Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership & Governance

MGSLG is developing a teacher's professional development course to support the intergration of ICT into teaching and learning. The 56 units of study have been shaped by the UNESCO ICT CFT.
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OER in Action - UNESCO ICT-CFT Courses

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Developing a course, and associated materials, to support professional development can often be a costly enterprise. Designers and developers need to consider curriculum design, materials development, quality assurance, platform customisation and evaluation. Following this process step by step is often protracted and costly. The ADDIE model of instructional design, a popular and often cited ideal approach to creating courseware, suggests that analysis of needs, courseware design and development, implementation and course evaluation is required by any entity bent on creating effective courses. In contrast to this mindset, however, there is evidence that a collaborative-shared approach to instructional design challenges the ADDIE model’s assumption that each step needs to be done in-house. Since 2011, several Teacher ICT Integration professional development initiatives around the globe have demonstrated that burdens in both design and development phases can be shared, shortening the time required to design courses and develop the accompanying resources. This approach also is more cost effective than typical ventures.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Imperatives in the South African ICT in Education Policy

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In this unit we will study the national policies on ICT in Education and ask you to design, modify and/or implement classroom practices that support these policies. To be able to do this we need to be able to answer these questuions, 'Do you currently understand why the department has identified the use of ICT as an important component of our teaching?' and 'What are the challenges of using ICT in our teaching?'

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Types of ICT Used for Education

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use is increasing all over the world. It makes our lives easier and can be used as a tool to teach, to learn, to communicate and to store and retrieve information. It greatly increases the possibilities of what can be taught and how it can be taught. Because of this, it is important to understand how to use ICT to your advantage in the classroom. In this unit you will learn about the different types of ICT such as smartphones, laptops and desktop computers and how best to make use of them in your teaching.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Approaches to ICT & Pedagogical Integration

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Today’s learners use a variety of technologies to access knowledge resources and interact globally with people. These interactions create a digital society that affords learners opportunities for education, entertainment and social interaction. Consequently, teachers should consider harnessing this know-how to create learning experiences that advance the curriculum objectives and respond to the directives of the national policy studied in unit 1. In this unit we will evaluate pedagogical approaches to using ICT in such a way that it supports the teaching of curriculum objectives.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Integrating Word Processing into Teaching

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Knowing how technology works is important, however, it is even more important that you feel equipped and confident enough to use technology to enhance your teaching and the learner experience. This unit will refresh the knowledge that you gained in the face to face workshop and also help you to create some useful documents that you can use in your classroom.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Integrating Word Processing into Learning

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This unit will give you the opportunity to learn how to use MS Word in order to edit an existing document and how to print a document once you have completed it. Throughout this lesson you will be challenged to think about ways in which you can encourage your learners to use MS Word in their classroom activities and homework assignments.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Integrating Presentation Software into Teaching

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With increasing access to television, internet and movies, learners have become increasingly more visual. As teachers, instead of trying to continue using only traditional ‘chalk and talk’ methods there is a need to meet our learner’s need for visual stimulation, never at the expense of good sound teaching/pedagogy but rather to enhance the information that we are sharing with them. This unit will guide you through using presentation software to help you enhance your current teaching methods and materials. For the purposes of this unit we will be using Microsoft PowerPoint as an example of presentation software.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Integrating Presentation Software into Learning

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Presentation software tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) are useful not only for enhancing your own teaching materials and presentations with interesting images and enticing colours, but also to create interactive learning opportunities. This unit focuses on integrating a presentation software tool such as PPT into learning. It is important that you familiarise yourself with how to use Microsoft PowerPoint before you attempt this unit.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Integrating Spreadsheets into Student Learning

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In this unit we will use a spreadsheet package, MS Excel, and investigate ways students might use the package to learn. Our task will be to determine how students might harness technology, in this instance spreadsheets, to demonstrate that they have acquired a competency, knowledge or values as outlined in the curriculum? We can't provide lesson plans for every subject or grade so we will showcase a few examples and then challenge you to think how the software might be used in your classes and share your ideas with others.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Finding and Using Open Education Resources (OER)

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This unit will take you through a special type of resource called Open Education Resources (OER) which are available for teachers to use, share and adapt as they need to. You will learn where you can search for these types of resources and to be aware of the different types of licenses that may apply to these kinds of resources.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Using eMail to Support Learning

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Electronic Mail (e-mail) is a way of communicating with people by sending messages via an internet mail service to their mailbox. As a way of communicating it is fast, simple, and reliable. Because of this, knowing what e-mail is and how it can be used is a very important skill that can be used in the classroom and in daily life. This unit introduces you to what e-mail is and teaches you about how it can be used in the classroom to support learning and teaching activities.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance