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General recommendations for upcoming Professional Development Workshop

Based on the data collected at the Planning Meeting it is recommended that the Professional Development Workshop of five days duration to be held later in 2004 should be composed of three streams.

Stream 1: Issues in the Application of ICT in TVE

  • The Role of ICT in TVE: Introduction to Uses
  • The Role of ICT in TVE: Instruction and Assessment
  • The Role of ICT in TVE: Management
  • File Management, Security and Transfer
  • Learning Management Systems

Stream 2: Basic to Intermediate Computing in TVE

  • Introduction to Computers (Hardware, Software, Networks and Systems)
  • Using the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Using Scanners and Digital Cameras
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Integrating File types in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Stream 3: Intermediate to Advanced Computing in TVE

  • Database Development and Use (Adobe Access)
  • Web Page Design (Macromedia Dreamweaver)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint

It is recommended that all programme participants will engage in Stream 1: Issues in the Application of ICT in TVE. Participants would then engage in either Stream 2: Basic to Intermediate Computing in TVE or Stream 3: Intermediate to Advanced Computing in TVE depending on their existing level of expertise in the use of computer programmes.

It should be noted that that these are preliminary recommendations. A supplementary report with more detailed recommendations will be forwarded on receipt of Training Needs Analysis from participating countries.