Online Teaching and Learning Platforms and Tools

Teaching staff should prepare for online teaching and learning. Undertaking online teaching and learning activities requires preparation. The steps below guide teaching staff to adopt FREE and accessible online tools to enable content delivery, engagement and assessment. Below is a basic guide for preparing a shift from face-to-face teaching to online teaching (we have drawn reference to the resource page developed by Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching of the University of Cape Town).

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Understand the shift from face-to-face to online teaching and learning
Organizing the Calendar
 Create a plan for
online teaching and learning
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Present content
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Engage students in learning activities
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Administer assessment
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Organise and

Create a plan for online teaching and learning

  • Review your course curriculum and schedule: 

    • Identify what can be delivered online and what cannot.                   Decide what activities may need to be dropped.

    • List all teaching and learning activities that can be implemented online.

    • Identify resources that you have access to, or can create to teach online. 

This video provides a comprehensive and step-by-step template for distance learning and a real sample of the lesson template that encompasses the online learning objectives, instructions, resources and supports to the parents.