e-LEARNING & INNOVATION

The e-Learning Academy (eLA) is established with the specific mandate to drive and support the implementation of blended learning at Taylor’s Lakeside Campus. The name ‘academy’ reflects its core purpose as the unit which promotes ‘learning how to teach with technology’. eLA’s aims to assist our lecturers in integrating the use of technology into teaching and learning effectively, empowering students in their learning and preparing them with skills required for the 21st Century.

All these are achievable and driven by the following goals:
  • The use of technology will be integrated to curricular goals and consistent with learning outcomes
  • The extension of staff capabilities in the use of blended learning
  • The establishment of effective governance that drives and sustains  e-learning
  • The extension of the University’s quality assurance framework to support blended learning
  • The establishment of reliable infrastructure and timely support services
  • The provision of optimal learning spaces
At Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, the term ‘blended learning’ is adopted as a principal means of addressing the use of technology combined with the best features of face to face interaction to enhance its learning and teaching activities. Since its establishment in 2011, eLA has been aggressive in driving ambitious journey to re-define student learning for better academic outcomes. Various research supported e-Learning initiatives such TIMeS, ReWIND Lecture Capture, X-Space Collaborative Classroom and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) have been implemented to provide a unique learning experience for Taylor’s students.