The introduction of multi-modal education: a strategy in process

  • I Broere
  • H. C. Geyser
  • M. Kruger


As far as mode of delivery in higher education is concerned, many higher education institutions in South Africa have progressed from traditional contact education to the so-called mixed mode in which dynamic interaction is negotiated between electronic information and communication technologies and face-to-face (F2F) lecturing. At RAU, a new strategy for teaching, learning and assessment based on a multi-modal approach to delivery has been accepted that includes WebCT as a platform of delivery that complements F2F classroom instruction. At institutional level, the introduction of new technologies for delivery of education forces institutional culture to change. These changes require analysis and planning in areas that reach beyond the technical realm. Interviews were conducted with lecturers from different faculties who have been involved in developing and managing web-supported teaching and learning. The purpose of this article is to explore these implications and to develop guidelines for managing the introduction of a multi-modal educational strategy.

(South African Journal of Higher Education: 2003 17 (1): 208-215)

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