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The Commonwealth of Learning is looking for partners and or consultants for the following tasks:
A. EDUCATIONAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
- Media Empowerment 2.0: Develop a capacity-building approach and related materials (curriculum) and then run workshops in one or more sites (see below) for NGO groups that have COL multimedia (digital video) units. The aim is to build organisational and programme capacities, specifically to plan programmes, established distribution mechanisms and set production systems for NGOs to produce learning content about AIDS and other health and community development issues as part of open and distance learning programmes. Qualifications: Skills in video/multimedia production; understanding of educational media; experience with training and facilitation for NGOs. More information on request. Sites: Malawi, Tanzania, Barbados, Swaziland
- Educational FM: Develop a capacity-building approach and related materials (curriculum) and then run workshops for universities with FM radio stations in one or more sites (see list below) to build their programme development capacities, specifically for course teams to adapt curricula to make use of radio for teaching/learning, to produce radio-based learning materials, and to plan and manage production systems. Qualifications: Skills in radio programming and production; understanding of educational media; experience with training and facilitation in an institutional context. More information on request or see the detailed brief. Sites: Nigeria (National Teacher's Institute, Kaduna), Kenya (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology), St Lucia (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
- Educational broadcast service in Botswana: Assist the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) to develop a plan for a new educational radio service, specifically to 1) assess the current situation of BOCODOL and Radio Botswana with respect to educational broadcasting to support formal studies, 2)make both general and specific recommendations to develop the educational use of radio in Botswana and by BOCODOL, and 3) draft a strategy outline and a generic proposal for BOCODOL for a new education radio service. Qualifications: Experience and understanding of educational broadcasting; skills in strategic planning; knowledge of technical issues relating to radio. More information on request.
- Developing effective learning programmes: Build on existing capacity-building approaches and related materials (curriculum) and run workshops for community media groups at one or more locations (see list below) to develop effective learning programmes about health, livelihoods, conflict resolution and other community development priorities. Qualifications: Skills in relevant media programming and production; understanding of educational media; experience with training and facilitation in a community context. More information on request. Sites: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Pacific.
B. CAPACITY BUILDING TOOLS
COL Workshop Design Template: Using ODL for development requires synergy among key actors in the fields of development, media and ICT, and education. The purpose of this activity is to develop a template that will help workshop planners and trainers to better incorporate essential elements of instructional design, and skills transfer into workshops for groups working in community development and learning applications of media and ICT. The template should be a simple, easy-to-use tool for designing and planning effective, learner-centred, results-based workshops. Qualifications: Skills and experience in instructional design; skills and experience in training for civil society groups; understanding of educational media. More information on request.
C. DOCUMENTATING GOOD PRACTICES
Good practices in educational media: Research and present concise analytical profiles of work by COL partners in the use of educational media for non-formal learning about health, livelihoods, secondary schooling and other community priorities. Sites:
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
Qualifications: Skills in research and presentation of data, including visuals and schematics, for lay readers.
Further information and contact
More detailed outlines are available on request. Please communicate your interest or ask suitable people in your network to do so; the contact at COL is Ian Pringle, Education Specialist for Media email@example.com