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Open Training Program

  1. 1. Open Training Program: UNESCO <ul><li>Information clearinghouse / </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building through ICT </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an open and collaborative space for local people and specialized communities ( Trainers, educators, decision makers etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Central access to non-formal educational resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Open Training Platform <ul><li>The Open Training Platform (OTP) is an initiative to facilitate access to training materials and resources developed by development stakeholders at a global level with an objective of having training and capacity-building resources openly available to local communities, development stakeholders at grassroots level in order to foster local development. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who can use OTP? <ul><li>Local communities, teachers, policy makers, NGOs, administrators, among others. </li></ul><ul><li>OTP  varied information </li></ul><ul><li>Training resources and Training modules </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly information and summary </li></ul><ul><li>Format of the resource: ( CD-ROM, online/pdf/Word, online/HTML, pod casting, publishing details; language information; PC requirement etc.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information Organization <ul><li>1846 Training resources </li></ul><ul><li>281 Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for teachers (404 training resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for Teacher assisted learning (250 training resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for self-learning (1200 training resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Category :Adult literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcategories: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading material for new literacies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy texts on adult literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching of reading and writing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>Top-down structure </li></ul><ul><li>Social development project </li></ul>
  7. 7. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative <ul><li>Openly available and free online courses and course materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Intersection of cognitive science and human –computer interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional online education has not paid attention to the elements of instructional design that is grounded in cognitive theory and empirical evidence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Building a community of use <ul><li>Primary Objective: to build a community of use for online courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Course development in a modular fashion allowing for faculty from various institutions to develop/modify/deliver the course contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of these courses to individual students at no cost. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Initial courses and instructional components <ul><li>The first courses developed through OLI are introductory courses intended to replace large lecture format courses in Economics, Statistics, Causal Reasoning and Logic. </li></ul><ul><li>cognitive tutors </li></ul><ul><li>virtual laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>group experiments </li></ul><ul><li>simulations </li></ul>
  10. 10. approach <ul><li>Cognitively informed education </li></ul><ul><li>3 step approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>encoding of declarative knowledge (e.g., facts and principles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>application of procedural knowledge to achieve goals in problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contextual knowledge that helps apply learning to broader contexts. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>assessment and evaluation are built into all courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous evaluation of class performance gives faculty the information they need to effectively modify or supplement instruction to meet learning objectives </li></ul>
  12. 12. Two versions <ul><li>Open and Free version: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No credit awarded. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to the online course workbooks used in the full semester course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Version: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational institutions for credit awarded by the student's home institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to the same course material as the students in the Open & Free Version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>