Can MOOCs and ICTs Help in Training Reflective Teachers and Practitioners in Africa? A Quality Education Challenge

Can MOOCs and ICTs Help in Training Reflective Teachers and Practitioners in Africa? A Quality Education Challenge

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Poorly trained and unqualified teachers have become the norm in most classrooms across the continent as the rush to meet the quantitative goals of EFA and MDGs by 2015 had taken precedence over the qualitative ones. While most of the developed world has made the Teacher the cornerstone of their strategies to ensure that their citizens master the 21st Century competencies and skills, Africa is reduced to upgrading as best as it can a sub-standard educated, poorly trained and paid teaching force. As Africa continues to grapple with the issue of the increasing shortage of teachers in general, innovations such as MOOCs could come handy in addressing the dire state of in-service teacher education and training on the continent. Read more about this in the AVU Policy Brief no. 2016-19 at (Read more)