About The Programme
Teachers, instructors, and faculty are facing unprecedented change, with often larger classes, more diverse students, demands for the development of students who are workforce ready, and above all, we are all having to cope with ever changing technology. To handle change of this nature, teachers and instructors need a basic understanding of new educational technology and its current applications in their teaching.
This FDP provides many practical examples on how to teach ONLINE. It addresses the following questions:
- does the nature of new educational technology and its application result in different approaches to teaching?
- how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online?
- what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment?
- what methods of teaching are most effective for online classes?
- how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject?
- what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?
In the end, though, the FDP isn’t really about teachers and instructors, although you are the target group. It’s about you helping your students to develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much digital skills, but the thinking and knowledge that will bring them success. For that to happen, though, your students need you to be on top of your game. This FDP is your coach.
This FDP will help you to:
examine the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology.
develop a framework and a set of guidelines for making decisions about your teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every teacher and instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.
Structural Changes in Education and Skills Needed in a Digital Age-
Online Learning and Teaching Methods and Models
Understanding Technology and Using Media in Education
Quality Teaching and Quality Assessment
Who Should Participate?
The audience we are reaching out for are primarily college and university teachers desirous of improving their teaching and also many schoolteachers, particularly in secondary or high schools anxious to ensure quality online teaching. In particular the FDP is aimed at teachers and instructors anxious to make the best use of technology for teaching.
We draw many of our examples from post-secondary education, but many of the principles will also apply to teachers in the school, although we are well aware that schools have far fewer resources and less technology support than colleges or universities.
Lastly, although technology is a core focus of this FDP, we are not advocating ripping up the current human-based educational system and replacing it with a highly computerised model of teaching. We believe that although there is a great need for substantial reform, there are many enduring qualities of a well-funded and publicly supported education system based on well trained and highly qualified teachers that will be hard if not impossible to replace by technology. The focus here is in making technology work for both learners and teachers.
A blend of mini lectures; presentations and role plays; exercises; and activities
10 hours delivered in five days
Certification of Participation
A certificate of successful participation by IMT CDL will be issued to each participant at the conclusion of the program.