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dc.contributor.authorStoltenkamp, Juliet
dc.contributor.authorKabaka, Martha
dc.contributor.authorBraaf, Norina
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T14:08:20Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T14:08:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationStoltenkamp, J., Kabaka, M. & Braaf, N. (2013). The Facilitation and support of a blended e-learning course for Science educators in a rural setting, South Africa. Asian Journal of Education and e-Learning, 1 (4): 240 - 249en_US
dc.identifier.issn2321 – 2454
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/987
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the findings of both qualitative and quantitative case study research of the implementation of a blended eLearning course for Science educators in the Eastern Cape, Mthatha. The Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) designed and developed a course, namely: “Designing an Instructional Event”, registered with the South African Quality Authority (SAQA) at a National Qualification Framework (NQF), Level 6. This course was offered in collaboration with the Education Faculty, for the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (BEd Hons) Programme; specifically Science Education. The researchers highlight the importance of the provision of extensive facilitation and support by the CIECT team, in order to motivate the educators (full-time working professionals) to become self- directed learners. In this case, the educators were expected to complete activities; and design an online environment to enhance their Science instruction. Considerable challenges were faced by the facilitators and educators due to limited infrastructure; and a lack of commitment by some participants to commit to the completion of tasks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAsian Online Journalsen_US
dc.rights© 2013 Stoltenkamp, Kabaka, Braaf; licensee Asian Online Journals. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectBlended learningen_US
dc.subjectSelf directed learningen_US
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten_US
dc.subjectFacilitation and online supporten_US
dc.titleThe facilitation and support of a blended e-learning course for Science educators in a rural setting, South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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