Educators need professional development to support changes in content delivery, such as online learning. Although a few early adopters self-manage their professional development, a systematic approach is necessary to develop the skills of all educators and their understanding of how technology can be embedded in the learning process. This applies to both educators in compulsory schooling and in adult education. Making the leap and embed technology which could possibly enrich the learning process through new forms of pedagogy may seem simple to curriculum and course developers. Still the reality might be that the educator is stuck in a context which is skeptical of change.
Published by Keith Aquilina
Currently my professional role is that of Education Officer (Digital Literacy) within the Directorate for Digital Literacy & Transversal Skills, MEDE, Malta focusing on computational thinking, robotics and good practices in this area. After eight years teaching Computing and ICT within a state secondary school, I moved to the Department of eLearning as a support teacher in eLearning where my role focused on the organisation of national educational events of which the national eLearning awards and conference, Malta Robotics Olympiad and student competitions. In addition to the work within the Department of eLearning, as from 2011 I have taken the role of ICT coordinator within the Directorate for Lifelong Learning where for 5 years, I was involved in the development and organisation of ICT related courses within the directorate’s adult education centres and collaborating entities. In 2012, I completed my Masters studies in Online and Distance Education from the Open University. This blog started off as an online reflective diary for my studies in the Masters in Online and Distance Education with the Open Univeristy. As may be easily deduced, my main interest is in technology, learning and anything in between. Linkedin; mt.linkedin.com/in/keithaquilina/ View all posts by Keith Aquilina