Twenty-four delegates (24) from various institutions and government offices in Fiji gained valuable knowledge in using and developing on Learning Management System (LMS) from the recently concluded In-Country Program on Learning Management Systems (LMS). The program was organized by the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) in collaboration with the TVET Section of the Ministry of Education and Public Service Commission of Fiji, from May 9 to 13, 2011 at the University of South Pacific - Laucala Campus, Fiji.
The inauguration was graced by the chief guest, Mrs. Rokobua Naiyaga, Deputy Secretary (Professional) of the Ministry of Education together with Mr. Josefa Sania, Deputy Secretary (Admin/Finance). The chief guest highlighted the objectives of this program to improve the skills of teachers and administrators with the use of technology and its application that can be beneficial to Fiji's educational landscape.
The program provided both theories and application-level discussions on the latest practices on instructional material development by integrating complementary ICT technologies and techniques. The program also provided inputs on: the basic concepts of ICT-based education and training; the different E-Learning building blocks; and integrating ICT in education and training through LMS; and developing an interactive web-based teaching and learning materials.
At the conclusion of the program, the participants successfully demonstrated the new learnings gained by completing an e-learning system prototype that can be deployed using an individual PC, network or the World Wide Web.
The program was coordinated by Mr. Michael Montero, CPSC E-Learning Consultant while, Mr. Raj I. Chand, Senior Education Officer of the MOE's TVET Section acted as Local Coordinator.
Dr. Bibhya Sharma and Mr. Rajneel Totaram from the University of the South Pacific (USP) shared their expertise on USPs implementation of LMS.