Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

E-Courses Production

- 2020/12/16

Producing e-courses has become a key demand to fulfill the inclusive quality of higher education. Therefore, Umm Al-Qura University seeks to activate the role of the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education in disseminating the e-learning culture and producing the largest amount of e-courses.

Consequently, the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education transforms the courses presented by the academic staff into e-courses as one of the modern learning patterns and then posts them on the internet, constantly following them up in order to update them.

E-Course Definition

It is a course designed by computing-based educational activities and materials. Its content is characterized with abundance in interactive multimedia components in the form of certified or non-certified software on the local network or the internet.  

E-Course Characteristics

  1. Easily modifying and changing the methodology used in the way suiting the students; that’s to say, some opt for the visual method, others go for the audible or readable material and practical method suits others
  2. Easily reaching a teacher at the swiftest possible time apart from the official learning time as the learner is enabled to send their inquiries and ideas to the teacher via email
  3. It comes in handy for the students whose working hours conflict with the teacher schedule, or when there is a pressing inquiry that can not be delayed
  4. Perfecting the subject matter as the learner can revise it more than once and in a variety of  ways
  5. Providing curricula all day and week gives an advantage to the students with various mood patterns; in other words, some students prefer morning time and others are active during evening time or the students who shoulder personal burdens and responsibilities
  6. Easily assessing the student by providing immediate assessment methods , and by giving the teacher various ways to classify the students in a light of a specific standard 
  7. Reducing the administrative burdens which consume a big time of each class , and receiving and correcting assignments using the E-Learning Management Program (Blackboard)