The Mobile Learning with Multimedia course introduces participants to the use of technology tools that are readily available to them to develop curriculum-relevant and pedagogically sound educational podcasts that are broadcast ready and easily accessible in low connectivity settings. In many countries where schooling has been disrupted due to COVID-19, educators are seeking innovative ways to create quality learning opportunities for distance education and teacher professional development. This has been particularly challenging in contexts where teachers and learners may not have access to home computers or the internet. Educational podcasting provides a means to mobile learning through teacher-generated audio lessons, without the need for expensive equipment and institutional learning platforms.
Participants will learn how to use audio and multimedia tools to develop microlearning lessons as Open Educational Resources for delivery on radio, dial-in access, among other low bandwidth options for last mile mobile learning.
This is a self-paced 3-hour course suggested as a prerequisite for those registered for the Mobile Learning with Multimedia (MLM2) course. If you wish to know more about OER, then you can take this short course at your own time before the start of the MLM1 course. A certificate is issued once you complete the OER course.
The course targets teachers and teacher trainers at the Freetown Teachers College and will be implemented over a four-week duration, with participants committing up to 4 hours per week. Participants will learn from readings, audio lessons, videos, mini-tutorials, discussions and self-practice exercises.
By the end of this short course, you should be better able to:
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who complete all the tasks in the course. To earn a Certificate of Participation, you must:
- Participate (post at least one message) in at least three course discussions forums
- Complete all three quizzes with at least 60% in each quiz.
- Submit a complete Audio Lesson by Week 4.
All certificates will be issued at the end of the course.