By Adejumo Kabir
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has introduced eLearning for some of its programmes. These programmes are to be administered through its Center for Distance Learning.
Following the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), OAUCDL began receiving applications into its eLearning programme for B.Sc. Degrees in Accounting, Economics and Nursing.
Since its establishment, the Centre has been striving to keep abreast of the most up-to-date methods of distance learning practice by continually updating its modes of lecture delivery to reflect the latest proven concept, methods and practices.
The centre is designed in a way that open and distance education is best accomplished through E-learning, which is the mode adopted by OAUCDL.
The programme is administered online through a customized study tablet called the Vigitab. Students do not have to report to a physical classroom. Their lecture room is on the Vigitab which would be given to each student upon resumption.
Quizzes and assignments would be taken and submitted online while lectures video accompanied by hand-outs in PDF format, and other additional materials and references as the instructor deems necessary would be distributed through the Vigitab platform.
The curricula for various programmes are the same as for regular in-house programmes within the University; hence, degrees, diplomas and certificates are the same as for full-time students.
The total time to complete an online course is equivalent to that of campus regular programme and the same degree would be awarded after the completion of the programme.