Nowadays, the need to build TVET practitioners’ knowledge on adult learning and hone understanding of widely used instructional design models is becoming important. That is the motivation behind the program organized by CPSC on Instructional Design Based on ICT and Digital Technology held from August 2-6, 2021 through Zoom. A total of 18 participants from Fiji and the Philippines participated in the program.

The resource person and program coordinator, Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, addressing the participants.

The program intended to equip the participants with skills to design and analyze professional learning resources in the TVET sector. The participants learned about the essentials of designing and developing measurable instructional programs informed by fundamental learning theories to meet a variety of learner needs. After the program, the participants was be able to design and develop online learning management systems with the use of ICT. TVET practitioners was expected to apply the principles of instructional design following a step by step model from needs assessment to evaluation, and build a solid understanding of the process of a learning design.

The program was supervised by the CPSC Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and was coordinated by the former CPSC Seconded Faculty, Prof. G. Kulanthaivel who is now the Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) in Chennai, India. His fellow resource persons include Engr. J.D. Madvan from the Adroitech Engineering Solutions in Hyderabad, India; and Mr. Felix Sibal, ICT Officer of CPSC.

Participants of the program

Topics discussed were the following: (1) Fostering 21st Century Skills to Address TVET Needs; (2) ICT Applications in Teaching and Learning; (3) Instructional Design Models; (4) Multimedia content preparation for teaching and learning (5) Learning management system for online delivery; (6) Augmented reality and virtual reality applications and (7) online assessment tools.