The pandemic of COVID-19 took the world by surprise, and citizens were forced into a global lockdown with almost no time to prepare, and with no precedent in recent years. Schools moved immediately to online teaching for the duration of the lockdown, and teachers have hardly had a chance to take a breath, let alone spend time retraining or developing key skills to help with the move to online teaching.
DigiTeaL, therefore, aims to:
• Identify training needs and gaps around teachers’ online teaching capability in the partner countries.
• Create a practical, step-by-step resource that guides teachers through the technical elements of setting up safe online teaching, using identified best practices, and giving them confidence if they have mainly focused on face-to-face teaching in the past.
• Inform teachers about the non-technical classroom management issues associated with online teaching and provide solutions.
• Make teachers aware of an internationally recognised online assessment system that they can adapt for their students in any subject.