ARTLA: Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment support for academics during COVID-19
The onset of COVID-19 during 2020 necessitated us to replace our face-to-face interaction with students with preparing and instituting “Emergency Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment” (ERT).
This year, we want to follow a differentiated model of learning and teaching called
ARTLA (Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment), which will combine contact tuition for smaller groups of students with online elements. Faculties and departments will decide on the exact mix of learning and teaching modes to be followed for each module – including the extent of face-to-face, online or hybrid approaches – depending on the desired module outcomes. This approach allows for flexibility to accommodate the different circumstances of our various academic environments.
Whatever the final decision about a specific module, all learning material will have to be available on SUNLearn. Engagement with students could happen online (self-study or live) or face-to-face. Start by looking at the outcomes, assessment and learning opportunities of your module and how it should be adapted for the ARTLA environment. It is important to design for the active involvement of students and to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. Keep it simple, especially if you are new to the online T&L&A environment.
During 2020, a range of resources were collated to guide lecturers and students through the adaptation to remote online teaching. A SUNLearn module on “Lecturer Support for Online Teaching”
was developed to assist you step-by-step with the move from face-to-face to remote online teaching. You can listen to the recordings of previously presented webinars on T&L&A available on the
SUNLearn Lecturer Support for Online Teaching site.In an attempt to support SU lecturers with their teaching function, the
Assessment (DeLTA) process was conceptualised and a resource compiled. The title of the process is the acronym (DeLTA) but Delta is also the mathematical symbol for change and is represented by ∆. The purpose of the process can thus be summarised as a guide towards achieving change in T&L@SU. The DeLTA process, adapted for the remote online teaching environment, is available
During the webinars on online assessment
examples of innovative assessment approaches and methods were showcased during the presentations. These examples are available in the
Lecturer Support for Teaching Online SUNLearn module. You are welcome to contact the lecturer mentioned in each case study if you would like to discuss their example in more detail. Click here to access the examples.
You can make
contact with the
CTL advisor in your faculty for any T&L&A support needed. You can also contact us on 021 808 3717 or at firstname.lastname@example.org - we will either answer your question or direct you to the appropriate person or resource.
Take care and be safe!