Book Review: Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET
At a time when skills development for livelihoods is a key priority for most governments, the potential of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to address many of the challenges facing individuals, communities and governments worldwide in their efforts towards achieving employment, decent work and sustainable development is being increasingly recognised. TVET is, accordingly, becoming a policy priority in many countries and regions around the world. However, it is clear for both governmental institutions and international organisations, that simply scaling up TVET provision in its current forms is not only unlikely to be feasible, it is also unlikely to be an adequate response to meet demand and that the nature and roles of TVET systems in contributing to more equitable and sustainable holistic development will require their continuous transformation and expansion. // The current book, Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET, edited by Colin Latchem under the auspices of COL and the UNESCO, is a collection of articles emphasising the role of ODL in relation to skilling, and identifying the ways in which information and communication technology–based (ICT-based) methodologies can contribute to such transformation and expansion.
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Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2017)This volume is prepared jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, the latter involving teams both from the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris and the ...
Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03)As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the “competitive vulnerabilities” of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only ...
Factors That Prevent TVET Teachers From Implementing Flexible And Blended Approaches In Their Teaching Kibata, Freda M (2013-11)The main aim of this study is to find out the barriers that prevent TVET lecturers from using flexible and blended skills in their teaching. The results should answer the hypothesis that TVET lecturers are not adapting to ...
Chege, Pauline N; Kiiru, Rose (2013-11)For many years on end, teaching and learning has been confined within the classroom walls. This has been the case due to the fact that the traditional curriculum design has been unresponsive and rigid .Usually, developed ...
Barasa, Louise M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-02-07)This study focuses on changes to the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at Koforidua Technical University (KTU) based in the Eastern Region, Ghana as a result its partnership with the ...