Regional Training on Learning and Course Management Systems for Best Classroom Technology Integration
About the Event
The “Learning and Course Management Systems (LMS) for Best Classroom Technology Integration” regional training utilises of the strengths of the internet as a teaching and learning environment, namely its “open, distributed, dynamic, globally accessible, filtered, interactive, and archival nature” (Caplan, n.d.). It is designed for TVET personnel, specifically teachers who share a commitment as educators to improve the quality of education by using digital technologies to produce teaching materials that correspond to current learning trends.
The main objective of this course is to equip participants with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to use learning management systems effectively for teaching and learning in the 21st century.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Apply pedagogical underpinnings and theories in designing digital content;
- Decide the nature of content and select the most appropriate ‘learning object’ to promote further knowledge creation;
- Identify the levels of ICT integration in the learning environment of institution in SEAMEO member countries represented in the course;
- Produce e-content that does not violate copyright issues by using royalty-free images, videos, audios etc., and selecting open-source, free software;
- Apply latest ICT tools and applications to develop learning contents for the LMS;
- Get familiar with the most popular LMS systems and explore their features/ functions;
- Identify and distinguish between the different types of learning content that can be hosted on an LMS and the tools that can be used to manage such contents;
- Identify user-friendly software and technology for developing learning material in the chosen LMS format;
- Manage and administer students and courses on Moodle;
- Conduct online teaching learning instruction in virtual classroom environments; and
- Evaluate online teaching and learning materials via the help of rubrics.
Course Completion Requirements:
Participants are required to produce a group project and action plans at the end of the course.
Participants include lecturers, ICT officers, teachers and practitioners from various TVET and general education institutions. Basic knowledge on curriculum and e-learning is expected.