Some of you might remember that I posted a blog about online learning. I enrolled for a free course, "MOOCS and the South African Higher Education Landscape" (moocs.org.za). I have learnt a few interesting facts about online learning and find the discussions interesting.
The assignments are done in the form of a blog. Specific topics are identified. I have copied and pasted the following from my latest blog:
"The landscape of higher education has changed tremendously over…Continue
The landscape of higher education has changed over the past years and online learning is increasing every year. Universities have to take into consideration what the masses wants and can online learning address these needs ... it can reach more people than the traditional universities and colleges.
My first post matric qualification was done full time but thereafter I enrolled and completed two qualifications through UNISA (correspondence). Technology was in those years…Continue
by Andre Steenekamp
For a business that's so driven by its people, the digital agency environment is one characterised by high levels of staff turnover and burn-out. What's more, many agencies are also finding it difficult to keep their skills base up to date in an ever-evolving landscape. These realities show just how important it is for digital agencies to start thinking about talent management as a strategic priority. Management needs to take charge and understand that…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
A client has an urgent need of the following - can you assist?
Please refer to the Job Specs:
General Manager: Innovative Learning Solutions
Manager: Outcome Based Learning
Manager: Artisan Development
Just send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your e-mail contact address and I will put you in touch with the client. Only experienced and dynamic people please - no experience do not respond please.
We have always looked to the matric pass rate as one of the main indicators of the level and quality of education in the country but should we find a more direct way of measuring literacy and numeracy in the country?
According to the findings of the Third National Diagnostic Report into the 2013 matric exams, matric students cannot write in paragraphs, do not understand matric exam questions and are unfamiliar with the key terminology used in their subjects.
“In short - pupils…Continue
Added by Cindy Payle on January 9, 2014 at 15:24 — No Comments
Three billion unskilled and semi-skilled workers around the world are jobless. A mammoth 1.5 billion jobs need to be created globally for the world to win the war against unemployment. This was the message from the 30th International Pan Pacific Business Conference which was hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) earlier this year.
South Africa, like many emerging countries, is facing a major talent shortage. The latest Talent Shortage Survey…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on October 31, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
An infographic can be a great addition to a course – or in fact any learning situation. You could use it to summarise a process or to communicate a set of facts or statistics in an interesting way. The good news is that you don't have to be a graphic designer - you can build your own infographic using tools that you probably have already – like PowerPoint and some free online graphic resources.
I recently built an…Continue
Added by Shelley Smith on October 28, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…Continue
Added by Wilma de Villiers on September 29, 2013 at 22:05 — No Comments
If a strategic plan can be used to determine the required human capital, and industry experience is used as credit in an integrated system, it implies that there could be a link between skills, performance and eventually, certification. Skill (techne in Greek) is used to denote expertise developed in the course of training and experience. It includes not only trade and craft skills as acquired by apprenticeship, but high-grade performance in many fields, such as professional practice, the…Continue
Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on September 11, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". This is true for all businesses and ventures. I have often found this among clients, whether it is SMEs requiring business coaching; training employees within large companies; setting up systems, processes and strategies and even helping non-profit organizations to leverage off of enterprise development and socio-economic development. Despite the different solutions that are developed and the diverse…Continue
Added by Jared Shippel on July 29, 2013 at 15:21 — No Comments
Online education specialists believe as the market continues to embrace technology and digitise the learning experience, there is an increasing need to consider the merits of combining e-learning with instructor-led training workshops.
The benefits of e-learning are well documented and decision makers understand these well, which is why there is an escalating demand for this type of learning. E-learning provides clients with a simple learning methodology that can be…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on July 26, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
Fasset invites registered members to join us in a full day workshop entitled Valuing Diversity in the Workplace.
You will learn to understand and handle diversity effectively, help contribute to an inclusive and welcoming work environment and a more productive…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 — No Comments
Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 8:59 — No Comments
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FROM TRAINING PROVIDERS TO DELIVER SERVICES SETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES…
Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
I was totally shocked to see this morning that my daughter could not get her lunch in her school bag because of all her books and textbooks. No, she is not in High School but only in Grade 6. She was forced to get and extra bag to take her books in.
I asked her why does she have all your books everyday and she said she needs it for homework.
I am shocked to think that there is no management from the teachers that offers the various subjects. She has homework…Continue
Added by Kelly Barron on January 25, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS TO DELIVER SERVICES SETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES
The Services Sector for Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance to government’s growth initiatives. All SETAs were recently reviewed and SSETA has been re- licensed to execute…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on December 14, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FROM SERVICES SETA EMPLOYERS TO REGISTER FOR DISCRETIONARY GRANTS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN SSETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES
The Services Sector for Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance to government’s growth initiatives. All SETAs were recently…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on December 5, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
by Prof Jonathan Jansen
My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.
It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker's children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…
Added by Cindy Payle on July 20, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments
Call the rain offers HIV/Aids counselling and awareness training which is primarily presented through a ‘story-telling method’. The organisation has been recognised for its unique method of bringing the message across but its latest approach seems to be the most radical yet.
In her article Using politics to teach ARV adherence founder Nicolene Rose-Innes explains that through a process of association, communities are learning about different drugs and the…Continue