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Started this discussion. Last reply by sylvia hammond Feb 8, 2013. 5 Replies

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Marie Smith replied to TRACEY WAGENAAR's discussion Assessment /Moderation question? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Tracey, for unit-standard based qualifications, learners should be assessed against all the unit standards. And you should ensure that the exit level outcomes of the qualification are covered in the assessment design."
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Marie Smith replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Cas, thank you for sharing your feedback. I cannot comment further - have identified an important learning area for myself. "
Jun 29

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Marie Smith replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Keen to learn about the ten types of questions you ask with the agendas in mind. Some of those I use (and they might not be 'labelled' correctly) are: Open - to stimulate discussion on a topic (What would happen...; Have you experienced…"
Jun 29

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Time for pest control in education and training?

My summary of background is to contextualise my concerns.I have been a co-owner of a small/medium retail business for 10 years, sandwiched between training and development experience totalling more than 20 years, in smaller organisations (but with contracts from major national companies) and large organisations. So I have been exposed to and practice best practice in education and training and I am also au fait with retail marketing techniques.I remain puzzled (I can't say 'amused') about the…See More
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Marie Smith replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Cas, we have worked together on some learning materials, or let me rather say, you have moderated some of my materials. I would still like to attend one of the programmes you facilitate to experience how you apply the concepts you are teaching."
Jun 28

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Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are invited to join now. This is your association as a member of the Skills Universe. This is an opportunity to raise your voice related to Skills issues and to have the support of like minded people.Please only add discussion topics or reply to…See More
Jun 28

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Marie Smith replied to Ryno Strydom's discussion Assessors and Moderators required - Service Seta in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Ryno, I can assist with learning material. You may inbox me should you need material. "
Jun 24

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Marie Smith replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO vs SETAs - what progress if any?
"Lynel, quite a list of valid questions. I am just wondering about the question about learners not being able to complete the workplace experience. Is the whole intention of the QCTO qualifications not to ensure that learners DO get the required…"
Jun 24

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Marie Smith replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO vs SETAs - what progress if any?
"Lynel, it might seem and feel as if nothing is happening. There have been delays, but the whole system is changing and with it goes all kinds of issues, such as format, content, policies and procedures for implementation. I have seen some…"
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Marie Smith replied to Michael van der Schyf's discussion OD ETDP Learning Material Needed to purchase in the group Learning Material Development
"Michael, I have some of the programmes available (and tested out by Training Providers who have achieved registration for the modules). Please inbox me or send an e-mail to mariesmith@skillsedge.co.za to further discuss your specific needs and the…"
Jun 4

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Marie Smith replied to Phindile Sims's discussion Accreditation in the group Accreditation Processes
"Phindile, I can assist with the QMS (policies and procedures) and learning material to meet your client's goals. I can also walk the road with them from provisional accreditation (which is what all SETAs grant on first application if…"
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Marie Smith replied to Gavin Tonks's discussion Dropped by a content provider
"Gavin, for future learning material needs you may contact me on mariesmith@skillsedge.co.za. I only take on projects where I am confident I can deliver what is expected in terms of subject matter expertise. "
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Marie Smith replied to Gavin Tonks's discussion Dropped by a content provider
"Gavin, what you have experienced seems to be a common problem in our industry. I seriously cannot see how anybody can charge R15000 for a full qualification, and then some of them also advertise month-end 'discounted rates', like the…"
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US 10349 Input data received onto appropriate computer packages within call centre

Does anybody have learning material available for this unit standard? Please inbox me with details.See More
Jan 23

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Tell us about what you do
Qualified and experienced developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments, Levels 1-5
Design fully-aligned learning material, focussing on my areas of subject matter expertise: supervisory and management development, new venture creation, skills development, learning barriers, coaching, mentoring, customer service and customer service management. Developed more than 70 programmes under the auspices of ServiceSeta, W&RSETA, ETDPSETA and MQA.
Project-managed development of full qualification (and developed most of the material) for mining management.
Extensive experience in management, management development, behaviour change through coaching and mentoring.
Experienced entrepreneur, understanding SMME retail.
Registered HR Practicitioner with SA Board for People Practice (ETDP)
Assessor, Moderator- ServiceSETA W&RSETA, ETDPSETA
More than 15 years' experience as facilitator
Skills Development Facilitator

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At 23:11 on January 29, 2013, Charles Cotter said…

Hi, Marie, we are still in the initiation phase of the establishment of SAPTA. We had our founding meeting in November 2012 in which an Executive Council was elected. SAPTA has been registered with CIPRO. Three dedicated work groups were established to focus on the pivotal areas, namely: Governance; Membership/certification and Marketing/administration.

We plan to have our first networking breakfast sometime in April in which we will invite all interested stakeholders to join us and a more formal event in June 2013.

Essentially, SAPTA's vision is to instill and foster a culture of professionalism amongst trainers and to be the custodian of the rights, interests and needs of trainers. Indeed a tall order, but we have a fantastic ExCo and work group members to drive the process.

You are welcome to register and/or volunteer for the work groups. Our next meeting will be mid-February. SAPTA will be using Skills Universe and LinkedIn as communication platforms.      

At 11:25 on November 21, 2012, Suvrajit D Chowdhury said…

I am responsible for end-to-end e-learning & training solutions delivery across verticals like Educational Institutions, Corporates in IT, Telecom, Retail, BFSI, Healthcare etc. Leverage upon our years of experience in learning and training domain in different verticals and develop diverse solutions for various clients. 

Key service offerings are listed as below:

·         Custom Content Development (WBTs, CBTs, ILTs, VILTs, Blended Solutions, Webinars, Product Trainings, Process Trainings, HR/Sales Trainings, Compliance n Regulatory Trainings, Technical Trainings, Product Manuals, Walkthroughs, Catalogs, Assessments etc.)

·         Learning and Training Staff Augmentation (Provide Resources like Instructional Designers, Technical Writers, Quality Analysts, Multimedia Developers\Designers, Programmers, SMEs, Project Managers etc. in Onsite and Offsite models)

·         Content Localization (Text, Audio and Video translation in more than 40+ International languages like European, Latin American and Asia-Pac languages)

·         Content Re-purposing and Re-engineering (Conversion of legacy content into newer forms and newer technologies)

·         LMS/LCMS Solutions

·         Technical Trainings for Education

·         Mobile (Smart Phones & Tablets) and Game based Learning

·         Simulation/Scenario based learning

·         2D/3D Animations, Multimedia Services

·         XML/HTML Services

·         Learning Portals Development

·         Social Learning Communities Development

Please let me know if i could be at your assistance.

 

Regards,

Suvrajit

At 15:20 on May 31, 2011, Henriette van Twisk said…

Hi Marie

I have not forgotten about you - I have asked the question and they will let me know what we can do shortly!

At 18:41 on May 24, 2011, Henriette van Twisk said…

Hi Marie

it would seem we have a glitsch - CIMAP website has a full page explaining the RPL facility as well as a list of available qualifications under News and Views.  E-mail seems to be working fine but have not received anything from you today.  Please give me a call on 079 346 2298 if you continue having problems? 

Thanks 'Henriette

Marie Smith's Blog

Time for pest control in education and training?

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 10:21 0 Comments

My summary of background is to contextualise my concerns.

I have been a co-owner of a small/medium retail business for 10 years, sandwiched between training and development experience totalling more than 20 years, in smaller organisations (but with contracts from major national companies) and large organisations. So I have been exposed to and practice best practice in education and training and I am also au fait with retail marketing techniques.

I remain puzzled (I can't say…

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Evaluating learning material to be acquired or developed

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:56 19 Comments

When deciding on a developer or a supplier of off-the-shelf SAQA-aligned outcomes-based learning material and assessments, the Training Provider's dilemma is how to evaluate the potential contractor or supplier.

Some time ago, the question arose of what guidelines can be given to training providers when they have to decide on contracting a designer/developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments or when they buy 'off-the-shelf' material.

The suggestions that…

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Minister Nzimande's budget tomorrow - Main & Guardian

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 20:20 2 Comments

Nzimande's budget: Universities take strain

DAVID MACFARLANE: NEWS ANALYSIS - Apr 23 2012 17:52



On the eve of Parliament's crucial discussion on Tuesday about the financing of South…

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