OECS launches iLearn, new education initiative for member states

OECS launches iLearn, new education initiative for member states
OECS launches iLearn, new education initiative for member states

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) launched iLearn. The organisation on Friday informed that the platform would further give digital access to the latest tools for online Education. This platform is expected to assist the members of Eastern Caribbean States.

Education Development Management Unit of OECS Commission launched iLearn, a step forward of achieving their goal towards delivering an enormous library containing high quality digital instructional means. This would further benefit educators, students and parents.

Organisation noted that educators of the Eastern Caribbean Region those want to contribute to this platform have filled the applications. They want to put their part in region-specific and region-wide instructional resources by becoming certified as iLearn Developers.

For becoming a certified iLearn Developer, the person after registration will take part in 10 hours of training and complete five practical exercises that are created in a way to equip teachers with the skills of developing fun and engaging them through e-learning content that will first qualify the research-based standards for quality instruction.

Sisera Simon, EDMU programme director, stated, “Access to quality resources is of utmost importance to teachers navigating the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of content that is culturally and contextually relevant is also critical to ensure the continued engagement of students online. We are calling on all teachers in the OECS to be a part of this exciting educational revolution. We also need data, and we ask teachers to share their thoughts and recommendations through the online surveys that we have launched.”

Director Simon highlighted that this new platform is important for transforming the old and disturbed learning for teachers and students. It is a model that examines the various factors and features of the learners for face-to-face and online learning.

The OECS groups includes the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.