Online Educator

The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) and Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) require integration of innovative tools and technologies to the existing educational system. The ten year higher education strategic roadmap primarily recommends online learning as a means to expand access to quality education in the country. Following approval of online education delivery in Ethiopia, higher academic institutions need to adapt to the rapid growth in emerging technologies and utilize online learning. Instructors in higher academic institutions need to understand online learning, technologies involved in online learning and their impact on adult online learners. This training assists online instructors to acquire the latest pedagogical knowledge and skills needed to ensure an effective teaching and learning experience in an online learning environment. The training also allows instructors to effectively design, develop and deliver online learning. The training covers the fundamentals of online teaching including challenges to both learners and instructors as well as the required skills to overcome these challenges. The training is an exploration of the current educational technologies and the international standards that guide content development. This training introduces fundamentals of Learning Management System (LMS) and provides its overall benefits specially to manage users and create courses. This training explores how to assess learning using the LMS platform. The training also covers about uploading course resources and online assessments such as forums and workshops, quizzes and self-assessments questions.

Training topics to be covered include:
• Introduction to online learning
• Technologies for online learning
• Learning design for online learning
• Development and delivery of online learning
• The pedagogy of online learning and teaching
• Overview and benefits of LMS
• Manage online users
• Create online courses
• Create forums, chats, video conferencing, messages, blogs for online learning
• Assessment methods of online learning
• Online assessment tools such as quiz and survey

Outcomes

Upon the completion of this training, participants will be able to:
• Apply online learning in their teaching and learning
• Identify technologies used for online learning
• Identify the benefits of LMS
• Manage online users
• Create online courses
• Identify online formal and informal assessment methods

Methodology

During the training, the instructor presents the topics and activities in a logical sequence allowing participants to demonstrate their experience, knowledge and skills. The training sessions will be participatory and engaging. The training delivery activities include lecture for the conceptual issues, demonstration for managing users, creating courses and conducting online assessments using LMS. In addition the training includes, hands-on practice of creating courses, assessing students and managing users using LMS. Trainees are expected to understand basics of ICT and teaching skills at higher educational setup.

Target Student

The target group for this training consists of instructors, academic program coordinators, quality assurance officers and educators.

Features

Modality: Instructor-led
Start Date: December 15, 2021
Duration: 8 hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Certificate: Yes

Instructor

Dr. Habtamu Melese Zelelew Dr. Habtamu Melese Zelelew

President/ET Online College

Online Educator

4,500 Br
access until 12/31/21

BR: Ethiopian Birr

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