Training Course on ‘Development of E-learning Curriculum and Relevant E-materials’
Date: 19-22 April 2021
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of its Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organised a Training Course on “Development of E-learning Curriculum and Relevant E-materials” on 19-22 April 2021 through an online video conferencing platform.

The training course was provided by competent experts from the Ministry of Education of Malaysia for the benefit of 93 experts and executives from national TVET Institutions of 25 OIC member countries.

The main objective of the training course was to provide insights on the development of e-learning content by using appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of technical and vocational education. It also aimed to introduce the most recent trends and approaches in designing and developing an effective e-learning curriculum and relevant e-materials.

In his speech at the opening session, Mr. Fadi Abdullah FARASIN, Assistant Director General of SESRIC, stated that increased access to the internet and recent developments in ICTs provide a significant opportunity to advance e-learning systems and approaches in the OIC member countries. He also mentioned that TVET institutions are expected to keep up with the latest digital transformations and update the skills of their staff through applying modern and technology-aided instruction methods to meet the changing demands of labour markets. He further underlined in his speech the importance of strengthening the capacities of the institutional and human resources of the TVET institutions to address the emerging challenges triggered by the pandemic.

Delivering the opening remarks on behalf of Ms. Norhana MUSTAPHA, Deputy Director of Technical and Vocational Education Division at the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, Mr. Md Nasser bin SAMSUDIN, Head of Mechanical Engineering Studies Panel at the Technical Institute of Pulau Pinang under the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, appreciated the efforts made by SESRIC towards strengthening technical cooperation among the TVET authorities to improve the quality of TVET systems in the OIC member countries. He also emphasised the importance of developing an e-learning curriculum and relavant e-materials to ensure a more efficient and faster exchange of information and knowledge between trainers and learners.

This training course was designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this challenging time of global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.