AUF 2020: Initiation to Distance Learning

Funding Source

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie


Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie- Programme pour les Caraïbes


July – August 2020 (2 months)



Digital skills,

Open access resource,
Open course




In July-August 2020 an online specialisation course was offered at two Caribbean universities, namely the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Universidad Central de Las Villas, in Cuba. Both universities are members of AUF, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, which was the client for this training through its regional board in the Caribbean. Katerina Zourou was recommended to the AUF by Mr. Patrick Chardenet, Directeur Expertise & Conseil, at Forum Mondial Heracles, a consulting group to which Katerina belongs.


The overall theme of the specialisation course was “Initiation to Distance Learning” and it comprised 6 modules:


A   Gamification
B   Flipped classroom
C   Project-based teaching
D   Scenario-based teaching
E   Online student assignments and wikis
F   Mobile learning


Key project outcomes


● One 3h video conference for each module
●A series of small-group work, with team collaboration possibilities in relation to each module.