To mitigate the effects of school closures as a result of COVID-19, digital platforms have been variously adopted by governments to enable teachers to deliver blended or full online lessons to the learners. In many families in the developing Commonwealth, learners are increasingly accessing online learning and assessment resources using devices owned by parents or older family members.
The shift to online learning presents various security threats to teachers, learners as well as their parents and carers as they are now more prone to cyber-attacks than before. Recent reports show a spike in cybercrime since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, making cybersecurity a key concern for educators.
The Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) course is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and their students online, as well as create awareness for the parents and carers.
The course targets secondary and primary school teachers as well as teacher educators and will run over four weeks. It will require up to five hours of time each week. Participants will learn from articles, case studies, videos, as well as discussions with fellow learners and mentors.
** Registration for this course has been extended to Friday November 27, 2020 **
Week 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity
During the first week, participants will:
Week 2: Cybersecurity Threats and Mitigation
During the second week, the participants will:
Week 3: Best Practices
In the third week, the participants will explore:
Week 4: Cyber Safety for Students
In the final week, the participants will explore:
Primary and secondary school teachers
Other education practitioners
After completion of this course, the participant is expected to be able to:
A Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Participation will be awarded depending on the level of participation and completion of tasks.