TCS iON offers a free online course on digital readiness for teachers
TCS iON has offered a free online digital readiness course called Career Edge – Digital Teacher for teachers nationwide. The duration of the free self-paced online course is 15 days and aims to help educators improve their digital teaching skills. The course can be taken by teachers in service and future teachers.
This course was designed to help teachers across the country who have had to embrace digital technologies and tools to deliver classes online and ensure continuity of education. The Career Edge program also aligns with the recently introduced National Education Policy 2020, which called for a shift towards integrated and technology-enabled education, says TCS iON.
What will be taught in the TCS iON Free Online Digital Readiness Course?
The course, which can be taken over a period of two weeks, would require a dedication of one to two hours per day. The program can be followed on any device connected to the Internet, such as tablets, mobile phones, laptops, etc. The following aspects will be covered in the program:
- New pedagogies made possible by technology.
- Digital tools for teaching and learning.
- Educational strategies for the digital world.
- Methods and practices for delivering an effective digital classroom.
- Tools and techniques for digital assessments.
- Analytics to drive the personalization of learning.
The aspects mentioned above essentially help teachers to better understand the available digital learning tools and provide knowledge on the essential techniques required to conduct remote assessments.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, “On Teachers’ Day, we are delighted to offer this course free of charge to teachers, as a gesture of gratitude and admiration for them. I believe now is the time to move beyond conventional restricted classrooms and video sessions. It’s time to move on to digital tools that allow educators to innovate new pedagogies that, in turn, will ensure better learning.
Certificates and other details
Teachers who successfully complete the course and pass an integrated test will receive a certificate of completion endorsing the Digital teachers. Those who wish to know more about this initiative can go through the official site in detail.