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Change Leadership for Technology Integration
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This course proceeds or should be done concurrently with the “Planning for Technology Integration” course during which the initial planning for e-learning  and technology in the school is completed. During this course we strategise around several key elements of change leadership, such as capacity building and the cultures of learning and evaluation, which will help to sustain the change and continue growing a sense of ownership of the e-learning vision. The course also addresses ongoing implementation issues regarding support and maintenance and facing challenges adaptively.

Why Change Leadership?
When new and innovative approaches are adopted in a school e-learning plan, new technologies may be identified as resources. Both represent change/transformation in the school. Implementing a School Technology Plan requires management of processes as well as people and technology. If process and technology are changing in a school, stakeholders (the people concerned) need to feel ownership of the direction of change if educational transformation is to succeed. Therefore, being a technology leader in the school requires an understanding of the process of change leadership, because ultimately it's all about the people, especially the teachers and learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/13/2017
Collaborative Learning
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Primo G. Garcia from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on Collaborative Leaning: Cooperative, Problem-based and Project-based learning.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Primo G. Garcia
Date Added:
06/08/2017
Designing Interactive Lesson Plans
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In this session you will learn about:
- using lesson templates as a tool when planning interactive lessons;
- designing interactive lesson plans to include a range of interactive techniques;
- planning to use effective questions by referring to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Success criteria.
To meet the learning intentions you will:
- watch a sequence of videos and map them on to an interactive lesson plan;
- plan an interactive lesson using a lesson template;
- complete a range of activities to become familiar with Bloom's hierarchy of question types.

Subject:
Education
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Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Date Added:
03/06/2017
Designing Learning
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The purpose of this course is to inspire you to explore the possibilities of teaching in innovative, educationally sound ways. It is a foundational course which can provide an impetus for a more detailed exploration of various aspects of innovative teaching and learning, both in terms of your own practice (as a stand-alone), but also specifically as a basis for the other courses. You will critically evaluate some current innovative approaches which are broadly constructivist in approach. By becoming familiar with some key concepts and some principles of instructional design, you will understand the need to adopt and foster a constructivist approach. You will be introduced to the habit of reflecting on your own practice, and also to discussion and collaboration within the group studying the module, thereby setting up those skills for future modules.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/10/2017
Digital Learning Resources and Open Educational Resources
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Primo G. Garcia from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on Digital Learning Resources and Open Educational Resources (OER) and covers Resourced-based learning and the role that digital and open resources can play in setting up student centred, activity based lessons.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Primo G. Garcia
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Education in a Digital Society
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Today’s learners can use a variety of technologies to access knowledge resources and interact globally with people. These interactions create a digital society that affords learners opportunities for education, entertainment and social interaction. Most of today’s children are comfortable using technology, but may not use it efficiently, effectively or appropriately. Teachers can create learning experiences that foster specific digital literacy skills. They can also help learners understand their roles and responsibilities as responsible digital citizens who can participate in the knowledge economy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/10/2017
Enquiry-based Learning and Project Work
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The unit introduces how to work in an “enquiry-based” way, for instance learning through project work and in-depth, open-ended investigations. We explore a way of teaching and learning that encourages students to take the initiative to pose questions and explore their curiosity about the world around them, through a process of enquiry.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Date Added:
03/06/2017
Evaluating Resources
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Prof. Linglingay McDermott of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on how to evaluate resources found on the web using Bate's SECTIONS model (2003): Students, Ease of Use, Cost, Teaching & Learning, Interactivity, Organizational Issues, Networking and Security and Privacy.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Prof. Linglingay McDermott
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Facilitating Project-Based Learning
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A unit of study for teachers to consider some of the challenges raised by adopting a PBL approach, and how these can be overcome.
The objective is to look at ways of dealing with the challenges and fears of PBL projects.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Guyana Ministry of Education
Author:
National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD)
Date Added:
11/11/2016
Flexibility
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Melinda dP. Bandalaria (Ph.D) from the University of Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on how ICT provides high levels of flexibility for learning. She also looks at collaboration, synchronous vs asynchronous learning, improved access to learning materials via OERs and MOOCs. She calls for teachers to use a 'Flipped Classroom'.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Melinda dP. Bandalaria
Date Added:
06/08/2017
Group Work
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This unit introduces group work, how to agree on ground rules, and what sort of resources support group work (such as “talking points” and digital resources). In detail, the unit covers
- exploratory talk,
- same task group work,
- different tasks group work,
- group composition and formation,
- ground rules for group work,
- carousel of activities for group work,
- mixed pace group work and differentiation, and
- talking points activity for promoting group interaction.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Date Added:
03/06/2017
ICT Essentials for Teachers Curriculum Guide
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This is a manual that shows the curriculum coverage of the Rwanda ICT Essentials for Teachers Course. It provides the course structure, the specific competencies, and provides a suggested facilitation process

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ministry of Education (Rwanda)
Author:
Rwanda Education Board
Date Added:
11/30/2016
ICT Tools for Collaboration and Online Teaching
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Ms. Lilian S. Reventar from ADEC Knowledge Management lectures on 'ICT Tools for Collaboration and Online Teaching', and covers a number of tools that can be used to encourage collaboration in your lessons such as learning management systems, massive open online courses, social networking platforms, and web based collaboration productivity tools.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Lilian S. Reventar
Date Added:
06/09/2017
ICT Tools to support Project Based Learning
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Teachers should plan and be aware of the practicality of designing Project Based Learning opportunities. So on completion of this unit you should be to identify and describe ICT tools that support Project Based Learning and describe how to structure real-world problems into a project design.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Anne Njagi
Makoba Kizito
Date Added:
10/11/2016
ICT in Education Course
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This course has been developed to support the training of teachers to integrate ICT into their teaching practices. The materials, guides and activities are strongly aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).
While the course embraces the role ICT can bring to the classroom it is also not held prisoner by the need for high end or sophisticated technology platforms. The course can be deployed in areas of limited or no connectivity via CD ROM or memory stick as most of the resources have been previously downloaded and collected. There are also web and paper based versions of the lessons and guides.
This course uses materials that are Open Education Resources (OER) or free to use for educational purposes, allowing the use and distribution, and in some instances the repurposing of the materials, at no additional cost. (See the Open License tab for more information).
But most importantly we hope the lessons are fun and engaging enough to introduce new possibilities and refresh the participant's passion for teaching and learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Commonwealth Secretariat
Ministry of Education (Guyana)
Author:
National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD)
Date Added:
10/11/2016
ICT to Support Collaboration and Communication
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The teacher should use ICT tools to enhance collaboration and communication in the classroom to support pedagogy. On completion of this unit you should be able to identify collaborative activities to incorporate immediately into classroom practice, identify collaborative and communication tools and platforms, discuss the characteristics of collaborative learning and effective communication and design unit plans and classroom activities to enhance collaborative learning and effective communication.

Welcome to this unit on ICT to support collaboration and communication. In this unit we will look at how we can enhance collaboration and communication in classroom teaching using various ICT tools. What tools do we usually use to communicate? Can we use the same tools to communicate in the classroom? Let us find out.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
David Kanyoro
Ms Eunice Gachoka
Ms Purity Kibui
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Implement Project-Based Learning
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A unit of study where teachers will help learners complete a tutorial, brainstorm a list of possible project ideas for a PBL project that includes gathering, processing and presenting information.
The purpose of this practical is to provide participants with clear directions so that they can design such a project.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Guyana Ministry of Education
Author:
National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD)
Date Added:
11/11/2016
Innovative Approaches to Learning with Technology
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Teachers require the competencies and knowledge to implement learner-centred classrooms that integrate technology and foster innovative teaching and learning practices. This course builds on the foundations of knowledge of learning theories and basic technology-enhanced teaching to focus on more innovative classroom activities. This course also focuses on learner engagement, developing 21st Century skills and engaging learners in knowledge-building tasks.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/10/2017
Introduction to Project Based Learning
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A unit of study to introduce in-service teachers to Constructivist teaching methods. Teachers will look at a particular manifestation of the theory, Constructionism, or more specifically, Project-based Learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Guyana Ministry of Education
Date Added:
11/11/2016
Kenyan ICT CFT Course
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The KICTCFT course is an intermediate level ICT integration course. It builds on what teachers already know and encourages them to apply their knowledge and skills in the classroom. It is at the Knowledge Deepening level and will require teachers to do rather than just know. It focuses on a number of ICT competencies drawn from the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ministry of Education Science and Technology (Kenya)
Author:
KICD
MoEST
TSC
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Netizens and the Netiquette
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Prof. Melinda dP. Bandalaria from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on 'Netizens and Netiquette'. She covers what is approapriate behaviour when interacting with others online.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Prof. Melinda dP. Bandalaria
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Outils TIC pour soutenir l'apprentissage par compétences
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Objectifs spécifiques
A l'issue de cette unité, vous devriez être capable de :
1. Identifier et décrire les outils TIC qui soutiennent l'apprentissage  par compétences
2. Décrire comment structurer les problèmes du monde réel dans une conception par compétence

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
Author:
Université de Lomé
Date Added:
02/10/2017
Planning Learning Through Projects
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In earlier courses you learned about the key educational principles behind innovative approaches to learning and how digital literacy prepares students for a digital society. One way of bringing this approach to life in the classroom is through project-based approaches to learning. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the key components of a structured project and we will use the WebQuest as an example. The course is practical, exploring and analysing existing projects, and inviting participants to develop their own project using a 4-part structure. A planning template provides a “place” where the various ideas and aspects involved in a project design can be systematically collected. Where relevant, the concepts underlying the various aspects of a project are referenced and briefly explored.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/13/2017
Planning for Technology Integration
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This course simulates a process (stretching over two courses) which school leaders could follow while planning/reviewing and preparing for technology-enhanced learning in their schools. Previous courses in this CCTI programme have shown us how technology-based resources result in an ever-changing landscape which requires stakeholders to develop a clear vision and for leaders to facilitate the capacity-building of these stakeholders to respond collectively to that vision.

Planning is a cyclic process, as shown in the image below. We will follow one cycle during the process of the two courses in this series.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/13/2017
Principles in the Use of ICT
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Prof. Brenda B. Corpuz from the Technological Institute of the Philippines introduces the principles in the use of ICT: Learning is active, collaborative, Integrative and experiential. ICT should be used as a means to the realization of learning outcomes and not as a fad.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Date Added:
06/08/2017
Professional Development with Technology
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Research demonstrates that teacher professional development is most effective when it is school-based and when teachers see it as directly relevant to teaching and learning. In the digital age, professional development activities have become de-centralised and individualised. At the same time they have become globalised and collaborative. In this course, you will select a focus for your own professional development and experience the variety of resources and tools available.

You will develop recommendations for leading professional development at your school. This course builds foundational knowledge and technology skills useful for participating in the CCTI programme and for planning a school-wide professional development strategy in Course 8: Planning for Technology Integration.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration
Author:
SchoolNet South Africa
Date Added:
02/10/2017
Project Based Learning
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The aim of this unit is that upon completion, teachers will be able to manage the learners' project-based (PBL) activities in a technology-enhanced environment to support collaboration.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Zimbabwe
Date Added:
12/07/2017
Project Based Learning
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How can you engage your learners in authentic learning that develops their 21st Century skills and that makes space for ICTs to be leveraged to maximum effect. There are many answers to these questions but one important answer is to be found in Project Based Learning (PBL).

This unit is part 1 of a 2 part series on PBL. In this unit, we will cover the basics of what PBL is, what its key components are and why it is such a powerful teaching methodology. In part 2, we will dig into some of the details of how to design a project for your class.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Project Based Learning Part 2
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This unit is Part 2 of a 2 part series on project-based learning (PBL). How can you engage your learners in authentic learning that develops their 21st Century skills and that makes space for ICTs to be leveraged to maximum effect. There are many answers to these questions but one important answer is to be found in Project Based Learning (PBL).

In this unit, we will dig into some of the details of how to design a project for your class.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (2011)
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UNESCO’s Framework emphasizes that it is not enough for teachers to have ICT competencies and be able to teach them to their students. Teachers need to be able to help the students become collaborative, problemsolving, creative learners through using ICT so they will be eff ective citizens and members of the workforce. The Framework therefore addresses all aspects of a teacher’s work:

Understanding ICT in Education
Curriculum and Assessment
Pedagogy
ICT
Organisation & Administration
Teacher Professional Learing

The Framework is arranged in three diff erent approaches to teaching (three successive stages of a teacher’s development). The first is Technology Literacy, enabling students to use ICT in order to learn more effi ciently. The second is Knowledge Deepening, enabling students to acquire in-depth knowledge of their school subjects and apply it to complex, real-world problems. The third is Knowledge Creation, enabling students, citizens and the workforce they become, to create the new knowledge required for more harmonious, fulfi lling and prosperous societies.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
UNESCO
Date Added:
01/01/2011
What is Learner Centric Education?
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This unit will encourage you to think of ways in which you can change your teaching style from being mostly teacher- centered (teacher talks and learners listen) to thinking of ways in which you plan your lessons and activities to involve your learners more actively in lessons.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Whole Class Dialogue and Effective Questioning
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The unit’s focus is whole class dialogue and effective questioning. It covers creating a supportive environment for dialogue, introducing cumulative talk – creating a story together, promoting and managing whole class discussion, types and examples of effective questions to ask in class, and how to engage students in activity at the blackboard.
At the end of this unit we consider how to communicate with other teachers at the school, with parents, head teachers, as well as officials who might seek to assess your new teaching practices. It also includes some material to support school leaders in providing a conducive learning environment for their staff.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Date Added:
03/06/2017