CILT was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop a concept paper on Digital Education Leadership. CILT staff have extensive experience as practitioners, researchers and leaders in digital literacies and digital leadership. Drawing on the work CILT has undertaken to date, CILT brought together a group of international experts at a workshop in late April in Cape Town.
The overarching purpose was to develop digital education leaders who demonstrate effective use of information and communication technology (ICT) for teaching, and who advocate, influence and build capacity.
Through the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) initiative, COL identified the need to foster digital learning and develop skilled citizens for lifelong learning. C-DELTA aims to promote a digital education environment in Commonwealth countries by engaging with governments, educational institutions, teachers, and civil society organisations to:
- assess digital education competencies,
- develop learning materials around the digital education skills,
- provide training opportunities for teachers, and
- monitor student achievement and their relationships to livelihood.
CILT's input into the C-DELTA project came to an end in 2017, but the C-DELTA project continues to operate in COL.
To learn more about the C-DELTA workshop in April 2016, see: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/news/international-experts-collaborate-global-digital-education-leadership-framework