ICHD offers a special online course titled "How Children Learn?" which is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. There are a few institutions like IED-BRACU, ICMH, and TDI, which offer face-to-face courses on early childhood development. But for the first time ever, ICHD is introducing a flexible online course on early childhood development suitable for the distant learners who can give a little effort to do the course from convenient place and suitable time. A computer/laptop and a good internet connection will be good enough to take the course.
The online course on "How Children Learn?" is suitable for any interested person, especially for frontline and mid-level staffs of Government and Non-Government organizations, university degree holders, program managers, planners & trainers, curriculum & material developers, researchers & evaluation Specialists.
ICHD designed this online course considering the need of the distant learners. It is basically an online version of a five-day face-to-face short course offered by ICHD. It is deigned in a way that a distant learner will never feel isolated and will remain in touch with the course coordinators (facilitators). The learners will experience lecture video, observation video, Online Skype Group Discussion, Article Reading and Online Reflection Session (Chatting). The learners will be able to download power points, handouts and assignment questionnaires of each individual lesson. During the course, the learners will have online interactions with renowned ECD experts, ECD graduates, practitioners. Each learner will be evaluated throughout the course and certificates will be awarded after the successful completion of the course.
The content of the course is spread into a three-month (12 weeks) timeline which the learner will find very easy going. Each week will have a different lesson that the learners have to complete step by step following a clear guideline given in each lesson. The learners will get the detail schedule at the beginning of the course which will help them make individual time plan to take part in the course very smoothly.
Red Reverse College, Canada has contributed to our online course in terms of sharing some observational videos and some articles which have been used in this online course.