ICTs to Enrich Teaching and Learning MOOC

Using ICTs to enrich teaching and learning will guide your learning in an interactive, applied manner to answer 3 questions: what are ICTs (module 1), why use ICTs in teaching and learning (module 2) and how to use ICTs to support teaching and learning (modules 3 and 4).  Based on your unique learning expectations and needs, you’ll choose from a wide variety of learning activities designed to help you extend, apply and use your learning from this MOOC.

Course structure

Module 1 - What are ICTs?

In this module you’ll learn about what ICTs are, including key vocabulary that will help you begin to understand ICTs. You’ll be introduced to how ICTs relate to teaching and learning.
(developer: Lee-Anne Ragan) 


Module 2. Why use ICTs in Teaching and Learning  

In module 2 we will consider some of the reasons why we use ICTs in teaching and learning. We will explore the rationales that we put forward for ICTs in education. 
(developer: Janet Thomson) 


Module 3 - How to use ICTs to support Teaching and Learning (Practical)

In module 3 we’ll begin to cover, in a practical, applied manner, how to use ICTs to enhance our teaching and learning. We’ll examine some common tools and platforms, learn how to match tools to pedagogical purpose and how to use ICTs to support assessment.
(developer: Brenda Mallinson)


Module 4: How to use ICTs for School Administration and Management

In this module we will continue examining how to use ICTs but this time we will look specifically at how ICTs can provide us with productivity tools to support administration and management both within the classroom and at school level.
(developer:  Andrew Moore)

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About AVU

African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization with a mandate to significantly increase access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies.

The AVU was established in 1997 when eLearning was still in its infancy in the West and it has since trained more than 43,000 students and established the largest network of Distance and eLearning institutions in 29 African Countries.The AVU works across language divide in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa. The AVU is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with a regional office in Dakar, Senegal.

Source: The African Virtual University: www.avu.org / http://oer.avu.org/