Project for online course under way

ABU DHABI - The Abu Dhabi Men's College (ADMC) and Riga Technical University Distance Education Centre (RTUDEC) have worked on a joint project to develop an online course that will be used by both institutes to teach students the fundamentals of database systems.

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Published: Wed 7 Jan 2004, 12:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:18 AM

Dr Tayeb Kamali, ADMC Director, said the international project was one of many that ADMC was presently engaged in as part of the Higher Colleges of Technology's (HCT) commitment to work closely with international institutions in order to provide its students with international experience in learning.

Dr Kamali said that two learning strategies could be used during the course delivery, with the first being fully online, where the students would have to study the full course on their own, engaging in online discussions through chat forums and e-mail. Examinations for this system would be conducted in the college. The other strategy of blended learning, he said would combine independent learning-based on multimedia-rich course material, in a virtual learning environment, with face-to-face tutorials and group work.

Dr Hamad Odabi, ADMC Information Technology Supervisor noted that the college's Information Technology department would be using the online module commencing next semester, where the most advanced multimedia technologies and distance learning methodology are used to achieve the best learning results.

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