Ad Fontes, our LMS Platform
The RTA developed and professionally manages a fit for purpose user friendly online learning management system platform, called Ad Fontes. On registration as a student, you will receive a personal email address, and password protected access to our IT platform. This will not only be your first line of communication at the Academy, but also provide a personal student portal offering a wide range of services such as access to relevant information, the calendar, announcements, appointments with lecturers, courses, virtual seminars, chatrooms, study guides and material, e-readers, submission of assignments, timetables, examinations tables, digital libraries and Policy documents (e.g. Appeals, Grievances, Code of Conduct, Fees, etc.). You will, as a matter of fact, always be connected to all the provisions and services of the Academy on your computer, tablet and smartphone.
Owning a laptop and computer literacy is mandatory for studying at the RTA. If you need assistance in the regard, please contact the Registrar.
STRATEGY & METHODS
RTA is at the forefront of deploying appropriate teaching strategies and methods to enhance excellence in the delivery of our teaching, student success and the quality of student experience. Our lecturing staff participate in an ongoing program designed to develop Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Higher Education. RTA has thus opted for a dynamic flexible teaching structure. We offer our students a combination of options that provide differentiated access to information and education: face to face, supported by our on-line platform. For each course our students receive a professionally designed, downloadable and comprehensive Study Guide. Our teaching strategy and methods are guided by the RTA Policy on Teaching and Learning. The Policy provides for annual teaching and learning evaluation, reviews and the input of students.
Assessment is part and parcel part of our teaching and learning strategies. We employ a range of assessment strategies and activities, both formative (continuous) and summative (final), to offer our students the best opportunity to demonstrate in meaningful ways that program outcomes have been achieved. Assessment criteria is carefully designed and implemented to serve the exit level outcomes of each programme. We adhere to the assessment principles of fairness, validity, inclusivity, transparency and reliability. We do not train our students to pass an examination. We educate to appreciate the outcomes.