Abstract

The University of the West Indies (UWI) initiated a Single Virtual University Space (SVUS) facility as an initiative to help the institution to
serve, better, the needs of communities where students may not be able to access a programme delivered at a main University campus facility. Against this background, the School of Education piloted a programme which offered the full Graduate Diploma in Education (Part 1 of the full Master of Arts in Teaching Programme) through this SVUS. It involved concurrent, interactive video streaming to a number of sites and countries. The lessons learned from the pilot informed the work of the recently established Office for Online Learning which is responsible, inter alia, for expanding the concurrent delivery of the University’s programmes and courses to multiple sites. The lessons learned are also important for other institutions wishing pursue a similar delivery of programmes to multiple sites through video streaming.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0076
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada