Strengthening the delivery of teaching-learning activities through online learning is an urgent need in the present pandemic of Covid19. Currently, the students are asked to stay at their home to prevent the spreading of the Covid19. Although, the Government of Sri Lanka works together with the entire World taking multiple measures to overcome the Covid19, it seems the disease is going to stay with us for a longer period, maybe for another year. In this scenario, Faculty of Applied Science should develop a safer teaching practice, which is going to be online distance learning. Faculty of Applied Science planning to conduct online teaching in combination with traditional classroom teaching through LMS. All it needs to improve the capacity of the existing LMS along with adequate training for staff and students to maximize the utilization of the existing system. Alongside the use of the LMS, now there is a need to convert the existing syllabus to suit the online distance learning from classroom teaching as much as possible. This must be done without compromising the existing degree programs.
The stakeholders of this activity will be the students, lecturers, experts (resource persons), and some technical staff (LMS administrator and server administrator). The students and lecturers will conduct online teaching-learning activities via a well-established infrastructure. While the experts will help to convert the existing syllabus into sections that are deliverable online, technical staff will maintain the infrastructure.
|6.1 Converting the existing syllabus into sections that are deliverable online||Facilitation on preparing and converting online Materials for AMC/IT degree programme|
|6.2 Training both the students and the staff in using Learning Management System||Workshop in Distance Learning for staffs and students|
|Providing online teaching materials to staffs|
|6.3 Enrichment of existing infrastructure of Learning Management System (LMS)||Facilitation on Installation and configuration of LMS server|
News, Events and Announcements
- The workshop on distance learning was conducted by Dr.E. Y. A. Charles, Senior lecturer, Department of Computer science, University of Jaffna on July 17, 2020. The workshop was conducted from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The workshop was organized for the academic staff, academic-support staff, and temporary staff of the Faculty of Applied Science. This workshop aims to introduce the ICT online teaching-learning tools and techniques to all teaching staff of the Faculty of Applied Science. Lunch and refreshments were provided, and 58 staff members participated in this workshop.
- The workshop on distance learning was conducted by Dr.E. Y. A. Charles, Senior lecturer, Department of Computer science, University of Jaffna on October 23, 2020. The workshop was conducted from 9.00 am to 11.00 am via Zoom. The workshop was organized for all the students of the Faculty of Applied Science. This workshop aims to introduce the ICT online teaching-learning tools and techniques, especially Google classroom, to all students of the Faculty of Applied Science. More than 300 students participated in this workshop.
- A server room with equipment was established to enrich the existing Learning Management System (LMS). Two high-end servers, a network attached storage, and a 10kVA smart UPS was purchased and installed in this place.