Technology has altered many aspects of life, including education and training. As a result of technological developments, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has become more accessible to students, and the quality of education and training has improved too. Teachers and trainers can use digital tools to manage their tasks effectively and engage learners in digital rich environments. Learners can also use technology to learn new skills and to collaborate and interact with teachers and trainers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has however underlined the current difficulties in effectively integrating technologies in the delivery of education and training. Institutions need to make constant assessments of their capacity and readiness to provide technology-rich environment for learning. At the same time, teachers’ and trainers’ readiness is also of particular importance to adopt appropriate pedagogic approaches with technology.
This practical guide addresses institutions and teachers and trainers. It helps TVET institutions to understand the organizational plans to build up their capacity to stimulate digital learning. It also guides teachers that want to develop their competencies, improve their pedagogical strategies with use of technology, and learn from existing practice. By showing how technology is used in an integrated instruction model and providing helpful resources, this guide helps teachers and trainers to effectively plan their own tasks and delivery of instruction with the right technology tools.