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Comparison of different modes of teaching

  • On Campus, Virtual Campus, Block Mode & Island Campus

     

    On Campus

    Virtual Campus

    Block Mode

    Island Campus

    Teaching

    Face to face with teacher, spread over the semester

     

    Face to face with teacher, spread over semester

     

    Face to face with teacher, one semester's classes in one or two weeks

    Face to face with teacher, spread over semester

    Teachers

    Best teachers available in Male'.

    Usually specialist for each subject

     

    Best teachers available in Male'.

    Usually specialist for each subject, Same teachers as on campus students

    Best teachers available in Male', but one or two teachers teach all areas.

    Not specialists

     

    Only teachers available locally.

    One teacher teach many subjects, Not Specialists

     

    Tutorials

    Regular weekly tutorials for each subject

     

    Regular weekly tutorials for each subject, same as on campus

     

    Condensed tutorials during block, some online chat/email support

    Same teachers give tutorial support

     

    Library and material

    Library materials available on campus, access to internet sources, accessed during work times

     

    Same materials as on campus available through portal accessed 24hr, 7 days a week. access to internet sources

    Access to limited materials by way of handouts only

     

    Access to limited materials by way of handouts only, accessed during work hours

     

    Group work

    Group work with teachers and among students

     

    Group work with teachers and among students in different locations.

     

    Limited group work during block time only. Limited student interaction

    Group work with teachers and among students

     

    Costs

    Fees + Cost of living in Male'

     

    Fees only.

    No travel costs for classes or exams.

     

    Fees + travel to Male' and living costs + Exam travel

    Fees only

     

    Study Environment

    Living and study space cramped in Male'. Stressful living.

     

    Living and study space not cramped.

     

    Living and study space not cramped. But difficulties and stress during block travel

     

    Living and study space not cramped.

     

    Access to teachers

    Easy access; 3 times a week

     

    Easy access; 3 times a week

     

    Access generally limited to block periods only

     

    Easy access

     

    Working while studying

    Possible only for those who work in Male'

    Can study and work at the same time.

    Leave from work required to attend blocks

    No difficulties

     

    MQA Approval

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

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