DWU to showcase electronic displays on Open Day

Course departments within Divine Word University’s Madang campus will showcase electronic displays for this year’s Open Day.

The DWU Open Day will take place on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the St John Paul II Community Hall.

It is an annual event in which students within each department get to showcase what they learn in class with the purpose of marketing the university to prospecting students, sponsors, parents and other interested stakeholders.

The theme for this year is ‘Advancing quality collaborative e-learning accessible to all,’ and departments would capture it in their displays.

Faculty of Business and Informatics will showcase their displays through an e-institution called the E-Institution of Business and Informatics.

Martin Daniel, Information Systems and Mathematics & Computing Science lecturer and developer of the e-institution said the idea resulted from the need to align the faculty display in accordance with the faculty theme ‘Advancing quality collaborative e-learning accessible to all in business, mathematics, technology and tourism’ which was derived from the University theme.

“We want to model something that could be used by academic institutions to provide quality collaborative learning accessible to all, including those unable to make it to a physical institution given limited spacing,” said Daniel.

The e-institution consists of a network with a learning management system which will host course content from all departments of the faculty including Mathematics and Computing, Business Studies, Information Systems and Tourism and Hospitality Management located from an e-learning center which will manage course content and assist all departments in providing courses online accessible to all.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) which includes three departments, Communication Arts, Social and Religious Studies and PNG Studies and International Relations will showcase what they learn through short videos. Communication Arts Department will showcase a Live Streaming of the FASS display booth.

While majority will display electronically, it is expected to complement the traditional booth displays where students share information from a stall or booth to visitors.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) will use booth displays. They are expected to be providing free medical checks such as for vision, blood pressure and malaria. .

Winning faculties with the best display will be awarded K10,000, K8,000, K5,000 and K3,000 respectively during the award ceremony later in the evening.

Over 20 external partners are also expected to display along with the DWU departments.

Meanwhile, Communication Arts Department celebrated Media Freedom Day (MFD) today, May 5, on campus in which TV Wan Journalist Meredith Kuusa gave the keynote speech. 

Annette Kora