Schedules of the University Teaching Activities
The organization of the teaching activities of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO is characterized by a permanent possibility of access multimedia materials for individual study comprised in each one of the disciplines of a Study Course. Actually, each discipline includes lectures delivered by the Professors authors of the contents; the video lectures produced in such a way as to supply the students with some of the classic features existing in traditional educational institutions (i.e., the lecture delivered by a professor) and, in addition, they are indexed and linked, in an hypertextual and multimedia way, to exam texts, more-in-depth study sheets, essays, articles, selections of Internet sites and selection of bibliographies linked to the issues treated in the lessons included into the course, exercises and, for the modules for which they have been developed, virtual laboratories.
All these contents represent the course training materials and are always available for the enrolled students who can access them at any time from a Pc as well as from mobile devices (tablets, smartphones).
In addition, during the course delivery periods, the student will be able to rely on a Professor and on a Tutor who will follow his learning processes on an individual basis as well as organizing class-based activities. The Professor/Tutor plans scheduled meetings and communicates them to the class through the Agenda tool; since the beginning of the academic year, for each module, a series of meetings are planned both face-to-face and at distance and more specifically:
- With the Forum, which is an asynchronic communication tool and which allows the students to exchange information in a completely autonomous way without any time and space constraints. In the forums, the students, jointly with their tutors, discuss about the teaching contents and support each others in understanding the contents. Each area of the Forum is assigned a title representing the issue under discussion. The areas are monitored by the Professor/Tutor acting as a moderator, who has the task of blocking or redirecting offensive or off-track messages and helping inexperienced students.
- Through synchronic tutoring meetings, which take place through UNINETTUNO Interactive Classrooms in which the Professor/Tutor interacts live in audio/video connection with the students as well as through the 3D Virtual Classrooms on UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge on Second Life, in which students and teachers interact in multi-audio-conferencing and through their avatars in UNINETTUNO devoted spaces (allowing for showing slides and films and using shared browsers);
- Face-to-face through in-campus meetings at the head office of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO or in UNINETTUNO Technological Poles located in the national and international territories; the schedule with the dates in which the Professors/Tutors of each modules are available to receive the students is fixed at the start of the Academic Year.