Digitizing courses represents an important part of the center’s work. The Center started implementing its plan to digitize operating courses that university students are enrolled in, so students can directly benefit from content converted to a digital format, without the need of an instructor’s assistant. The instructor’s role revolves around following up on and managing the educational process, receiving and answering students’ questions, and evaluating students through online assignments and tests. This represents a major change in the traditional educational process, as well as students’ increasing dependence on modern technologies in receiving information, and instructors’ transition from a direct role in simply delivering information to bigger and more crucial roles.
The Center has recently succeeded in digitizing a bundle of main courses and university shared requirement courses that a large number of students enroll in every semester. The course lectures were videoed using advanced technologies available at the Center, and uploaded online, while the course instructors check in with the students and follow up on their work regularly through the system.
The e-Learning Center has digitized the four shared and university required courses, and produced around 150 video lectures, in addition to the digitization of six English (introductory) courses and production of 48 lectures.
Scientific experiments from both Colleges of Science and Engineering were digitized and 101 digital scientific experiments were produced.