The National Academy of Higher Education on Saturday launched a four-week course on Online Teaching for capacity building of faculty of both public and private sector higher education institutions during the pandemic.
In keeping with the remit of NAHE, and in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic and post pandemic teaching in a blended or online environment, the Academy is extending support to the higher education sector for online delivery of courses, a press release said on Saturday.
To this end, NAHE has developed a foundational level course, Online Teaching Level 1, for online teaching to facilitate the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the enhancement of online teaching pedagogies, engagement in online learning environment, educational technology, and online evaluation strategies.
The main purpose of Online Teaching Course Level 1 is to develop and enhance the probability of success of the participants in teaching online and blended courses at the HEIs in Pakistan.
This course has been designed as a follow up to a high demand from universities in preparing and supporting faculty for online teaching and use of educational technology tools to enhance instructional design of online content, increase engagement in online lectures, and develop formative and summative assessments in an online environment.