Initiating Technology-Enhanced Learning at a Public-Sector Institution in a Developing Country
This paper describes the experience of the author in setting up a project for lecture delivery using electronic academic content with the aim of initiating technology-enhanced learning activities in a public-sector institution of higher learning in Pakistan. The project was aimed at undergraduate engineering students, and the author was the instructor of an engineering course. The paper will explain the background which influenced the scope of the project, and list out the objectives set for the project. The setup used for lecture delivery will be described, and the advantages and limitations of the approach will be highlighted. The paper will also present and categorize different problems faced during the project and highlight their impact on the project. Finally, the plans and work-in-progress to continue and enhance the scope of the project in the future will be presented.
KeywordsData Projector Learning Management System Classroom Experience Interaction Protocol Inexpensive Technology
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