Online Learning Update

October 11, 2018

View Printable Version AFRICA Online MOOCs battle against traditional mindsets

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by  Wachira Kigotho, University World News

“Free MOOCs are also being used to accelerate youth employment in Africa,” she told University World News. The MOOCs are also being targeted at graduate and postgraduate teachers, head teachers, teacher educators and education officers, in order to improve teaching skills and the curriculum, said Olivier Biard, senior project manager at Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) – a consortium coordinated by the Open University in the UK, offering open online courses to teachers in developing countries. “Our main objectives are disrupting traditional teaching practices through e-learning and introducing new pedagogies relevant in the 21st century,” Biard told University World News.

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