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Assessment of the effectiveness of the CAD elearning certificate at the University of Botswana

Gachago, Daniela; Mafote, Spoon; Munene-Kabanya, Anne; Lee, Marilyn

Abstract:
This article focuses on an evaluation of the Centre for Academic Development (CAD) e-learning Certificate as a means to cater for the needs of academic staff who embarked on e-learning at the University of Botswana (UB). The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the certificate and its individual workshops.  The study employed both quantitative as well as qualitative collection strategies.  The authors firstly introduce some concepts and examples of innovative staff development for e-learning with a focus on the South African region, then give an overview of e-leaning at the University of Botswana and the e-learning Certificate.  Current findings of the study are also given and the paper concludes with some recommendations for future staff development at the UB.

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Document Title: Assessment of the effectiveness of the CAD elearning certificate at the University of Botswana
Journal: International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT)
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
No. of Pages: 71-88


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Botswana
Keywords:E Learning, University of Botswana, Staff Training, Online Learning, Workshops, Questionnaires, Evaluation


File Size:340 KB
Rights:This paper is accessible at http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=14
Date Added:20 March 2008


Gachago, Daniela; Mafote, Spoon; Munene-Kabanya, Anne; Lee, Marilyn (2007). Assessment of the effectiveness of the CAD elearning certificate at the University of Botswana, International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) 3(4):71-88