Timeline: August 2020 to March 2021

Financed by: Programme for Public Higher and Technical Education Quality and Service Pertinence Programme of the Ministry of Education in Peru (PMESUT)

Delivery partner: Centre for Innovation in Education (University of Liverpool, UK)

As part of the Support Programme for the Design and Implementation of Strategies for the Continuity of Services delivered by Public Higher Education Institutions, we worked with six Peruvian universities to strengthen their capacity to deliver online education. We upscaled skills in teachers, students and technical teams in order to increase installed capacity so all beneficiary universities would be able to offer online education with high quality standards in course organisation, management, content and resource design, as well as teaching strategies.

"Our academic community has fully understood the proposal of the programme ... We are replicating it with our entire teaching staff because this will allow us to better face the continuity of remote teaching. I want to thank the British Council and the University of Liverpool for having provided us with all the necessary tools in this training process, which we have internalised at the institutional level. " - University Authority.

Project components:

  1. Situational diagnosis at university level (perceptions, institutional context, capacity and skills, technical aspects, amongst other areas).
  2. Blended training (self-study live video-conference events) designed for nearly 1,000 teachers and more than 1,700 students.
  3. Technical assistance aimed at teachers, transferring more than 200 face-to-face courses to online format, through personal and group mentoring.
  4. Technical assistance aimed at technical teams, strenthening their capacity to respond to teacher needs and the optimal monitoring and maintainance of the learning manament systems.
  5. Generation of monitoring and evaluation tools adapted to online education.

"Thanks to the knowledge acquired in this course, I will seek to apply study techniques, I will improve the way I learn from my synchronous classes, I will be more participatory and reciprocal, with impartial ideas (...) and thus provide feedback on knowledge, becoming an active student." - Mining Engineering Student

Impact of the project on beneficiary universities:

  • Improvement of perceptions about quality and equivalence between face to face and online education. In teachers, this improvement reached around 25% and in students, perceptions improved around 20% compared to the beginning of the project.
  • Strengthened teacher capacity to deliver higher education in online format by combining asynchronous (self-study) and synchronous strategies and by integrating an innovating design based on contemporary pedagogical principles.
  • Strengthened student capacity to be better online learners, with an active, reflective role and equipped with study skills that help them face the challenges of online learning.
  • Technical teams with ability to respond to teacher and student needs through permanent exploration of technical resources that support design, content creation, learning management system, as well as monitoring and evaluation of all processes involved.

"Thank you very much for allowing us to learn about what online classes are; for teachers who are used to face-to-face teaching, (the programme) made us leave our comfort zone and now we can face the new obstacles much better" - Professor of Law and Political Science.

Downloadable sample resources available in the Spanish version of this website.

"For the participants in the work sessions, (this programme) has changed the way we understand what non-face-to-face education implies. (…) We must recognise that the training process has been a success ... We worked on the framework of solidary work, always hand-in-hand with the innovation demanded by both our students and society and which was provided by the programme's mentors." - Coordinator of the programme at the university.

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