COL's Teacher Education Initiative
Video Message: Through its Teacher Education initiative, COL: • Advocates the use of ODL in teacher education by supporting policies for professional development; • Works with selected teacher education institutions over the Three-Year Plan period to ensure the design and delivery of quality teacher education programmes; • Emphasises the development of pedagogic content knowledge and skills among ODL practitioners; • Supports conventional teacher education institutions to make the transition to dual-mode; • Facilitates the development and use of open educational resources; and • Develops the capacity of teachers to implement the concept of Child Friendly Schools.
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Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)Faced with burgeoning demand for higher education, various African countries are planning to establish open universities and are seeking COL’s help. Although ODL is now deployed by many conventional institutions, the staff ...
Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-03)COL videos prepared for Open Education Week, 5 - 10 March 2012 (Worldwide): 1) Getting Governments to Back OERs: A joint COL-UNESCO project; Sir John Daniel (duration: 5:36) // 2) Mission Accomplished: What Next?; Frances ...
Kanwar, Asha; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-07-30)Keynote Presentation: Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa Conference 2013 (DETA), Kenya Science Campus College of Education & External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 30 July 2013, Presented by Professor ...
Addressing the Teacher Gap through Open and Distance Learning: the Work of the Commonwealth of Learning Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Umar, Abdurrahman; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06-22)Meeting of the International Task Force on ‘Teachers for Education for All’, UNESCO HQ, Paris, 22 June 2009, Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO), Abdurrahman Umar & Sir John Daniel (COL) // In its Teacher Education work COL ...
Wolfenden, Freda; Umar, Abdurrahman; Aguti, Jessica N; Gafar, Amani A (2010-11)The last decade has seen tremendous progress in primary pupil enrolment across much of sub-Saharan Africa but unfortunately in many areas this has not been accompanied by an improvement in pupil achievement. Attention and ...