Melinda dP. Bandalaria (Ph.D) from the University of Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on how ICT provides high levels of flexibility for learning. She also looks at collaboration, synchronous vs asynchronous learning, improved access to learning materials via OERs and MOOCs. She calls for teachers to use a 'Flipped Classroom'.
Teachers can make appropriate ICT choices to support specific teaching and learning methodologies.
A unit of study for learners to consolidate their PowerPoint skills and provide them with opportunities to learn how to insert graphic elements into their presentations. The objective is to learn how to integrate graphic elements into their presentations.
This is a unit of study whose competency is to Incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support student acquisition of school subject matter knowledge and use presentation software and digital resources to support instruction and problem solving in the classroom.
This course is designed to provide teachers with the skills and competencies needed to both incorporate information and communications technology (ICT) in their teaching as well as to use it for their professional development.
The course covers a wide range of thematic areas, from basic computer use and maintenance (including hardware, software, applications and troubleshooting) through to internet, email, and social media in the educational context. Through the course, teachers will develop the skills to understand, evaluate and operationalize ICT within the context of related national educational policies, integrate ICT in education from a pedagogical perspective, manage learners’ project-based learning (PBL) activities in a technology-enhanced environment and even integrate ICT into the curriculum.
In this unit, we will demonstrate how technology can contribute to teaching, learning, administration and professional development. Simple strategies to use ICT to support traditional teaching strategies will be introduced.
This course has been developed to support the training of teachers to integrate ICT into their teaching practices. The materials, guides and activities are strongly aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).
While the course embraces the role ICT can bring to the classroom it is also not held prisoner by the need for high end or sophisticated technology platforms. The course can be deployed in areas of limited or no connectivity via CD ROM or memory stick as most of the resources have been previously downloaded and collected. There are also web and paper based versions of the lessons and guides.
This course uses materials that are Open Education Resources (OER) or free to use for educational purposes, allowing the use and distribution, and in some instances the repurposing of the materials, at no additional cost. (See the Open License tab for more information).
But most importantly we hope the lessons are fun and engaging enough to introduce new possibilities and refresh the participant's passion for teaching and learning.
The aim of this unit is that upon completion, the teachers will be able to incorporate the use of ICT into learning and teaching processes so as to support acquisition of learning area content and skills.
By the end of this unit teachers should be able to:
Technology Literacy 3- (a) List how prescriptive teaching and ICTs can be used to support students' acquisition of subject-related knowledge.
Technology literacy 3- (b) Include appropriate ICT activities in lesson plans to support students' acquisition of subject-related knowledge.
بحلول نهاية هذه الوحدة ، يجب أن يكون المعلمون قادرين على:
محو الأمية التكنولوجية 3- (أ) ضع قائمة بكيفية استخدام التدريس التوجيهي وتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات لدعم اكتساب الطلاب للمعرفة المتعلقة بالموضوع.
محو الأمية التكنولوجية 3- (ب) تضمين أنشطة تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات المناسبة في خطط الدروس لدعم اكتساب الطلاب للمعرفة المتعلقة بالموضوع.
A unit of study whose competency is understanding two methodologies of teaching, Constructivism and Didacticism. Investigate how ICT supports these methodologies. The objectives are for learners to use multiple methods in their teaching and understand how ICT can be employed to support each methodology.
The unit offers an introduction to interactive teaching with and without ICT. It introduces the idea of “plan-teach-reflect”, as well as lesson planning to include interactive activity. The unit covers the following aspects:
- What is interactive teaching?
- ICTs in interactive teaching.
- Effective use of ICTs, including basic use of netbooks, browser, and images / slideshows (also in OpenOffice Impress).
The aims of Unit 1 are to
- understand principles of interactive teaching - with and without ICT,
- see illustrations and discuss issues involved in implementing it,
- think about changing one’s own practice, and
- develop ways of working with colleagues to reflect on practice, share ideas and trial new strategies.
KICTCFT: The teacher can use ICT to support traditional methods of teaching and learning in the classroom. Specific Objectives: By the end of the unit you should be able to: 1] Identify ICT tools suitable for didactic teaching and learning, 2] Describe how didactic teaching and learning and ICT can be used to support student's acquisition of school subject matter knowledge, and 3] Incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support student's acquisition of school subject matter knowledge
Welcome to this unit on ICT to support collaboration and communication. In this unit we will look at how we can enhance collaboration and communication in classroom teaching using various ICT tools. What tools do we usually use to communicate? Can we use the same tools to communicate in the classroom? Let us find out.
The aim of this unit is that upon completion, teachers will be able to understand presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint and be able to create a presentation using this tool.
The aim of this unit is that upon completion, teachers will be able to explain basic ICT concepts, use and demonstrate the use of Microsoft Word.
This unit of study provides an overview of how ICT can support the learning process. The objective is undertstanding and implementation of a set of strategies in order to exploit ICT to enhance the learning process. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory is used here to provide an opportunity for both teacher and students to use different tools to present and demonstrate content and learning in a Didactic manner.
The Zimbabwe ICT Essentials for Teachers Course is avaiable as an App for Android phones and tablets. The original course has been reformated to fit on screens of different sizes! The full course is available.