The University of Professional Studies, Accra says it will upload lecture videos and audios covering five weeks to enhance the learning experience of students.
This comes eight clear days after the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) petitioned the Vice-Chancellor to encourage lecturers to use videos and audios as is the case in some other public institutions.
“The Council has painstakingly noticed how the virtual learning platform has been reduced to virtual upload platform by lecturers who merely upload slides and assignments there without any effective interaction with their students. Much as the Council is aware of the time the world finds itself, it is minded by the fact that for teaching to be effective it has to be interactive, especially for students doing non-reading programmes in the school. Week after week, the Council observed lecturers upload their slides on the platform with harsh deadlines, leaving students to do the menial work. This method of teaching leaves students disillusioned when lecturers in other schools are using videos and other interactive platforms to communicate with their students in the most effective way. We believe this is a major setback to the academic year and has to be rectified,” the SRC petitioned dated April 16, 2020.
In line with this, the SRC President Peter MwinZumah called for the extension of the academic calendar to enable the lecturers to spend “quality time with their students and explain their slides using most effective and innovative ways such as videos, among others.”
The university in a statement Friday said video and audio recordings of some lectures would be made available to students.
“Video/audio recordings of weeks 7 – 12 lectures and THA [Take-Home Assignment] preparation will be uploaded onto the UPSA Virtual to enrich your learning experience,” the statement signed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Barnor said.
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