player capable of playing multiple streams at the same time. This player was designed for the playback of lecture recordings.
Integrations: Opencast can be connected to various learning management systems so that students can access videos directly from within the learning management system.
Learn about Opencast here
The official learning platform at CILT is Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle is designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. Based on the socio-cultural learning philosophy and social constructionism, Moodle supports self-directed and collaborative learning by enhancing self-monitoring and social interaction as well as active learning of students.
When combined with complementary learning tools, Moodle makes up CILT’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a composite of various technologies that affords various pedagogical approaches. The CILT VLE is made up of the following:
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Video Conferencing (Virtual Meetings and Classes)
Video Conferencing is a support service that supports live virtual meetings and live classes, enabling lecturers to teach students across the country at various UNAM campuses. The current video conferencing services enable students to join live classes from anywhere in the world, using any internet enabled device. Additionally, video conferencing supports University virtual meetings, connecting staff across campuses. CODeL video conferencing services are powered by Zoom, a number 1 ranked video conferencing solution.
Video Conferencing services include the following:
Video Conferencing for students and staff
Book your video conferencing session through CODeL’s ticketing system by clicking on this link here
CONTACT VIDEO CONFERENCING:
Coordinator: Virtual Communication and PA System
(+264) 61 206 3543
Each academic calendar, CILT offers capacity development training to lecturers on the use of digital tools for learning and teaching (eLearning), as well as for Learning Design focusing on applying pedagogical methods to enhance digital learning. Training initiatives are informed by the needs of lecturers as derived from engagement with Faculties and Schools and from past training experiences.
Training on eLearning focuses on the following aspects:
Training on Learning Design addresses the following needs: