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UNESCO Training Guide on ICT Multimedia Integration for Teaching and Learning

Using Information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning is no longer an option in this digitally connected world. Realizing the needs for the effective professional development for teachers from the region, UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) has been in the forefront of ICT in Education programmes, projects, and activities in the region, providing member states with technical assistance in the areas of policy guidance, information exchange, research, and teacher training. 

One of the major outputs from these projects is a collection of seven CD-ROMs that contains quality educational resources for ICT-integrated teaching and learning. The seven CD-ROMs have been distributed to 124 countries worldwide, supported with trainings through the well-established network of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) across the Asia-Pacific region, namely UNESCO Resource Distribution Centres.

In connection with this, the UNESCO Training Guide on ICT Multimedia Integration for Teaching and Learning has been developed to help educators and trainers in conducting a teacher training workshop on the application of these resources. It is meant to supplement the distribution of CD-ROMs by building the capacities of users in enhancing the teaching-learning experience through the effective and appropriate use of ICT.

The Guide details six sessions spread over a three-day period. Each session includes varied training activities and a host of supplementary materials (e.g., planning checklists, activity sheets, presentations) designed to keep participants engaged throughout the programme, as well as to equip the facilitator with everything s/he needs.

  • Session 1 provides an overview of the entire programme, including the goals and objectives of the training, an introduction to training routines, and a brief background on the ICT resources.

  • Session 2 reviews instructional design principles that are essential in crafting good lessons.

  • Session 3 clarifies participants' understanding of key ICT ideas and recaps the various instructional media available for classroom use, including multimedia.

  • Session 4 enumerates factors to consider in selecting appropriate instructional materials, as well as various points in the lesson where multimedia resources may be integrated.

  • Session 5 allows participants to navigate through the UNESCO CDs and provides hands-on practice in integrating selected resources to enhance an existing lesson plan.

  • Session 6 gives opportunities for peer feedback, revision, and showcasing of enhanced lessons. Assessment opportunities are interspersed throughout the programme. 

When combined with the free CDs, the UNESCO Training on ICT Multimedia Integration is a complete package. Nonetheless, there is much room for adaptation and customization, to ensure that the training delivered is culturally sensitive and context-appropriate. An extra session is also provided for the Training of Trainers (ToT), to ensure the sustainability of the Resource Centres.

Although the training is designed for whole-group workshops, users are free to adapt this material to more informal setups, such as small group settings and one-on-one peer coaching sessions.

Technical support is available to all users of this Training Guide via the Trainers’ Online Portal, which can be found at UNESCO Bangkok’s Education Community (http://ict.unescobkk.org). Feedback from recipients of the Guide and UNESCO CDs are greatly appreciated.

Download the Multimedia Training Guide (pdf, 5.2MB)

Please note that the Presentations which accompany the guide will be made available soon.