The Commonwealth of Learning has released the latest figures regarding the scope of its massive open online course (MOOC) on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning
The Commonwealth of Learning has released the latest figures regarding the scope of its massive open online course (MOOC) on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning.
Offered jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University in Canada, the Tech-Enabled Learning course (TEL) has reached 3,926 learners from 94 countries.
Around 40% of participants in the course were female teachers, with the highest number of registrations occurring in Bangladesh, Barbados, Canada, India, Mauritius, Rwanda and South Africa.
The TEL MOOC covers issues regarding the integration of technology in learning and teaching in secondary, post-secondary and vocational education. The course lasts approximately five weeks, with three to five hours of participation required a week, and offers flexibility of time and place – it is run on an online learning platform accessible via the Internet.
It shows participants how to use appropriate technologies and online resources, such as open educational resources (OER), in order to improve student learning.
As stated in the UNESCO – COL OER Declaration, 2012, OERs are “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.”
Read More: The President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning, Professor Kanwar, called for more institutions to make more effort in designing open and distance learning (ODL) opportunities for persons with disabilities, in her address at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility, held in Muscat on January 12, 2018