Three Modes of Interaction

Interaction is a key element of effective online programs. What do we mean by interaction? It is often conceptualized as participants communicating with each other. Interaction can also be defined as engagement in learning, where the primary goal is to engage the learner in meaningful activity that serves to accomplish learning objectives.

An online course can have various kinds of interactions. The three most common modes are:

Overall, an online course should maximize meaningful and reflective interaction while providing a variety of opportunities for feedback.


Standards for Activating eLearning Supportive Level

In the learning management system, the supportive course should include the following elements as a minimum:

1. Course syllabus that includes course description, objectives, distribution, activities and assessment.

2. Instructor's personal information.

3. Activating the course announcements.

4. Activating the discussion board.

5. Course materials, namely; references, slides, documents, recordings, or any other materials that support learning.

6. 15% of the total marks of the course is allocated for e-learning activities.

7. The course site in the learning management system is a center for interaction and activities, and using the course site and tools for announcements, assignments, grades and whatever can be done through the site is obligatory.

8. This pattern of e-learning is to be applied to all the university courses except the blended and full courses.

1st Certified QM Training Provided by Faculty Members

As a result of e-Learning deanship eagerness to involve faculty members in providing training and support for other faculty members and within the overall plan for the rehabilitation of certified instructors of e-learning, the first Certified QM Training provided by faculty members was held and presented by Dr. Osama Sallam.

The session was full of constructive interaction and attended by a group of faculty members from different colleges, at the end of this session a special accounts have been created for all the participants in the QM website.

This session is a breakthrough for number of courses to be provided by certified trainers (faculty members) during the second semester.

E-Learning Activities at Muhayil Aseer Campus

Under the guidance of Dean of Muhayil Aseer Boys' Campus, Prof. Mohammed Naser Alqarni, E-Learning Unit at the campus supervised several e-exams which held successfully in the e-learning lab. 

Also, number of training sessions for faculty members and students had been held and presented by Mr. Ali Alshehri, eLearning specialist.

The college with cooperation with the deanship of e-learning  is seeking to get higher and wider activation rate of e-learning by developing new plan for next semester. 


Activating e-Content Library at Girls' College of Arts

For the first time at the level of university colleges, Girls' College of Arts in Abha began activating e-Content Library, where the unit of e-learning represented by Dr. Asmaa Fathi Abdulaziz developed mechanisms for e-content with help and support of Ms. Rima Ahmed Abdullah Asiri - eLearning Specialist - which approved by the Dean of the colleges Dr. Shunayfa Mohammed Al-Qarni.

The mechanisms for e-Content Library have been distributed and advertised in the departments and currently receiving applications started for the e-content library.

Girls' Colleges of Education and Arts Present achievements of faculty members

Under the guidance of  dean of the colleges of Arts and Education, Dr. Shunayfaa Al-Qarni, the unit of e-learning held a meeting for faculty members to present the achivements in building and activating e-Courses.

The sessions held for three days, between Monday, till Wednesday, under the supervision of Dr. Asma Fathi - E-Unit Supervisor, with full support of the E-Learning Specialist, Ms. Rima Ahmed Asiri.

Members have expressed their appreciation for the efforts of e-learning unit to activate the e-learning and asked to set up more training sessions at the college to promote the optimal use of e-learning tools in the colleges.