Subjects delivered by distance
Distance teaching refers to delivery of courses where the student does not attend campus for lectures or tutorials (although there may be one or two visits to engage the student). Documents and supporting materials between students and teachers are sent through various communication mediums such as post or emails.
With the ever improving information technology, this will progressively offer other communication opportunities.
Two useful tools are:
Information from students should be received as PDF files. Annotator is a tool used by teachers to add notes to PDF files, mark assignments and add comment. The files are then returned to the student for their information.
Video conferences are available in eLearning to present the audio and visual content of the lecture. This does not easily show information presented on white boards or other surfaces where a graphic explanation is required, such as explaining the logic of developing a formula. Camtasia enables the production of small 'movies' as video files that allow a graphical demonstration.
The video files can be accessed via eLearning, to supplement information received via email or post.