Faculty Projects - FSTE Learning & Teaching
Mobile learning is any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.
These technologies make a user mobile examples are Mobile phones, notebooks, laptops, PDAs etc. Limitations of learning as in everywhere are overcome by using m-learning as it provides mobility through the use of portable mobile devices.
M-Learning allows assessments and learning to be done via mobile devices virtually everywhere. There is a transition from traditional face to face learning; e-learning and finally it evolved to m-learning. here for More
Online Mathematics Diagnostic Tool (OMDT) is an online numeracy support tool. The OMDT consists of an intelligent test which detects students needs in any area of mathematics. If the need arises then the OMDT provides the appropriate remedial. Click here for More
It has been widely accepted that universities have to channel more resources in the recruitment of new students compared to retention of the existing ones. Therefore, it comes without any surprise to find that numerous nurture and nourishing efforts, strategies, and interventions have been introduced to address the retention rates of the first year students. Click here for More
Early Warning System is a time-management tool which enables students to self monitor their progress and participation in courses. The timely alerts, progression bars and reports caution students and enable them to take corrective measures so that they get back on track. Click here for More
ACTS is a two-week programme starting one and a half weeks before the Orientation Week and overlapping with the Orientation Week to prepare first year scholarship students of USP to address the demands of university studies such as critical thinking; seminar presentations; developing argument in writing; note-taking in lectures, and, using electronic resources, the USP Learning Management System and ICT tools (including smartphones & tablets). Click here for More
eMentoring is real time online mentoring led by peer mentors on different courses. The e-Mentoring service is currently available for Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, Lautoka, Labasa and Laucala Campuses. Other campuses can join the session provided they have reliable internet connection. Click here for More
There are two Study Buddy Schemes at FSTE which students can benefit from. These are the Peer Assisted Study Session and Peer Mentoring. Click here for More
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE),a leader in higher education,is offering the Refresher and Induction Programme to facilitate a smooth transition of FSTE's new students into degree programmes. This programme has interesting modules that are designed and developed by highly qualified staff and tailored for FSTE students. Click here for More
After liaison with Ministry of Education, 13 secondary schools were identified as severely affected by cyclone Winston and in dire need of assistance. FSTE partnered with Asco Motors and Campus life and planned 2 trips to visit these schools to conduct mobile labs and study clinics in Math’s, computing, physics, chemistry and biology for forms 6 and 7 students. The aim of this trip was to facilitate crucial labs and study clinics to help schools catch up with the syllabus coverage. The team facilitated experiments in a wide range of topics including cell biology, photosynthesis, pendulum motion, and conservation laws, and one activity involved locating the epicentre of an earthquake using seismic data.click here for more