The pandemic has accelerated the need for educators to provide online teaching. The Open University (UK) has a range of OER and platforms for activities that can help teachers to obtain the skills to move online. However, we lack understanding of how these courses and activities can be delivered in a supported way to help educators achieve meaningful learning outcomes. IDO, IET and TESSA are working with the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), on this project to devise and deliver courses for educators in the African context, about delivering online learning and teaching, using a range of OER and the innovative learning platforms and processes that IET have created. These include nQuire, Our Journey, Evidence Cafes, and Tricky Topics, alongside Badged Open Courses and online tutorial sessions. There will be distinct courses for two audiences, staff and lecturers at universities, and teacher educators. We will be running these courses from 13th July – 21st August 2020.
Programme 1: is for teacher educators helping develop new skills in teachers: ‘Making teacher education relevant for the 21st century' https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=5757
Programme 2: is for educators developing online courses in any subject area: ‘How to take your teaching online’ https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=5759