The massive open online course (MOOC) on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), offered jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University, has attracted 3,926 participants from 94 countries.
A statement by Dr Obinna Okwelume, COL’s Communications Manager and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja said that about 40 per cent were female teachers.
He said the highest number of registrations were from Bangladesh, Barbados, Canada, India, Mauritius, Rwanda and South Africa.
“The MOOC covered issues related to integrating technology in teaching and learning at secondary education, post-secondary education and vocational education.
“This five-week course required approximately three to five hours of time per week from the participants and offered flexible options for learning the content to accommodate busy schedules.
“The course equipped learners with the knowledge to use appropriate technologies and online resources, including open educational resources (OER) for improving student learning.’’
About the Commonwealth of Learning
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
Hosted by the Government of Canada and headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, COL is the world’s only intergovernmental organisation solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning.
COL empowers people through learning that leads to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental conservation.