Use the hyperlink below to access the full ICT in Education for Teachers course and think about what you need to change (scope, content, activities and/or assessment) to make it contextually relevant.

ICT in Education for Teachers Course (Pre-Service Edition) [Internet connection required]
ICT in Education for Teachers Course (In-Service Edition) [Internet connection required]

Another option for customising existing ICT in education professional development programmes includes COL’s own Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration (CCTI) course, which does an excellent job of exposing teachers to good practice when deploying technology in their classrooms and schools. A course aimed at providing beginner teachers with basic ICT skills is the Commonwealth Computer Navigator’s Certificate (CCNC) course. Both of these certificate courses can be customised and run by local service providers.

Information about the Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration (CCTI) [ PDF 458KB]
Information about the Commonwealth Computer Navigator's Certificate (CCNC) [ PDF 237KB]

2.7 An ICT in Education Advocacy Strategy

Once the ICT in education strategy is being deployed and professional development opportunities are available, how do we get teachers on board, spread awareness, incentivise and open up channels of communication? The writing of a communication and advocacy strategy document can help senior management consider what options would work within their context. A template would not do this planning any justice. Instead, the toolkit contains an example from Guyana that can be used as an initial starting point for discussion and debate. Extract from it any pertinent ideas and approaches, but it is imperative that new documents both heed local norms and expectations and identify communication channels that reach all stakeholders.

Guyana Communication and Advocay Strategy (2011) [ PDF 209KB | MS Word 61KB]

2.8 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

How do we know whether the strategies and related activities are having the desired impact? A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy is essential to ensure the desired objectives are being achieved. The M&E document below is an example of one such strategy. Interrogate and reconstruct it to suit local needs and conditions.

Guyana Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy (2011) [ PDF 252KB | MS Word 127KB]


Toolkit Directory
Defining the Value Proposition
Where the Tools Come From
An Overview of Available Tools:
- ICT Competency Framework
- Surveys
- Professional Development Strategy
- Curriculum Map Template
- ICT Readiness Assessment
- Course Materials
- Advocacy Strategy
- Monitoring & Evaluation
Using the Tools
Deployment Scenarios:
- Need for Govt. Frameworks
- Need for Institution Driven Change
- Need to Ascertain Success
Appendix A:
Approach to Curriculum Revision
& Materials Development
Print friendly version of the toolkit