The Commonwealth of Learning invited in October 2015 Dr Santally Mohammad Issack to conduct a three-day training with staff of the Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education (SITE) on multimedia materials development for MOOCs using the Rapid e-Learning Methodology.
The workshop was conducted with around 20 participants that included academics and teacher educators as well as supporting staff of the SITE. The participants had been exposed to two days of initiation to MOOCs prior to following the final three days on multimedia development using a more hands-on approach.
Participants were given training materials in the form of printed guides, and a CD containing relevant software for further practice, as well as necessary equipment such as headsets for the smooth delivery of the training.
The first two days of the workshop were essentially focused on hands-on practice using the different tools. A walkthrough approach was adopted throughout where they used the same resource throughout to better get an understanding of the processes involved using the specific tools in a chain model for content digitization and delivery.
On the final day of the workshop each participant had to develop his or her own mini interactive learning resource using the techniques learnt in the previous two days. At this stage it was related to the application of the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in the first two days.
The workshop has received intensive coverage from the press in the Seychelles