About This Course
The overall aim of this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is to strengthen the support for teachers to deliver distance education and use information and communications technology (ICT) in education during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The course will introduce teachers to basic digital skills, remote learning methods, and pedagogical use of ICT for teaching to ensure the continuation of learning and equip them with the skills and resources to deliver alternate and appropriate forms of remote learning using no-, low-, and high- tech digital tools. The course is built on three basic assumptions: 1) The quality of instruction plays a pivotal role in bolstering student learning outcomes; 2) Teacher capacity development programmes contribute to the improvement in quality of instruction, particularly when using and creating Open Education Resources (OERs) for teaching and learning; and 3) Investing in teacher professional development programmes in online and distance learning improves the quality of instruction, student learning outcomes, and access to education and opens multiple pathways of learning. Each module. The course will be delivered by renowned experts in distance and online learning and is comprised of two one-week modules and one two-week module. Each module consists of presentations, lecture notes, reading lists, and related resources (such as videos, bibliography, reports, and study cases, among others). You can download or view the course brochure here.
Meet the Course Instructors
Andrew Moore is a senior manager at Neil Butcher and Associates (NBA), an educational technology consultancy firm based in Johannesburg South Africa, and has over 14 years' experience of teaching secondary education in Cape Town (Westerford High), Durban (Kearnsey College), and Johannesburg (St Stithian's College) where he was appointed Director of IT (Academic). He holds a Masters of Education degree from the University of Pretoria and has worked as an author, materials developer, instructional designer, web interface designer, and educational technology trainer. He is currently a project manager supporting projects that harness OER and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT) engaging Ministries of Education and educators around the developing world, including West, East and Southern Africa, India, the Philippines, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.
Jonah Mungoshi is an international award-winning facilitator for in-person, online, and radio-based training with almost 20 years’ of diverse experience, including over 10 years in radio broadcasting presenting educational programmes. He is one of only 10 British Council validated master trainers in Africa for the flagship Connecting Classrooms programme, which empowers teachers and school leaders through mastery of 21st century skills and has designed and facilitated face-to-face and online interventions for the British Council, UNDP, UNESCO, USAID, WFP, UNICEF, and UNHCR, among others. He has also been involved in piloting innovative online educational programmes, including Teaching Enterprise Skills in theUK, Core Skills for TVET College Lecturers in– South Africa, and Progression in Core Skills for Curriculum Developers in Kenya.
Lovemore Ndlovu is a leading teacher professional development specialist with almost 30 years of experience, including 14 years as an assessment manager and as a lecturer and consultant working across different stakeholders, ranging from education ministries to bilateral and multilateral organizations. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has extensive experience in design and implementation of education programmes in the area of teacher professional development, distance learning, curriculum, and assessment. He is also a researcher, author, and learning materials developer.