Teacher education in the 21st century digitalization: Open access, digital health and wellness: Colloquium presentation at the Aga Khan-IED Conference Oct 23-25, 2017, Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda

Professional development is about both seasoned/veteran or novice teachers being better learners too. The 21st century learning environment for teachers is technology infused and induced. The students having the dominance of being technology savvy, creates a direction for crafting a teacher who should not only be technology conscious but one who utilizes this technology to avail of endless information, great ideas and breakthroughs from scholarly works and scientific researches to enhance, innovate and effect first order and second order changes in the teaching-learning environment. This colloquium then intends to highlight inclusion of open access (OA) digital health and wellness in the professional development of teachers. Authentic information from the two seminars/workshops (facilitated by Mr. David Ball, Project Officer for 2 European Union projects on open access: PASTEUR4OA and FOSTER; African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics/ACEIE, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa) attended by the authors are orchestrated into impressive pedagogical tools to share vital knowledge and skills pertaining to open access, digital health and wellness (citizenship norms, health and ergonomics, information ethics, cyber safety and security).
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Teacher education, Open access, Digitalisation, Digital wellness, Digital health, Teachers with technology, Teacher innovation, Cyber safety, Ergonomics