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 The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) welcomes you to its Moodle site.

VUSSC  is a network of small countries which work together to produce, share, adapt and use learning materials around areas of common interest.  We are committed to developing open educational resources and building sustainable capacity in open, distance and technology-based learning.  Whether you are here as a guest viewing content or an enrolled learner participating in a course, we hope you will find our materials useful.




    Available courses

    A course to teach instructors in different educational contexts how to develop online and blended courses and how to teach in an online environment.

    This introductory course is designed for post-secondary educators. Participants will explore online assessment practices and familiarize themselves with principles of online assessment. They will develop and practise skills relevant to designing and conducting assessments suitable for a course they currently teach or expect to teach online. Course activities  include readings, practical work, discussions, and self-directed work. This course lasts 5 weeks and requires approximately 4-5 hours of work per week.

      

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    This introductory course is designed for post-secondary educators. Participants will explore online assessment practices and familiarize themselves with principles of online assessment. They will develop and practise skills relevant to designing and conducting assessments suitable for a course they currently teach or expect to teach online. Course activities  include readings, practical work, discussions, and self-directed work. This course lasts 5 weeks and requires approximately 4-5 hours of work per week.

      

    Site administration

    This course is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth of Learning (Canada), Diversity and Ability (United Kingdom) and the Global Rainbow Foundation (Mauritius). It targets persons who work with the PWD (People with Disabilities) community.

    In this 12-week course, you will learn how to conduct meaningful needs assessments and will also be introduced to free, accessible, assistive technology. It will equip you with the skills to support PWD to use enabling technologies to aid their learning or working. The course will give an understanding of your country's journey so far to Disability inclusion and equality and help you establish your role in reinforcing this.