Cybersecurity course for teachers commences 21 November 2022

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COL’s third offering of the Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) course is now open for registration and starts 21 November 2022.

Over four weeks, participants will learn about various attack vectors that cybercriminals can exploit in websites, mobile devices and other platforms commonly used for digital learning. The course will also explore how to secure communication channels in online learning.

Each week, a one-hour webinar will be held where participants will engage with one another and interact with experienced practitioners in the field of cybersecurity and digital learning.

The first two offerings of the course took place in 2020 and attracted over 3,700 participants from 68 countries.

Ms Shrimati Samaroo Singh, a primary school teacher from Trinidad and Tobago, participated in an earlier offering and had this to say,

“I have gained more self-confidence. I am more comfortable teaching online as cybersecurity was a major issue for my students and myself. This was a very educational, informative, and interesting course which made learning very easy.”

Another participant, Mr Abel Idrisu Shaba, a secondary school teacher in Nigeria, expressed the importance of the knowledge gained in protecting students online and added, “This course has exposed me to the dangers of online learning and how to protect students against it.”

Dr Betty Ogange, COL’s Education Specialist, Teacher Education commented, “In this third offering of the course, we have built on the feedback gained from the first two offers. Participants will interact with experts in cybersecurity and digital learning as well as educators from other parts of the world.”

This CTT course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (ACTT) course to be offered in the coming weeks.

For more information on the CTT course or to enrol, please visit

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