Thursday, 31 August 2017

Developing advanced ICT Skills Courses as Open Educational Resources

The University of Mauritius through the Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning, has entered in a contribution agreement with the Commonwealth of Learning for the developing of 4 advanced ICT courses which will be released as OERs and which will be used in our existing programmes and also offered as stand-alone modules to improve the employability of youth and mainly women in the ICT sector. 

The four online modules to be developed are as follows:

1. Digital Marketing
2. Internet of Things
3. Computer Forensics and Security
4. Big Data Analytics and R Programming

The project takes on board the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), the Faculty of ICDT of the UoM and the CILL as the coordinating body. The total project value is about CAD 50000 with a contribution of the Commonwealth of Learning to the tune of approx. CAD 22000. 

This project further strengthens the ongoing partnership of the University of Mauritius and the Commonwealth of Learning. The contact person for the COL in this project is Dr Sanjaya Mishra.  

Two workshops on course writing will also be organised during the project where coursewriters, instructional designers, educational technologies and web developers will meet to discuss about the design and development process, to ensure the highest quality of learning materials are released as open educational resources.