The Institute of Education has released its calendar for academic activities which will take place when the course begins. This has come as a shock to many teachers who could not make time to register for the programme as there was no deadline attached to the registration.
However, the institute has gone ached to release the academic calendar detailing all academic works that will take place when the course commences. This released was made right after the link for registration was revoked by the institution earlier yesterday, October 15, 2020.
According to the statement cited by Listengh.net, the course is going to take place on an e-learning platform but not face to face.
It is advisable for applicants not to worry about their choice of courses because every applicant will automatically be enrolled in the course, he/she chose during the filling of the online form.
However, activities are scheduled as follows:
|1||Monday, October 19 to 25, 2020||Preparation and population of course teaching and learning materials unto the e-learning platform|
|2||Friday, October 23, 2020||Uploading of students onto the e-learning platform|
|3||Monday, October 26,2020||Online Lectures begin|
|4||Friday December 19, 2020||End of online lectures|
|5||December 2020/ January 2021 (holiday)||Tutorials and quiz I|
|6||April/May, 2021 (Holiday)||Tutorials, Quiz II and End of first semester exams|
Meanwhile, the Institute of Education has put the following modalities in place to make the online teaching and learning sessions effective-the under listed points are the measures put in place to enhance the success of the course:
1. Lecturers are expected to cover half the content of the course outline from 26h October, 2020
to 18 December. 2020. The other half will be covered after the Christmas Holidays
2. Lecturers should prepare voice or video recordings on topics to be covered for the semester.
They should make sure that the voice or video recordings do not exceed 20 minutes
3. Lecturers can also make use of PowerPoint presentations with a voice-over. explaining the content of the presentation.
4. Lecturers MAY schedule an hour virtual session with students every week using Z0OM or other video conferencing software. Lecturers and their students must agree on the date, day and time.
5. Lecturers and students should use WhatsApp and or Telegram group platforms for discussions, further explanations of concepts/aspects of topics not clear to them.
6. Students are encouraged to use the IOELMS platform as regularly as possible.
7. Support staff have been assigned to the various Study Centres to manage the E-Learning Platform-LMS. Lecturers and students who encounter difficulty should contact them. Their contact details will be provided on the platform.