Georgia Southern University founded in 1906, is the largest higher education centre in the southern half of Georgia. With a clear focus on providing teaching to a consistently high level, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning journey and are supported beyond the classroom to achieve their academic aspirations.
Georgia Southern University wanted to strengthen its post-baccalaureate teacher education programme to better equip school teachers with the practices needed for the modern classroom.
Working in partnership, the University and eCom developed a blended, competency-based learning approach, incorporating digital badges to award the students on completion of a module. The badges mirrored competencies set out in the Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES), ensuring the relevance of learning to application.
Using eNetAuthor the eLearning authoring tool, eCom developed 5 eLearning modules using content provided by the University’s faculty. Each module consists of 10-12 hours of learning content including an offline assessment which is then reviewed by the course tutor. Students create and upload their evidence in the form of documents, images, audio and videos to demonstrate their understanding and competence in a specific area.
eCom are working closely with Georgia Southern University to deliver the next stage of the project and are looking forward to future developments.