Effectiveness of the Capacity Development Programme on the Creation of IMFUNDO Modules by the University Teachers
Keywords:Training, empowerment framework, learning management system, instructional design, online teaching, COVID-19 pandemic, univerisity teachers
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the capacity development programme on the creation of IMFUNDO modules during post-COVID-19 lockdown. The participants were 116 University teachers from the Faculty of A and B. Mixed-method research was used. Data were collected through open-ended and closed-ended questionnaires, and interviews. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS frequency distribution. Atlas.ti was used to analyse the qualitative data. The results revealed that 109 (90.5%) of the teachers strongly agree and agree that, during the planning phase, the incorporation of IMFUNDO and technology in the curriculum was clearly stated on both the module descriptor and study guide. It was also found that 88 (76.9%) of the teachers strongly agree and agree that they constructed, scaffolded and chunked the learning content and activities based on the IMFUNDO structure for each learning unit of the module. It was further established that teachers were positive, felt great, and received excellent support during the training. It is recommended that further studies be conducted on the implementation and quality of the IMFUNDO modules during COVID-19 lockdown.