UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND

Teaching with Technology (Strategic Implementation of ICT Integration in Education)

Starts on 6 February 2017
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Course information

Length:
12 weeks online
Effort:
8 hours per week
Price:
R11,900 | Options available
University:
University of the Witwatersrand
Language:
English

Course Information

Length:
12 weeks online
Effort:
8 hours per week
Price:
R11,900 | Options available
University:
University of the Witwatersrand
Language:
English

Introduction

While education technology is not a silver bullet that can solve all of the challenges facing the contemporary educational landscape, if effectively used, it can have a pronounced impact on addressing some of the most critical challenges facing South Africa’s teachers today.

Whether you’re a teacher in the primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education sectors; a trailer in the informal sector; an instructional designer; or are interested in the field of educational technology, this short course is a great tool for improving your teaching methods and strategies through the use of various technologies.

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What will set you apart

In just 9 weeks, you’ll be able to:

  • Expand your teaching opportunities by having a practical knowledge of how to integrate appropriate technology into curriculums
  • Better engage your students and enrich their learning experience by understanding how different types of technology - such as gamification- can be used for teaching activities  
  • Take on new responsibilities in the education or training sector through your ability to create a blended learning environment and to operate a Learning Management System

 

Course curriculum

Take your teaching strategies to a new level by learning how to integrate various technology into your teaching methods. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Course Module 1: Pedagogy and the technology-enhanced classroom
  • Course Module 2: Effective instructional strategies
  • Course Module 3: Implementing technology-enhanced teaching
  • Course Module 4: Integrating Personal Learning Devices
  • Course Module 5: Creating a blended learning environment
  • Course Module 6: Using collaborative and interactive learning tools
  • Course Module 7: Using gamification and e-Learning simulations
  • Course Module 8: Employing online feedback and assessment tools
  • Course Module 9: Benefitting from an appropriate Learning Management System
  • Course Module 10: Integrating technology into curriculum planning
  • Course Module 11: Evaluating the effectiveness of technology-enhanced teaching
  • Course Module 12: Refining your curriculum plan

Earn a certificate from the University of the Witwatersrand

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 6 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 4 May 2017

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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if its going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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