Higher institutions attend e-learning webinar
TDT | Manama
Staff from higher institutions in Bahrain participated in a webinar yesterday to learn about the best practices in an e-learning environment. The “Transitioning to Online Teaching” webinar was organised by the Scientific Research Department of the General Secretariat of the Higher Education Council, in cooperation with E-Knowledge, a professional company dedicated to innovation and development based in Dubai.
E-Knowledge’s e-learning expert Caryn Anderson explained how to achieve successful learning outcomes in the most efficient and productive ways by exploring asynchronous conversations, learning by teaching and grazing versus meals. Asynchronous conversations include e-mail, chat platforms, blogs and hashtags on Facebook and Twitter.
Learning by teaching focuses on developing student learning through the student teaching peers specific parts of the lesson or specific ideas. The webinar also reviewed technological tools, blogs and distance education programmes that could be employed in the process of communication between the teacher and the students. Anderson is a development specialist focused on knowledge and information services, scientific research quality and impact, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration.