Two-Day eLearning Awareness Campaign for Faculty Members at College of Languages

Under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean of the College of Languages & Translation, the eLearning Unit organized a two-day “eLearning Awareness Campaign for Teachers”.

During the campaign, the College eLearning Unit accompanied with a team of eLearning Deanship visited teachers in their respective offices on a one-on-one basis.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean of the College of Languages & Translation, accompanied with the team of the College eLearning Unit and interacted with the teachers. Dr. Al-Melhi motivated the teachers to use the eLearning system i.e. the Blackboard effectively and pointed out the importance of the eLearning system in today's world.

Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, the eLearning Unit Supervisor, said: “The aim of the campaign was to make teachers aware of the necessity and effective use of the King Khalid University eLearning system and to solve the individual problems faced by the teachers in using the Blackboard."

Dr. Khaled Mohanna, Mr. Ahmed J. Al-Shaflut, Mr. Abdullah Zubain and Mr. Abdullah Aseri,  eLearning Specialists from Deanship of eLearning, joined the campaign and said that they were much impressed by the way of organizing such a campaign. They also suggested to organize this kind of teachers awareness programs in all the colleges of the University.

Dr. Mohammad Asif Ishfaq and Mr. Javed Ahmad, organizers of the Campaign, said: “During the campaign, our main target were teachers. To achieve the purpose of the campaign, the College eLearning team organized and conducted various activities. The eLearning brochures, teachers help guides, and  CDs prepared by Mr. Rizwan Ghani were distributed among teachers."

Mr. Nasir Al-Khatany, Mr. Salahuddin, Mr. Kamaluddin and Mr. Jhangeer Alam provided holistic support to make the campaign a success.


Training program on eCourses Design at College of Education

Under the guidance of the Dean of College of Education, Dr. Mohammed Hassan Saeed Safran, and within e-learning activities at the college, 5-Day Training Program on eCourses Design & Production had been held, with the rate of (20) hours of training over five workshops for students of - General Diploma in Education.

The training program opened by Dr. Abdullah Saad Al-Amri, Dean of Graduate Studies, and workshops held in the labs of e-learning deanship at the university.

The workshops presented by:

       1 - Prof. Hamza Abdel Hakim Rayashi

       2 - Dr. Abdullah Saad Al Amri

       3 - Dr. Ali Alsagheer Abdel-Aal

       4 - Dr. Ahmed Sadiq Abdul Majeed

       5 - Dr. Mustafa Mohamed Ibrahim


On the closing day of the program, all participants , thank and appreciate the help and support of the Rector and the Deanship of e-learning.



 

Using the NEW Content Editor (Blackboard)

The content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations and hyperlinks, tables, and attach different types of files to content. The editor appears throughout the system as the default editor.

The content editor or WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor is based on the industry standard TinyMCE platform. TinyMCE is a javascript-based WYSIWYG content editor that provides a stable, robust user experience. The legacy WebEQ equation editor has been replaced with a new mathML equation editor (WIRIS).


The new Content Editor  vastly improves the user experience for entering text, pasting content from Microsoft Word, and adding content to all areas of Blackboard. Simply bring your course materials to life.


Usage & Activation of Blackboard Community System™

Blackboard Community is a space in the Learning Management System through which you can deliver a specific message to particular domain (College or Department) to a certain group (faculty members or students or both),

This tool will be administrated by one person who will insert the content according to standards to ensure achieving the goal by using the best options.

We would like to announce that in case of your desire to use this tool, Deans and departments chairmen (as well as faculty members, but through the departments chairmen) kindly requested to follow these steps:

    * Prepare the text content to be placed in Blackboard Community.
    * Send it via e-mail to Mr. Hussam Rashid by email: h.rashid@ekku.edu.sa
    * College or department name and the targeted group (faculty members or students or both)


In the case of any further inquiries please contact with Mr. Hussam Rashid :

E-mail:
h.rashid@ekku.edu.sa
Office Telephone:
2418679

New activities of e-learning unit at College of Science

Under the guidance of the Dean of College of Science, Dr. Abdullah Al-Suhaimi, the unit of e-learning at the college arranged for a training session for students of the course "Quantum Mechanics" about e-learning and how benefit from it, including the following topics:

     1 - how to access the e-learning system

     2 - how to browse the e-course

     3 - how to solve and send duties

     4 - how to deal with the electronic tests

     5 - how to download files from the Learning Management System

The course was provided by Dr. Fathi Mohammed Moiz under the supervision of Dr. Abouelwafa Salem, e-learning unit supervisor.


(Flipped Classroom Model) Turning Traditional Education on its Head

What is the Flipped Classroom?

A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and work through problems with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers - creating a collaborative learning environment.


Useful Links about Flipped Classroom:

http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/

http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/7-things-you-should-know-about-flipped-classrooms

http://www.techsmith.com/flipped-classroom.html