COVID-19 Response

COL Speaks About Pacific Partnership Project at NZVETRF 2021

Two of COL’s Education Specialists, Ms Terry Neal and Dr Tony Mays, made a presentation at an online research forum, New Zealand Vocational Education and Training (NZVETRF) on 9 September 2021.  NZVETRF 2021 focused around the theme: A journey through change, discussing the Reform of Vocational Education, the impact of COVID-19 and many other turning …

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A Consultation Workshop for Designing an ODL Course Catalogue for the Pacific

A consultation workshop for designing an ODL Course Catalogue for the Pacific was held between August 19 and September 9. During the five workshops, teachers from the nine countries have been invited to review a prototype and provide their feedback on how ODL Course Catalogue could be improved and more useful for teachers in the …

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New Course: Digital Skills for OER Sharing (Sept 15 – Oct 8, 2021)

The short course ‘Digital Skills for OER Sharing’ will be offered from September 15 to October 8, 2021. This course helps teachers to improve their digital skills using Free and Open Source Software to develop teaching materials for their classroom and share these as Open Educational Resources (OER). From this course, teachers will gain hands-on …

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New guide on integrating OER in teaching in the Pacific

Resource-based learning is a pedagogical approach in which learners are provided with varied and multiple resources which engage them in the learning process. Instead of passively listening to the teacher or taking notes from the chalkboard, learners work with the resources which can improve motivation for learning. And integrating OER into teaching provides an effective …

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Course: Using OER for Online Learning (June 14 – July 9, 2021)

The short course ‘Using OER for Online Learning’ will be offered again starting June 14, 2021. This course, targeting teachers of primary and secondary schools, uses contemporary learning design and accessible technology to introduce participants to using Open Educational Resources for some aspects of online learning provision. The course is particularly suited for teachers in …

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COL re-launches short course on OER for Online Learning in the Pacific

[Image source: Pixabay image montage]  COL has re-launched the short course ‘OER for Online Learning: An Introduction’ for teachers in the Pacific as part of the Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand. With many countries still struggling to address the impact …

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