Marie Smith's Blog (3)

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…


Added by Marie Smith on June 28, 2014 at 10:21 — No Comments

Evaluating learning material to be acquired or developed

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…


Added by Marie Smith on July 31, 2012 at 12:56 — 19 Comments

Minister Nzimande's budget tomorrow - Main & Guardian

Nzimande's budget: Universities take strain


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


Added by Marie Smith on April 23, 2012 at 20:20 — 2 Comments

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