A key aspect of Stellenbosch University's vision is to give greater access to prospective students – especially those who want to combine a professional career with further study to maximise their potential. Technology-enhanced alternative access routes to the University were set in place to support students to become part of a critical mass of intellectuals. Telematic Services enhances the virtual mobility of geographically dispersed students to broaden their participation in the postgraduate academic programmes of Stellenbosch University. The augmentation of the students' virtual mobility blurs the customary divide between face-to-face and off-campus educational opportunities, while the barriers often set by location and time are reduced. As such, an investment is being made to ensure that all students, irrespective of their locality, are given the experience of a rich, interactive and supportive study environment.
Telematic education as an interactive learning system strives to transform the conventional higher education situation into a world-class ICT-supported learning environment. This flexible learning approach relies on a unique technology platform. Numerous postgraduate and short courses at Stellenbosch already utilise this integrated platform with great success to create virtual learning spaces as part of a blended learning approach.
Staff members are appointed to assist students with services such as application and registration procedures, supplying directions to the nearest learning centre, issuing student cards, the dissemination of learning resources, setting up examination centres and appointing invigilators, and making the exam results available electronically. These services are aimed at supporting students to complete their academic programmes successfully.
Provision is also made for training opportunities for lecturers to assist them to provide high-quality technology-enhanced learning experiences for their students.
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