Messaging and EDTECH

“Messaging and EdTech” by by Dr. Venkataraman Balajiwas originally published in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature “Tech Trends”. Messaging is the most widely used application in networked communication, with billions of messages exchanged daily. For most people in the developing world, a mobile phone is the only network-connected … Read more

Pacific Regional Report 2021 – 2024

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is mid-way through a six-year strategy, which requires creating national resilience by working with governments on policy and regulation; building the capacities of institutions to implement open education; and supporting learners directly with open access and skills. This summary presents highlights from three streams of work in the Pacific region … Read more

Learning Design for Emerging Learning Environments

This 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. … Read more

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 … Read more

FREE COURSE: Quality Assurance for ODFL for Pacific Countries

Course 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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

Free Course: Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers

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 introductory Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) course. Alternatively, they should have completed a similar course or have a relevant background. Over four weeks, … Read more

FREE Course: Teaching Chemistry with Technology.

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 tools, tactics and strategies covered will expand one’s repertoire of chemistry teaching practice. Course Summary Outcomes of this Course During this MOOC, you will: Course … Read more