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.