CILL comprises of a core team of highly motivated and qualified personnel that are classified in three categories.
The academics are responsible for driving the Centre forward in terms of teaching, research, innovation and consultancy. They mount online courses in their areas of expertise and also provide support to their peers from other faculties in the process of technology adoption for teaching and learning. They are active in the promotion of interdisciplinary research and they lead internally and externally funded research projects at the Centre.
The technical team is a key component of the Centre as they provide a wide range of support to academics of the Centre as well as those from the faculties in the design and development of online courses. They administer the eLearning platform of the University and provide intensive support to students to ensure a very good learning experience. They also provide key technical expertise and support to academics in their research and especially on international consultancy projects.
The administrative team support the key stakeholders (academics, technical and students) in the day-to-day running of the Centre.
The CILL team are active in the three logical units that constitute the centre. The centre has an eLearning Unit, a Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Unit and a Work-Based Learning Unit.
The eLearning unit has two sub-units, namely Curriculum Design, Research and Development and Learning Technology Support.
Curriculum Research, Design, Development and Delivery
The Curriculum Research, Design, Development and Delivery sub-unit will provide academic writing and pedagogical design support to University Academics and to other Subject Matter Experts throughout the development of the e-learning courseware. They will also lead the mounting and delivery of full-fledged online programmes of studies in collaboration with University Academics and external subject matter experts.
Learning Technology Support
The Learning Technology Support Unit have the responsibility of converting text-based courseware into the pedagogical model as illustrated in Figure 1 on the e-learning platform. They will also provide technical support to academics and students throughout the course to ensure a smooth online delivery. They will also be involved in the training and capacity-building activities for academics involved in online delivery via the e-learning platform.
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
The Lifelong Learning and Professional Development unit looks mainly at the commissioned programmes, executive development programs and short professional courses as well as the mounting of non-academic staff development courses.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) was a collaborative initiative between the University of Mauritius, the University of Bradford, the Department for Education & Skills, UK and the British Council, under the England-Africa Partnership project. However, it has been mainstreamed into the University activities in 2010. Its main aim is to enable full-time undergraduate students to gain experience in the real world of work and business environmentsin order to develop employability skills and inculcate a work ethics culture.