Training for academics needs to be timely, specific, relevant and appropriate for the technology being implemented.
Lecturers need to be adept at both the theories of online learning and the technology used to do it.
Longtemps en retard dans le déploiement de L'enseignement à distance, les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne ont dû maintenir les cours tout en respectant les mesures barrières .
Demand for professional development has grown but the pandemic has forced it online. Decades of evidence from online education tells us how to ensure professional development remains effective.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away any time soon. Kenya’s universities must adapt.
Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
The gravitational pull of global rankings consumes university energy and attention. But there had to be a better way to measure their value.
Students say they have a hard time studying and cognitive science proves they’re not trying to dodge work: there’s a link between negative emotions and difficulties in concentrating.
South Africa’s national lockdown will amplify the needs of children with special education needs and disability.
COVID-19 has shown that technology is no longer a luxury but an important component of the education process. In presenting solutions, a wide range of factors must be considered.
Kenya’s high rate of internet penetration does not reflect the barriers students face in accessing learning materials.
Government initiatives to support student learning during and after the pandemic can’t be effective without an invaluable educational resource: teachers’ expertise and care.
Forcing parents or students to opt out of mandatory e-learning will only serve to normalize Ontario’s push to cut costs at the expense of what’s best for young people.
Ontario high school labour negotiations broke down over student quality of learning — including mandatory e-learning. Ontario has yet to explain how this will work for students with special needs.
For high school students, e-learning is best introduced in face-to-face classes where teachers can meet a greater range of learning needs – not as a completely online experience.
E-learning is both a technological and a social innovation. At its best, it can address problems within a particular social context.
MOOCs are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent’s thinkers and theories to the world. They also have great benefits for full-time students to experience a flipped classroom.
Zuckerburg wants to plough billions into personalised learning, but his way may not be the right way.
Holograms could make science and technology accessible as part of a new way of teaching.
The internet is seen as a luxury item in many parts of Africa .