Projects & Activities of CODL:

The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL), Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), provides high quality technical and pedagogical services in the field of Open and Distance Learning pertaining to teacher education to its clients. The MIE has been a major player in distance education in Mauritius. It is aiming to evolve and to provide state of the art e-learning to its stakeholders. 

The ODL services of the MIE were previously heavily print-based. The institution is presently moving towards electronic delivery [e-learning] of courses which includes, amongst others, computer mediated instruction and computer supported collaborative work. These delivery options are blended with face-to-face sessions.

The major projects of the CODL include the following:
  • Servicing the Educator's Licence course
  • Sankoré Project
  • ACE
  • DEM
  • Development of digital resources for enhancement programme

Activities of the school
The CODL academics' job are different from the traditional academics' job descriptions of the MIE in the following way: Course Production: 
  • Builds, maintains and archives course websites. 
  • Implements e-learning methods through the application of LMS, multimedia and Web technologies.
  • Creates and manages course and orientation websites.

Support:   • Develops helpdesk support procedures for course websites.
  • Responds to technology-related questions from all stakeholders in a timely manner.

Media Production: 
  • Create and develop multimedia learning materials. 
  • Maintenance/editing of existing multimedia resources. 
  • Ensures that production standards are met, including the integrity of the design and content. 
  • Prepares multimedia presentations (PowerPoint or video).

Project Management: 
  • Tracks production schedule and project plan, providing periodic status reports. 
  • Participates in course development meetings. 
  • Holds regular communication with SME during course development process. 
  • Manages resources and activities related to instructional design, course production, course revisions, staff training in course development and online teaching techniques, and policy and standards development.

Standards and Quality Assurance: 
  • Maintains standards for templates, image, video, and audio in the content management system. 
  • With academic staffs, management and instructional designer, establishes and manages the quality assurance process. 
  • Performs quality review process on all courses, the website and multimedia applications.

Academia and Student Training: 
  • Conducts workshops and training of staffs in the design and use of the program in relation to the LMS/website when needed.

Professional Development and Research: 
  • Establish links with other ODL institutions.
  • Monitor and review new software and hardware products and tools. 
  • Research and review emerging technologies and course resources.

CODL workshop - "Online teaching and Learning"

The CODL workshop, 'Online teaching and Learning' was held on the 18th and 19th June 2013.

The aims of the workshop were to empower participants and promote online delivery of courses and techno-pedagogical solutions. This workshop is a part of a series of capacity building events for MIE academics.

Sankore Project: digitalization of classrooms

Sankore Project: digitalization of classrooms

Following the Franco-British summit in May 2008, the French government established the DIENA - Délégation interministérielle à l’éducation numérique en Afrique- in order to achieve Millennium Development Goals with regards to education.