The Blended Learning Specialist Certification Programme is a part of IDI’s enhancing eLearning Capacity Programme. In its current strategic plan, ASOSAI intends to pilot blended learning programme for its member SAIs. Such a programme would require resource persons trained in both eLearning and face-to-face facilitation.
The IDI and ASOSAI conducted a three-week workshop in Bangkok, Thailand from 9-27 October 2017 in which 34 eLearning Specialists from 11 SAIs participated. Subsequently, the participants were required to design and develop a one-day course and submit to the IDI by the 31st of December 2017 as a part of evaluating the functional competencies to be certified as a blended learning specialist.
In this regard, a week-long meeting was held in Oslo from 5-9 February 2018 to complete and finalise the evaluation of the functional competencies of 34 participants. Three facilitators from SAIs of Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, and two IDI staff evaluated the course material submitted by the participants. The evaluation results will be finalised by 16 February 2018 after the process has been reviewed by an independent reviewer.
At the meeting, the team also discussed and documented some lessons learned from this programme, and from the IDI-ASOSAI eLearning Specialists Certification Programme.