Source: King Khalid University - Media Center
The Deanship of E-Learning released a statistical report on the transformation to full online courses. Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, explained that his team tirelessly worked to improve the electronic educational process and raise its efficiency during the suspended period. He then provided information concerning training as follows:
- 20 training courses were delivered to more than 4,000 faculty members;
- 10 courses were delivered to more than 10,000 students;
- The new telegram channel witnessed the participation of 4,245 faculty members and 54,390 students.
Dean Al-Ahmari continued his report by mentioning statistics on courses over the past 4 weeks as follows:
- Interaction reached 92%;
- 150,000 online courses were delivered to 867,995 students (overlapped);
- 1,283,063 assessments were conducted;
- 6,283,876 activities were conducted;
- 4,328,504 portfolios were conducted;
- 46,840 virtual classes were delivered;
- 42 viva voces were conducted with another 30 scheduled over the next 2 weeks.
Dean Al-Ahmari also confirmed that both faculty and student performance in 29 colleges were monitored from the first day of the crisis, noting that 181 performance reports have been created for faculty and students. Additionally, approximately 10 special needs courses were developed. He noted that e-learning units within each college played an integral role, leading to periodic meetings. This, too, was supported by a robust social media presence.
In terms of technical support, more than 6,000 inquiries were responded to and closed. Dean Al-Ahmari noted that this included WhatsApp, phone support, remote desktop software, and a comprehensive FAQ section.
The Deanship of E-Learning is dedicated to meeting the strategic goals of the university and Vision 2030 by tailoring plans to the rapid development needs of the Kingdom. Some of the more notable and recent accomplishments are as follows:
- An agreement with Jeddah University;
- The organization of an online forum entitled "Opportunity Investment During the Coronavirus Crisis";
- Opening all KKUx courses to the public for free;
- Providing international scholarship students with iPads.