With the spread of the covid-19 pandemic, the shift to online education became an urgent necessity. Digital and Media Literacy became important more than ever before. And that’s what Fatima expressed after improving her level of computer proficiency with DOT Lebanon.
Globally, schools have closed their doors and adopted the online learning method. In some countries, devices were distributed to teachers and students to ensure a smooth transition to the new model. However, the case in Lebanon is different. A majority of teachers don’t have the required resources nor the skills to follow this new trend, and they’re trying hard to build their capacities and develop their skills.
Earlier this month, Fatima from the South area of Lebanon enrolled in DOT Lebanon’s Digital and Media Literacy (DML) online training program within the Generation of Innovation Leaders (GIL) program by UNICEF. She’s a math teacher with basic computer literacy, limited to typing exams and class activities. This training was an opportunity for her to better understand modern digital tools and enhance her abilities. Through the different modules of the DML course, Fatima was able to acquire new skills helping her handle the newly imposed teaching model. The sessions also allowed her to improve her methodologies and pedagogical approaches to better engage with her students during online classes.
This story is part of the Generation of Innovation Leaders (GIL) Program by UNICEF implemented by DOT Lebanon with the funding of the German and Deutsch embassies in Lebanon.