The training, contracted to UNIMED by Expertise France, was part of the activities of the EU4PSL project, financed by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France with the aim to improve Libya’s business environment and increase job opportunities for youth and women in the country.
The training designed and implemented by UNIMED addressed Libyan university professors and supported them in the transition to online/blended environments by updating their skill sets to design, develop and teach effectively through online or blended methods.
An instructor-facilitated training was provided to 27 university professors coming from 12 Libyan Universities and belonging to the faculties of economics, business, engineering and involved in teaching entrepreneurship.
The training consisted of four modules addressing design issues and pedagogical approaches to teaching online/blended classes, as well as organization and management of an online class. It was complemented by a deployment phase during which learners could apply what they had learnt in their teaching environment with the development of project works.
The training lasted 6 weeks, although support to learners was provided before and after the training for a period of 3 months. It was provided in English and Arabic to allow full participation independently on the proficiency level of English by participants. To face the problem of electricity power cuts (and consequently Internet connection challenges) delivery was synchronous as well as asynchronous, with content (modules and video recording of training workshops) on Moodle.
Online Training on How to Teach Online