Despite the National shutdown particularly in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states as a preventive measure to the spread of COVID-19, the Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced learning (ACETEL) has gone virtual with a training workshop for its course writers. The Vice-Chancellor NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu in a message to the participants thanked them for their patients, sacrifice and for being part of ACETEL success.
Adamu added that “Anytime I say NOUN is the best people always get angry with my expressions, but we’re simply the best.
” We’re not only telling people that open and distance learning is the way to go, but we’ve gone ahead to conduct a training workshop online which no Nigerian university has ever attempted”.
Adamu also charged the organizers to not only focus on the process of delivery which is Open and Distance mode but to equally emphasize on the quality by deploying all teaching and learning tools necessary in this regard.
Centre Director ACETEL, Prof. Grace Jokthan in her welcome address said the virtual training is on Adobe Captivate a software for the conversion of ACETEL course materials into e-learning format.
Jokthan added that the Centre is working up against time, hence the need to explore other means like working at home to meet up with key DLIs in critical times like the COVID-19.
According to Jokthan, the training which will last five days is expected to equipped participants with the rudimentary aspects of basic tools and functions, working with fluid boxes, integrating graphics, videos and learning interactions. Others are working with shared actions, textual agreements, integrating graphical elements and essential resources among others.
Jokthan added “These tools will armed participants with the required knowledge in converting ACETEL course materials into the desired e-learning format”.
The workshop Jokthan said is in partnership with the Directorate of learning Content management System.
The virtual training is expected to end this Friday.