Policy Brief: Leveraging MOOCs for Teacher Development in Low-Income Countries and Disadvantaged Regions
This policy brief looks at open digital distance learning and the potential of massive open online courses to deliver and support teacher development in low-income countries and disadvantaged regions. It addresses the particular barriers faced by teachers and their communities and proposes options to help overcome their challenges. Recommendations cover areas of local, national and global policy.
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Mays, Tony J; Ogange, Betty; Naidu, Som; Perris, Kirk (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-03-18)Following campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Ministries of Education around the world requested teachers to move their teaching online. This case study reflects on how the Commonwealth of Learning responded ...
Ogange, Betty; Muhammad, Junaid; Allela, Melisa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)To meet the growing demand for continuing professional development of practising teachers, the integrated in-service teacher training (INSET) programme aims at making permanent improvements on the quality of teaching and ...
Technology and Teacher Professional Development (TPD): the Process and Content of Microlearning in a School-Based Integrated In-Service Teacher Education (INSET) Project Junaid, Muhammad; Ogange, Betty; Allela, Melisa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)Continuing teacher professional development for all teachers across the entire school system poses a challenge in many contexts, especially in developing countries. Teachers from schools located in remote rural areas usually ...
Brainard, Prince Charles; Ogange, Betty; Junaid, Muhammad; Allela, Melisa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)The focus of this paper is on the role of an educator mentor in the conduct of a technology-enabled Community of Practice (CoP) in Junior Secondary schools (JSS) in Sierra Leone. The project is supported by the Commonwealth ...
Open and Distance eLearning in Asia: Country Initiatives and Institutional Cooperation for the Transformation of Higher Education in the Region Bandalaria, Melinda D P (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)This paper is an attempt to describe the situation of higher education in Asia including the challenges it faced as well as the open and distance elearning initiatives by different countries and universities. Data gathering ...