Djibouti: Workshop to develop ICT courses

When, local time: 
Sunday, 12 June 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Djibouti, Djibouti
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will facilitate a 3-day workshop to develop ICT courses using UNESCO's ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) for University of Djibouti in Djibouti. The workshop intends to integrate the ICT-CFT into the national contexts, in particular for the teachers at the University, with the addition of Open Educational Resources (OER). Objectives of the workshop will include: review of ICT-CFT course units for teachers at the University of Djibouti, based on an external evaluation; enriching the ICT-CFT courses units for teachers at the University of Djibouti, by providing additional Open Educational Resources (OER); and finalize logistical aspects for the implementation of ICT courses for teachers at the University of Djibouti.
The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) has been used in multiple countries and covers six areas in three levels. The workshop will also look at how these areas can be contextualized to the needs of the teachers at the University of Djibouti.

UNESCO recognizes the potentials Open Educational Resources (OER) holds to widen access to education at all levels, both formal and non-formal in a perspective of lifelong learning, and to improve both cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning outcomes. This workshop will be facilitated by UNESCO staff and participated by education professionals from the University of Djibouti in Djibouti.

This activity is part of UNESCO’s continued efforts of promoting the application of ICTs to enhance the quality of and access to education, including the stimulation of production, sharing and access to open educational resources (OERs). After the adoption of the Paris OER Declaration in 2012 UNESCO, this activity is being implemented with the financial support of the Hewlett Foundation, in 3 countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Oman).