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  • Open Education Week Webinar @USP Join the University of the South Pacific’s webinar on March 4th 10am Register Here

  • Learning Design for Emerging Learning EnvironmentsThis course provides an introduction to  the theories, principles, guidelines and experiences for creating learning designs that will empower you to achieve desired learning outcomes in a human-centred and goal-oriented way. The course focuses beyond instructional design to cover experience design assist creating a learning environment that effectively helps students to achieve their life goals. This course will provide you with the skills and competencies to analyse learning and performance problems, design appropriate learning experiences and eventually develop creative and innovative experiential digital learning environments for the new era. Participants in the course will also develop the skills and gain the knowledge necessary to leverage these future trends and use their knowledge to create innovative learning designs that cater to the next generation of learners. English | Approx. 160 Mins | 296 Enrollments What you’ll learn At the end of the course, you are expected to be able to: Explain the concepts of instructional design and learning design in creating learning experiences Apply the principles of learning experience design in creating impactful learning experiences Evaluate the relationship between technology and learning experience design Design and develop quality assessments in emerging learning environments Explain the concepts of social learning and mobile learning to create effective learning environments Explain the concept of immersive learning for greater personalisation, immersion and mobility  Evaluate the future oRead moreLearning Design for Emerging Learning Environments

  • Free Course: Climate Literacy for All Interested in understanding the science of climate change? Unsure what the issues are, how to respond and what to do? Then join COL’s six-week MOOC “Climate Literacy for All”, which runs from 9 November to 17 December 2023. Taught by experts from The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, the course is free and open to everyone. “Climate Literacy for All” examines climate change through the lens of Small Island Developing States and is ideal for those who wish to know more or become involved in climate advocacy and education, as well as for those who already work in the field. Through discussion forums, videos, readings and interaction with climate experts, participants will explore the climate challenges facing small islands, adaptation and mitigation strategies, issues associated with international climate change policy and the urgent need for climate action. Enrol now and learn what action can be taken personally and professionally to become part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing our world. Please visit httRead moreFree Course: Climate Literacy for All

  • FREE COURSE: Quality Assurance for ODFL for Pacific CountriesCourse Description Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) has the potential to enhance access and achieve equity in educational provision. However, it is important for providers to have sound quality assurance mechanisms in place to maximise learning benefits and gain positive perceptions of this mode of provision from the public. This course, QA40DFL2, follows on from an earlier course, QA4ODF1, which focused on quality assurance issues at the strategic level. This new course is designed to help education officials and teachers create enabling environments for implementing high-quality ODFL at the operational level. The course takes participants through key aspects that affect quality delivery, like course content development, supporting learning through assessment, human resource strategy and managing communication to support open school learners. Although officials and teachers in the Pacific Region are the main target audience for the course, ODFL practitioners working in any developing country context will find the course highly beneficial, especially those working in or interested in open schooling. The course will run over four weeks. It will require five hours of time each week. Participants will learn from readings, videos as well as discussions with peers and the facilitator in the discussion forum. There are assignment tasks at the end of each unit, which will also encourage learners to check their understanding of the concepts covered in each unit. There is a Course Summative Quiz at the end of the course. Course Summary Prerequisite: None Level: Introductory – Basic knowledge of planning and implementing education systems Requirements: Access to a computer and internet. Start Date: 16 October, 2023 Duration: 4 weeks (course will remain open after end date) Language: English Workload: 5 hours per week Registration: To register, please go to: https://oer.nz/qa4odfl2oct23 Learning Outcomes After going through this short course, participants will be able to:  Select and align appropriate curriculum content for open schooling; Design and implement appropriate assessment; Consider appropriate Human Resource strategies for open schooling; Identify and implement appropriate communication strategies to support learners in open schooling; Advise on the most appropriate technologies that can be harnessed to leverage the quality of ODFL in their context; and Evaluate the content of ODFL provisioningRead moreFREE COURSE: Quality Assurance for ODFL for Pacific Countries

  • Free Course: Learner Support for Open Distance and Flexible LearningPACFOLD is happy to announce the offering of LS4ODFL. It will be facilitated by the Centre for Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific. This course was developed as part of the Pacific Partnership for ODFL in the Pacific. Course Summary Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Level: Introductory Requirements: Access to a computer and internet. Start Date: May 29th, 2023 Duration: 4 weeks (course will remain open after end date) Certification: Certificate of Completion (PDF) Digital Badges: 6 badges Platform: Moodle (Open Pasifika) Register now Course Description Helping students flourish and succeed is the goal of every teacher. This course is designed to help teachers develop and implement effective learner support practices in Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) contexts. The course is particularly suited for teachers in the Pacific Region but will be of benefit to any developing country context. It will run over 4 weeks and will require 3-5 hours of time each week. Participants will learn from readings, videos as well as discussions with fellow teachers and mentors. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those who complete all the tasks in the course. Learning Outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: Reflect on the current learning and teaching practices and design principles that lead to optimised learner experiences. Review and discuss the different types of learner support strategies that should be provided in an ODFL environment. Explore the practicalities of integrating educational technologies to support ODFL learners. Gain hands-on experience in implementing qualityRead moreFree Course: Learner Support for Open Distance and Flexible Learning

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    Assessment Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (AS4ODFL)PACFOLD is excited to announce the offering of Assessment Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (AS4ODFL) – a free online course that will be facilitated by the Centre for Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific. Learning outcome In this short online course teachers will design online activity-based assessment to support teaching and learning. Dates:27 March – 16 April 2023*Mode:Online with facilitatorCertificationYesWorkload:3 to 5 hours per weekDuration3 Weeks* * Note: Access to course materials and certification options will remain open should you require more time to complete the course. Certification options Earn two badges to become an “ODFL Assessor” and gain a PDF CRead moreAssessment Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (AS4ODFL)

  • Quality assurance for open distance and flexible learning (Part 1)Free Professional Development Opportunity for Pacific Teachers The Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning is excited to announce the inaugural offering of Quality Assurance for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (QA4ODFL) – a free online course that will be facilitated by Ephraim Mhlanga, Programme Specialist Quality Assurance at Saide in South Africa. Learning outcome On successful completion of this short course learners will have an understanding of the salient aspects that need careful attention if ODFL provisioning is to be credible. Date:22 February 2023*Mode:Online with facilitatorCertificationYesWorkload:5 to 6 hours per weekCourse summary:Online * Note: Access to course materials and certification options will remain open should you require more time to complete the course. Certification options Certificate of participation and badge There is a learning quiz at the end of each unit. If you complete at least three of those quizzes and get 60% or above for each quiz, you will get a Certificate of Participation and a Participation Badge. QA4ODFL Completion certificate and badge If you complete all four unit quizzes as well as the scenario-based aRead moreQuality assurance for open distance and flexible learning (Part 1)

  • We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for a third offering of the Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers course beginning January 23, 2023.

    Participants need to have completed the […]

  • The TCT MOOC has been designed to assist teachers, student teachers, teacher educators and instructional designers to plan and develop a chemistry lesson and related assessments with technology. The exploration […]

  • The Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF10) on Open Learning, co-hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University (AU), was held in Calgary in Canada between 14 and 16 September, 2022. The theme […]

  • The Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) and the Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of […]

  • FREE Course: Communication Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible LearningPACFOLD is happy to announce the re-offering of Communication Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (CS4ODFL). This course is part of the Pacific Partnership for ODFL in the Pacific. This offer will be facilitated by the Centre for Flexible Learning of the University of the South Pacific. Course summary Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Level: Introductory Requirements: Access to a computer and internet. Start Date: June 27th, 2022 Duration: 4 weeks (course will remain open after end date) Certification: Certificate of Completion (PDF) Digital Badges: 6 badges Platform: Moodle (Preview course here) Register now Course description This course helps teachers improve their communication skills in Open, Distance and Flexible Learning. It is particularly suited for teachers in the Pacific Region but will be of benefit to any developing country context. It will run over four weeks* and will require 3 – 5 hours of time each week. Participants will learn from readings, videos as well as discussions with fellow teachers and mentors. A certificate of completion will be issued to those who complete all the relevant tasks in the course. Learning outcomes On successful completion of this micro-course, learners will be able to: Develop an understanding of the role of inclusive and equitable communication practices, teaching presence, and course netiquette for successful ODFL delivery. Learn about the uses of technology and media for efficient and accessible communication in an ODFL environment. Review and discuss key pedagogical considerations when designing course structure, learning activities, feedback and communication strategies. Recognise the attributes of an effective online facilitator. Gain hands-on experience in weaving online discussions and interactions including strategies for conflict-management in the ODFL space. Register now Course Details This is a hands-on, activity-based course in which teachers will complete four learning challenges: Course Netiquette challenge ODFL communication tools mind mapping challenge Course communication plan challenge Weaving discussion forum challenge Certification For every challenge completed participants will receive a digital badge. In addition, a participant badge is issued if you pass the knowledge test. By completing all the learning challenges and theRead moreFREE Course: Communication Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning

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