Pedagogical Approaches to Online Teaching and Learning: Strategies for Success

The demand for online education has exploded as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. In response to this new demand, the UWI Open Campus sees the need to assist educators at all levels to develop mastery in the area of online teaching and learning. The challenges surrounding the misconceptions and myths as they relate to teaching and learning online, the access and availability of technological support, and importantly, the quality of our education are important considerations. The UWI OC will share its expertise in online education to ensure richer and more engaging learning experiences

In this regard, a webinar training is being organized by The UWI Open Campus through the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute in collaboration with Dr. Renee Rattray, Education Consultant and CEO, TEACHGood LEADGood United

Hosted By: The University of The West Indies, Open Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the date and duration of this Webinar?

    The initial offer is to run the webinar for two (2) hours from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

  2. How can I participate?

    The Webinar will be held on Zoom Web Conferencing. You must ensure that your personal device is internet-capable and that you have installed the Zoom Web Conferencing application. After registration, you will receive a link to the meeting.

  3. Is there a cost attached?

    Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of US$35.00 to include the cost of the certificate.

  4. Who is the Target Audience?

    The webinar will be targeting educators in the Caribbean and the diaspora. These include: Full-time and part-time teachers in early childhood education, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions; Workshop presenters in the public and private sectors and NGOs

  5. Who are the Presenters?

    The main presenter will be Dr. Luz Longsworth, Principal of the UWI Open Campus and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Global Affairs for The University of the West Indies. Presentations will follow from Dr. Paul Bacsish, Professor of Practice, UWI Open Campus and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby Online Learning, and Dr. Denise Gaspard-Richards, Director of Academic Programming and Development, The UWI Open Campus The moderator of the session will be Dr. Renee Rattray, Education Consultant and CEO, TEACHGood LEADGood United

  6. What are the Learning Outcomes?

    The participants should be able to: a. Understand the importance of creating and implementing interactive online learning platforms b. Learn tips and strategies designed to engage students, improve retention and improve learning outcomes c. Achieve better communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking through online teaching and learning

  7. Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

    At the end of the training, participants should receive a UWI Open Campus certificate of participation

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