Covenant University Consolidates ICT With e-Learning Platform
Three years after emerging as the Best ICT driven University in West Africa, Covenant University within her 11 years of existence has adopted one of the defining teaching platforms in the world that gives faculty and students of the University access to academic tools and resources anytime and anywhere.
Between 2008 and 2012, the University’s e-learning platform was on the test run phase, basically devoted for periodic course continuous assessment and professional certification examination that the University was conducting, but it has evolved over the past one year into a platform that every member of the University, particularly the academic section of the community have come to embrace.
The last year has seen a revolutionized learning and teaching environment in Covenant University, since the adoption of the Moodle teaching platform, otherwise known as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The Moodle system of learning and lecture delivery has been roundly embraced with over 450,500 activities, with a projection that by the commencement of the Omega and Summer Semesters of the current academic session, the Virtual Learning Environment of the University would have attracted as much as 2.5 million activities.
Today, students of the University can all go online to receive lecture notes, do assignment and quiz in the form of tutorials, especially when reviewing topics. They are now enjoying greater dimension of engagement with their lecturers. The lecturers in turn are using forums platform to communicate with their students.
Covenant University has been steadfastly committed to driving educational excellence via the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies in advancing quality delivery of education. The current Management of the University has shown enormous commitment to the usage of e-learning in the quest of the University fulfilling her Vision 10:2022, which is to become one of the ten leading world-class universities in the next ten years.
The University has also started the process of developing Covenant University Open Course Ware (CUOCW). The development of the CUOCW began with lecture notes being uploaded, the advancement and improvement in standardizing teaching format and delivery system, as well as having access to a broadcast YouTube channel. When all these elements are synchronized, lectures would be captured and attached to teaching materials that was made use of during the specific class.
This is also preparing her capabilities for distant learning, which is the direction of the future of modern day education. Covenant University is already preparing for this in view of her march to becoming a global relevant brand name in the dispensing of quality education. The Management of the University looks forward to attracting students across the world to learn and grow in knowledge through this e-learning platform.
The target of the University is to have a functional and quality Course Ware running in the shortest possible time in key areas of learning and subsequent update as other courses delivery are standardized and uploaded.
The University, which has won numerous ICT related awards, is raising the stakes in education delivery system, by displaying through the Virtual Learning Environment the quality of contents and relevance of teaching materials the students are exposed to.
The new teaching platform would be of enormous benefits to parents and guardians, in the sense that they are able to see, track and evaluate what their wards are being taught in school. Furthermore, the parents could also ask questions and get clarification on courses from time to time. All they have to do is goggle ‘learn.covenantuniversity.edu.ng’, input the course code and access the course material.