Under the supervision of Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, the E-Learning Unit of the faculty organized an “E-Learning Awareness Campaign” for level 1 department and ELC students from Sunday, February 26, 2017, to Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Dr. Mohammed S. Assiri, Vice Dean for Academic Development & Quality, appreciated the efforts of the E-Learning Unit for organizing the campaign and maintained that these kinds of activities help students in attaining academic excellence.
Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, FLT E-Learning Unit Supervisor, said that the aim of the awareness campaign was to make new students aware of the necessity and practical use of the King Khalid University E-Learning learning management system (Blackboard). “This campaign had many objectives. However, we hoped that it served to lower anxiety, increase awareness of the need for students to self-monitor, and encourage student collaboration,” said Mr. Khan. Furthermore, Dr. Mohammed Asif Ishfaq, Campaign Coordinator, stated, "The Campaign encouraged students to use Blackboard effectively. We were excited that students actively participated in the campaign."
During the campaign, the E-Learning Unit carried out the following activities:
- Imparted Blackboard training to students individually in their classroom,
- Organized workshops for students in the e-learning labs,
- Organized an e-quiz competition for students
- Set up an e-learning booth and distributed brochures and booklets.
Mr. Abdullah Al Rezgi, Director of the English Language Centre, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, Chairman of the English Department, Mr. Abdullah Al-Zubain, E-Learning Specialist, Dr. Khaled Mohanna, E-Learning Team Manager, and all Level 1 teachers helped to make this awareness campaign a great success.
The Faculty of Languages and Translation offers a round of applause to the following individuals for their significant contributions and involvement:
- Dr. Mohamed Asif Ishfaq, Coordinator of the Campaign
- Mr. Matthew Paul, Level 1 Instructor
- Mr. Jawed Ahmed, ELC General Coordinator
- Mr. Mazaharul Islam, ELC Lecturer
The felicitation ceremony for awarding the winners of the e-Quiz competition will be organized on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
Multimedia Contribution: Jawed Ahmed