E-Teaching

The e-learning in the University is at three levels. These are:
• Supportive e-learning
• Blended e-learning
• Full e-learning

The application of the supportive e-learning is obligatory for all the Uni- versity courses with no exception. The blended and full e-learning are applied to the courses selected by the department and approved by the faculty. The university represented by its administration or the deanship has the right to decide the shape and size of the application of the blended and full e-learning.

First: The Supportive e-Learning
In the learning management system, the course should include the follow- ing elements as a minimum:
1. Course syllabus that includes course description, objectives, distribu- tion, activities and assessment. - Instructor›s personal information - Activating the course announcements - Activating the discussion board.
2. Course materials, namely; references, slides, documents, recordings, or any other materials that support learning.
3. 15% of the total marks of the course is allocated for e-learning activities.
4. The course site in the learning management system is a center for inter- action and activities, and using the course site and tools for announce- ments, assignments, grades and whatever can be done through the site is obligatory.
5. This pattern of e-learning is to be applied to all the university courses ex- cept the blended and full courses.

Second: Blended e-Learning
1. The selection of a course as a blended course is approved by the head of the department and the dean, or coordinated by the university or the deanship.
2. The instructor fills the form of teaching a blended course and gets it ap- proved by the head of the department and the dean. This is to be taken into consideration while preparing the schedule in coordination with the deanship of admissions and registration.
3. The instructor should have enough technical and teaching experience in dealing with a blended course. The faculty is responsible for verifying it and it can consult the deanship in this regard.
4. The e-sessions are scheduled by agreement between the instructor and his students provided that this does not violate the rules for e-attendance.
5. The proportion allocated to the e-learning from the actual teaching hours is decided in advance at three levels: 25%, 50%, 75%, and the proportion approved in the application form of the blended course should be adhered to.
6. 25% of total marks of the course is allocated to the e-learning activities.
7. The instructor should add e-learning activities to the course once a week as a minimum to make the students access the course page for partici- pating and responding.
8. All the rules applied to supportive e-learning are automatically applied to blended e-learning except if it contradicts with one of the rules for blended e-learning.

Third: Full e-Learning Courses
1. The full e-learning courses should be approved by the chairman of the department and the dean of the college or by the coordina- tion of the university or the e-learning deanship.
2. The instructor of the full e-learning course has to fill out the form of such courses and submit it to the Head of the Department. If approved, it is submitted to the Dean for approval. This has to be linked with the teaching schedule in coordination with the Dean- ship of the Admission and Registration.
3. The instructor of the full e-learning course must have the ade- quate teaching expertise to deal with such courses, the college is responsible to make sure of such expertise, and it can consult the e-learning deanship.
4. A synchronous meeting between the instructor and the students is held in which the course plan is explained and how it would be implemented.
5. The first two weeks of the beginning of the semester are allocated to check the basic required skills of the students to deal with such courses like the proper use of the different tools of the course and how to communicate with the instructor and other classmates.
6. 40% of the total marks of the course is given to the e-learning activities.
7. Not less than 25% of e-learning course should be taught by el- luminative.
8. Not less than 50% should be taught through e-learning activities.
9. The full e-learning course can not be cancelled after the students register it. The college is responsible to find a substitute instructor in case of the usual instructor can not finish his duties.
10.The instructor has to provide the students with two e-learning activities weekly to be done within limited period to oblige them to log in, reply and participate.
11. Whatever is applicable to the supportive e-learning courses is automati- cally applied to the full e-learning courses, if it does not contradict with other course of this type.