Teachers capacity building course on conducting online classes - 2022

Background

Due to the continuous spread of Covid-19 over the past two years and the impact of the current (Omicron) wave, schools are likely to close for a few more days in the state. Across the state most schools have created students' WhatsApp groups to share learning resources. In many schools, teachers are conducting online classes for students. Some teachers may want to start online classes if they can be guided and supported for doing this. Now with the support of Karnataka school education department, IT for Change is conducting a online courses for school teachers to create digital resources for the online/offline classroom teaching purpose.

Since all teachers do not have access to computers, we plan to conduct this online course separately in two groups: for teachers who use mobile devices and for teachers who use computers.

Objectives

  1. To help teachers to access existing OER resources from the Internet.
  2. To help teachers to create digital resources for the classroom teaching
  3. To help teachers to get familiar with online webinar tools to conduct classes
  4. To help schools/institutions to use the FOSS webinar platform to conduct online classes

Registration for the course

Interested teachers can register their names through this registration form

There is no fee for this course, and any teacher can participate. The last date for the registration will be on January 28th 2022.

Approach

  1. The workshop will be held over 4 webinar sessions.
  2. Each webinar session timings will be from 6pm to 7.30pm (90 mins) through the BigBlueButton FOSS webinar tool
  3. All the workshop resources will be shared through KOER online repository
  4. Registered teachers will become members of the course WhatsApp group

Agenda of the course

Webinars Particulars Activities Session Resources
Session 1 Accessing OER resources
  1. Introduction to the program
  2. What is OER? Explain different resource licenses
  3. Accessing resources from the web - text, images, videos, audio, and presentations
OER Resources

Text OER

Session 2 Create a simple presentation
  1. Creating Libre office/Collabora office- presentation on the selected topic - Adding text
  2. Adding images and videos to the presentation, and basic formatting
  3. Adding text and formatting text
  4. Insert images in slide and image formatting
  5. Exporting presentation into a different format to share or open it on other platforms
Libre Office Impress

Collabora office user manual

Session 3 Create Video resources
  1. Implementing free and open video software
  2. Using images and words to find resources in a video
  3. Retaining videos in different formats
  4. Sharing videos created on the internet
Vokoscreen handout
Session 4 Use webinar FOSS tool to conduct online classes
  1. Why BigBlueButton (BBB) tool?
  2. Use BBB as a student to understand the platform
  3. Create classroom links to share it with students
  4. Use BBB as a teacher and familiar with all the features
  5. Use “BigBlueButton” FOSS webinar platform to interact in the virtual classroom
BigBlueButton handout

Resources

Technology handouts

  1. Mozilla Firefox handout - to browse, download resources from the web
  2. LibreOffice Impress handout - to create slide presentations on the system
  3. Collabora office user manual - to create presentations on the phone
  4. BigBlueButton handout - to conduct online classes
  5. Vokoscreen handout - to do screencasting
  6. Audacity handout - to create/edit audio files
  7. Explore subject based tools
  8. Explore an application
  9. Spoken tutorials
    1. LibreOffice Impress (slide presentations)
    2. Firefox
    3. LibreOffice Writer
  10. FOSS applications to create OER resources

Subject resources

  1. TESS India OER
  2. NCERT DIKSHA
  3. UPOER
  4. NCERT E-पाठशाला
  5. अरविंद गुप्ता कहानियां और प्रयोग
  6. जियोजेब्रा ट्यूब - बनाई गई जियोजेब्रा फाइल्स को डाउनलोड करने के लिए
  7. आई वंडर
  8. प्रथम बुक्स द्वारा "ओपन स्कूल"
  9. प्रथम बुक्स द्वारा प्रस्तुत डिजिटल कोष स्टोरीवीवर (Pratham Storyweaver): हिंदी में , हिंदी +अंग्रेजी में
  10. प्रेमचंद की कहानिया
  11. शेर और शायरी

Other resources

  1. Why OER?
  2. FOSS importance in education
  3. Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing OER using FOSS
  4. Geogebra tube - to download created geogebra files
  5. Buy your own laptop

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