From: Puna Das <puna_05@ya...> - 2010-02-08 18:29:13
Popular e-learning CD on ICT in education now available online
When UNESCO's Bangkok Office announced the release of its E-Learning Series on Information and Communication Technology in Education in June 2009, it was beyond expectation that 3,000 CD-ROMs would run out in just a few months. Requests for copies came literally from everywhere. To satisfy users' demand, the Bangkok Office makes now its CD available online.
The series is intended for all those who are interested to learn more about ICT in education. The CD contains two modules that were especially designed for policymakers, educational planners, school administrators and educators, in general:
Module 1: ICT in Education Essentials provides learners with all the essential information promoting a common understanding of the topic in the education sector;
Module 2: ICT in Education Decision Making helps to consider the different factors involved in choosing the appropriate technology to use in a particular education setting.
Both modules are lively, colorful and highly interactive. "I only planned to see a few screens, then I got hooked and ended up completing the two modules, which lasted for about an hour," says one of the CD users. Another one comments: "This is very informative. Now I understand more about ICT in education."
It really does not matter whether the learner knows a little or nothing at all about ICT in education before doing the training. The two modules give you the confidence that you know already the essential information you need, or assure you that what you knew before is shared by many.
You can launch the online course (click here http://www2.unescobkk.org/ict/elearning/ ) or obtain copies of the CD by sending a request to: ictinfo[at]unescobkk.org. After completing the course, you will be able to print a certificate, which you can send to ictinfo[at]unescobkk.org in order for your name to appear on the website of UNESCO's Bangkok Office. It is hoped that this will raise the awareness and build a network of people working in education who have a common understanding of how technology can help education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Anup Kumar Das
New Delhi, India
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