School of Physical Science,Lecture Theatre LLT
First year, Bachelor of Education Science Distance Learning Students orientation at the School of Physical Sciences
Distance learning has successfully been in use at the University of Nairobi, as an additional mode of study, since the year 2003. This alternative mode of learning has worked in the previous years, and will continue to work. Hence, the message given to the first year Bachelor of Education Science distance learning students, during their orientation week.
Speaking during the orientation, Prof. B. Aduda, Principal College of Biological and Physical Sciences noted that the University had embraced the system of e-learning that is presently taking over the face-to-face teaching method. He emphasized that distance learning mode of study had been successfully tested. He further stressed that the grades students get is individualized and is not determined by the mode of study the student undertakes.
In addition, Prof. Aduda encouraged students to make use of facilities in the College which include library,health, games and electronic facilities.
He noted the importance of the eLearning platform, saying that it was central to students learning experience. He also urged the students to familiarize themselves with the University regulations so as to comply fully to its rules and regulations. In addition, Prof. Aduda encouraged students to participate in improving the syllabus by taking part in surveys that would enhance the physical sciences curriculum.
Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) Director, Dr. J.Odumbe articulated distance learning benefits to the students pointing out that the students were privileged to study at their own convenience. He also reiterated the success of this mode of study using the eLearning online platform that facilitates communication between lecturers and students.
The new BEd Science students were also taken through different subject combinations from the Department of Chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences, Department of Meteorology, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Department of Geology.
In addition, the students were advised to fervently explore their learning opportunity while it lasts, as they are students with wings that can fly extensively.
Heads of Departments from School of Physical Sciences and their respective Chairs of Departments and subject coordinators were among those present during the orientation
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