The Learning Solutions and Applications section in CITS is responsible to spearhead various Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) courses and projects in NTU. This entails the ability to understand both the learner-centred pedagogical approaches to enhance learning and teaching and also, the affordances of various learning technologies and leverage on them to maximise student engagement, retention and outcomes. The section comprises two teams:
(1) Learning Design and Development
NTU is a proponent of TEL. This includes blended and online learning where courses are conducted with a mix of online and face-to-face sessions. The Learning Design and Development Team works with faculty to develop their courses for blended/online learning. Resourced with learning designers and technologists, multimedia specialists, videographers and state-of-the-art interactive recording studios and production facilities, the team is capable of designing courses with engaging video and multimedia elements.
(2) Learning Applications and Operations
NTU has adopted various online platforms and classroom technologies such as the NTULearn Learning Management System, Turnitin Originality Checking System, Clickers Audience Response System, Learning Activities Management System (LAMS), AcuStudio recording system, etc.
The Application and Operations team provides support for these systems/tools so that TEL can take place more effectively in NTU. With the wide range of emerging online learning systems/tools available, professors can better facilitate, increase student engagement and student achievements, along with enhancing student metacognitive abilities.
Other than supporting the existing systems/tools, the Learning Applications and Operations team is also involved in a number of projects that will form the backbone and platform for Technology-Enhanced Learning initiatives. These projects include:
- Learning Analytics
- Learning Templates
- NTULearn upgrade and design
- Automation and scheduling of lecture recordings
- NTULearn interface layer design