Singapore—Next month a major undergraduate division of the National University of Singapore will ask students to stay out of the classroom for a whole week—and force professors to teach online instead. It's an unusual drill to prepare for any unexpected campus shutdown, and it was inspired by the SARS outbreaks of 2003 and last year's concerns about H1N1.
Computer Centre and the Centre for Instructional Technology have collaborated to launch NUS on iTunes U. This is a first for a university in South East Asia. NUS is part of a pioneer batch of Asian universities to have a presence on this platform. You can now download and view audio-visual content from NUS, and our collection looks set to grow in the near future.
The Centre for Instructional Technology provided video and photography support at the NUS Rag & Flag 2010 and the Youth Olympic Flame arrival festivities on Friday 6 August as well as the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame through NUS on Thursday 12 August.
Our staff was on hand to record these events for posterity on film. We are proud to have contributed to documenting these historic events.
by NARAYANAN Shyam
Web conference presentation at Virtual Global Conference on Technology for Blended Learning and Distributed Education, hosted at Christ University, Bangalore, India. 18-20 August 2010.
in NUSSU - The Ridge Online, 21 July 2010
by Meera Nair
eLearning: A concept all too familiar to students. With our lectures webcast, tutorials submitted online and discussions taking place on forums or chatrooms, there is no need for us to move an inch from our comfortable perches at home.
It is extremely convenient for us, but have you ever wondered what went on in the background? How do your lecturers cope with the demands of an eLearning week?