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The Zimbabwe ICT Essentials for Teachers Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is designed to provide teachers with the skills and competencies needed to both incorporate information and communications technology (ICT) in their teaching and use it for their professional development. The course covers a wide range of thematic areas, from basic computer use and maintenance, including hardware, software, applications, and troubleshooting, to internet, email, and social media in the educational context. Through the course, teachers will develop the skills to understand, evaluate, and operationalize ICT within the context of related national educational policies, integrate ICT in education from a pedagogical perspective, manage learners’ project-based learning (PBL) activities in a technology-enhanced environment, and even integrate ICT into the curriculum.

The UNESCO-ICT Competency Framework for Teachers was used as the conceptual basis for the development of this course. The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers can be accessed here. The course brochure can be accessed here.

The overall aim of this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is to strengthen the support for teachers to deliver distance education and use information and communications technology (ICT) in education during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The course will introduce teachers to basic digital skills, remote learning methods, and pedagogical use of ICT for teaching to ensure the continuation of learning and equip them with the skills and resources to deliver alternate and appropriate forms of remote learning using no-, low-, and high- tech digital tools. The course is built on three basic assumptions: 1) The quality of instruction plays a pivotal role in bolstering student learning outcomes; 2) Teacher capacity development programmes contribute to the improvement in quality of instruction, particularly when using and creating Open Education Resources (OERs) for teaching and learning; and 3) Investing in teacher professional development programmes in online and distance learning improves the quality of instruction, student learning outcomes, and access to education and opens multiple pathways of learning. Each module. The course will be delivered by renowned experts in distance and online learning and is comprised of two one-week modules and one two-week module. Each module consists of presentations, lecture notes, reading lists, and related resources (such as videos, bibliography, reports, and study cases, among others). You can download or view the course brochure here.