Digital Technology and E-Based Learning in TVET

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB15 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 11 May 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

Webinar Presentation


Background

The world of education is changing due to the COVID 19 pandemic. As we all know this is an unprecedented time with COVID19 impacting our society at all levels. A record number of students and teachers are out of school with an estimated 1.5 Billion school age students out of school around the world.

The impact on students, schools and teachers is huge and we are facing problems of making up learning, extending students time in school and other issues. This has left the world seeking new solutions that might provide a more robust education system that can be more flexible during times of crisis.

Many are looking towards digital and online learning as a potential tool that can help deal with these problems. Educational development has already started to include digital learning solutions quite some time ago, but it has yet to become a key part of the system. Now it may be the time to look at more comprehensive solutions and move education firmly into the digital age.

In this Webinar we shall look into the broad issues facing education and focus in on TVET and skills training. What are the possibilities for change, what are the tools, what will it look like, how do we prepare for it, what will be the impact on the quality of learning and the cost of delivery.

Dr. McKee will share observations on the impact of technology on the TVET system the emerging Virtual TVET approach on the education system which may transform learning. We shall see how we can infuse technology into the learning process to make it more relevant and use it to achieve better training results at substantially lower costs.

We will look at the new Virtual TVET digital learning technologies which are being developed with 3D models and graphics which can increase student understanding and not only teach theory but also start them on the road for practical learning. Using these new applications can change the way that skills training is done in Institutions. Laboratories/workshops can be setup in new ways requiring less physical equipment and at less cost. Virtual TVET can deepen student learning and allow us to individualize student learning pathways and tailor learning to each students’ own preferences and needs.

A highlight of this session with be a demonstration of a new online resource for Virtual TVET. This new content can now be delivered on-off campus and on-line to facilitate learning anywhere and anytime. This new style goes beyond "Blended Learning" to be what is now being termed "Braided Learning" and opens possibilities to change when, where, how, for whom and at what cost we learn Skills.

Education is one of the few areas that has not yet realized true transformation from the technological revolution. Now is the time to look into our TVET systems and explore infusing technology for teaching and learning into them.



Focus

This session is designed to provide an overview and a framework for using technology for teaching and learning in TVET. It will cover aspects of implementation in schools and introduce new tools for online learning for skills training. Practical applications will be shown and demonstrated. The purpose is to stimulate the discussion in TVET Institutions how they can implement distance and online learning while integrating it with their existing programs.



Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet