Global Teacher Campus

Mobilizing the Global Education Coalition to support teachers in the development of digital skills and pedagogical competencies for online, remote and hybrid education, and to address learning losses.

What is the Global Teacher Campus?

The Global Teacher Campus (GTC) is a flagship program of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition. It seeks to provide teachers and educators with opportunities to improve their pedagogical knowledge and practice through the use of ICTs, digital technologies, and other forms of distance and hybrid education.

Response to the pandemic

The challenges to education that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth demand the diversification of contents, formats and pedagogies, and the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, including parents and communities, to sustain learning. Teachers have been at the forefront of these transformations and have adapted their practice to cater for longstanding and emerging needs and to a variety of contexts.

How does it work?

In this context, the GTC brings further learning opportunities for teacher professional development in the fields of hybrid and distance education, and training courses focused on the knowledge and skills required to teach at a distance and in diverse learning environments, including curriculum management and formative assessment. Drawing from the GEC partners and UNESCO’s own frameworks and standards, the GTC aims to develop teachers and more adaptive and responsive education systems.

Who can access the courses?

The GTC offers teachers, teacher educators, and teacher training institutions a curated online catalogue of self-paced and facilitated courses. All offers are free of charge. Teachers and teacher educators can access the self-paced courses by clicking the link provided.

For accessing facilitated courses, please contact the GTC team to make arrangements at: GlobalTeacherCampus@unesco.org

Available Courses

Below you can search courses available thanks to the generosity of members. Some courses may require users to register in order to gain access. All courses are free of charge. 

Online and Distance Learning for Teachers in Africa

ODLTA, is an introductory course to teachers and teacher educators who plan to conduct online and distance programs. It is developed in response to school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to use and implement distance learning with a focus on African countries. This course is available in English.


  • Online Teaching Tools
  • Distance Teaching
  • Africa
  • Introduction to Online Teaching

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The Digital Teacher

A complete introductory course for online teaching with an emphasis on digital pedagogy. Learn to use digital technologies to create relevant, authentic, and engaging learning experiences. Enhance your knowledge of digital tools and how to use them meaningfully in teaching. Designed for both novice and expert users of technology to extend and supplement their practice. This course is available in English.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Online Course Planning & Design
  • Introduction to Online Teaching

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Learning to Teach Online

Learn to design your class to make better use of educational technology (fully online or in blended contexts). Learn how online technologies can enhance your course design. Understand effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies. This is a hands-on, practical MOOC that will guide you through the creation or improvement of your online course. This course is available in English and takes approximately 18 hours to complete.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Blended Learning
  • Online Course Planning & Design
  • Online Assessment Methods
  • Introduction to Online Teaching

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University offers teacher training courses via its dedicated virtual learning environment. The courses are designed to train teachers in creating, lesson planning, and conducting online (distance) teaching and learning classes using up-to-date online educational tools. Courses are available in English.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Online Course Planning & Design
  • Online Teaching Tools
  • Introduction to Online Teaching

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Training Courses

A selection of courses to develop your knowledge in innovation and ICT, active methodologies and increase your digital abilities. Courses are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and take between 5 and 40 hours each to complete. For more information, contact us.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Blended Learning
  • Online Course Planning & Design
  • Online Assessment Methods
  • Introduction to Online Teaching
  • Digital Pedagogy

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Microsoft

Microsoft offers teacher training via its Microsoft Education platform. The courses support educators to develop expertise and grow their proficiency in distance learning tools. Through the short courses provided here, Microsoft supports the continuous professional learning and development of teachers to improve the quality of hybrid learning experiences and achievements. Courses are available in English.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Online Teaching Tools
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Blended Learning

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These partners are also providing courses

Blackboard

Blackboard offers teachers, teacher educators, and teacher education institutions a selection of facilitated courses: ‘K-12 Blackboard Collaborate’ is a synchronous platform that provides teachers with the capabilities to bring the classroom into the hands of students in a style that is like a face-to-face classroom but in a virtual environment. ‘Blended Learning and Online Strategies for K-12’ provides teachers with strategies for designing an online classroom environment, whether delivered in a blended classroom or a fully online one. ‘K-12 Blackboard Learn Ultra’ provides teachers with the key features of best practices for creating a digital classroom. All courses are available in English. For more information or to access the courses, contact GlobalTeacherCampus@unesco.org.

  • Distance Teaching
  • Online Teaching Tools
  • Online Course Planning & Design
  • Introduction to Online Teaching


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Online Teaching Academy

Move beyond a simple understanding of how tools work to applying research-based principles for effective online and blended learning practices. Learn how to implement practical strategies into your teaching immediately and develop your understanding of universal design for learning. This course is available in English and Spanish.  For more information or to access the courses, contact GlobalTeacherCampus@unesco.org.


  • Distance Teaching
  • Blended Learning
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Online Teaching Tools

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