Welcome back everyone,
As you may have noticed I haven’t posted many articles lately as I have been busy working away in Vientiane, Laos.
I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to be involved in the great Strengthening Higher Education Project (SHEP) in Laos.
As part of a team, I have been working for the Laos MOE to develop Laos Teacher Training Professional Development (LTTPD) – Essentially a 12 module competency based training course for the Laos University teachers.
The course is now complete and currently being translated in Laos by our counterparts at the National University of Laos (NUOL). There is still some work to do creating an online version using Moodle 2.0.
I return to Laos this week for another month and will assist in the training of the ‘master trainers’. Some training will take place at NUOL and we will then have three weeks out at Van Vieng to train teachers from Luang Prabang and Champasak universities.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience in Laos, learning much in the process – I believe that we have created something quite unique that will considerably strengthen higher education in Laos.
Where to next?
…haha …. I wish I knew. I have no doubt that there will be further in Laos but at present I am on the lookout for further consultancy opportunities – Let me know if you think I can help!
P.S. Many thanks to David Deeds for his excellent posts to my blog during my ‘dormant period’ – If anyone else woulod like to contribute then you are more than welcome.