Strengthening Resilience through Remote Multimedia Training

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2022-09
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Allela, Melisa Achoko
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // School closures and limited in-person learning as efforts to curb the COVID 19 pandemic impacted the regular delivery of education across all levels. This prompted learning institutions worldwide to embrace varied online and/or distance learning tools to facilitate the continuation of teaching and learning. To keep the doors of learning open during this period of uncertainty, two of several MOOCs developed with support from COL included the Mobile Learning with Multimedia course and Advanced Mobile Learning with Multimedia course. These two MOOCs were created against a backdrop of an acknowledged need for the increased participation of educators in the Global South to contribute to the creation and availability of OER resources. The courses thus sought to contribute to the capacity building of educators who can author or adapt OER multimedia resources. Post-pandemic, it is anticipated that technology-mediated learning/teaching will become entrenched as part of regular learning. Thus, the need for proficiency in the digital skills required to develop and facilitate such instruction becomes even more critical. This paper collates data from the two courses to share findings that can inform future implementations of similar remote capacity building efforts as a strategy for strengthening resilience in both teacher training. // Paper ID 9037
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Mobile Learning, MOOCs, Teacher Professional Development
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Kenya
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Africa
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