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Teachers play a leadership role in devising a technology strategy for their school to turn it into a learning organization.

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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.

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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
Creation of a learning environment
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This unit is the third in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. They identify a number of issues that need to be addressed when designing a learning environment that embraces 21st Century Skills. In this unit we will look how students can build an online learning environment to interact with both class members and potentially the community.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
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
Implement a learning environment
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This unit is the fourth in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. This unit is different from the others in this series as we encourage participants to implement the learning environment they have built up in the previous units. We want to know what happens!

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
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
Kenya ICT CFT Course: Managing ICT for Education
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KICTCFT: The principal and/or head teacher to plan and manage the school's ICT policy. Specific Objectives: On completion of this unit you will be able to: 1] Identify common challenges of ICT adoption at schools, 2] Develop a comprehensive ICT plan for the school, and 3] Set feasible measures to ensure sustainability of the school's ICT.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ministry of Education Science and Technology Kenya
Date Added:
04/16/2020
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
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
Test and Revise the Learning Environment
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This unit is the fifth in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. In this unit we will look how the learning environment might be improved and revised based on lessons learned during the implementation.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Zimbabwe ICT Essentials App on Google Play
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The Zimbabwe ICT Essentials for Teachers Course is avaiable as an App for Android phones and tablets. The original course has been reformated to fit on screens of different sizes! The full course is available.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Zimbabwe
Date Added:
02/15/2019