Building Resilience through Quality-Assured Online Courses: the COTE Programme

dc.contributor.author Ferreira-Meyers, Karen
dc.coverage.placeName Eswatini
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-11T05:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-11T05:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2022-09
dc.description.abstract PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience [POSTER] // The poster will give an overview of the quality-assurance steps undertaken in the design and development of a certificate programme entitled Online Teaching for Educators offered by the Institute of Distance Education of the University of Eswatini (Eswatini, Southern Africa). The focus is on capacity and resilience building as the Covid-19 pandemic made it clear that staff members in various education sectors were struggling to make the transition from face-to-face and blended learning to fully online learning. I will discuss the steps undertaken to continue developing teaching staff’s knowledge, skills and attitudes while facing adversity. A detailed list with possible advantages and disadvantages of those steps and actions will show that what has worked best is a combination of online activities (courses, webinars, meetings) together with small face-to-face interactions for some participants. The paper concludes by proposing a model for continued staff development (based in part on work done by Ceesay, 2021 and Mino, 2020). While the staff development activities discussed here are firmly rooted in a Swazi context, the lessons learned are useful to universities and other organisations beyond the borders of Eswatini, beyond the region too. // Paper ID 1624
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.56059/pcf10.1624
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/4138
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.subject Resilience
dc.subject Quality Assurance
dc.subject Teachers
dc.subject Capacity Building
dc.subject Professional Development
dc.subject Online Learning
dc.subject Distance Education
dc.title Building Resilience through Quality-Assured Online Courses: the COTE Programme
dc.type Other
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