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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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Digital Citizenship and Netiquette

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The Internet and Internet-enabled technologies continue to develop very fast. This has many benefits, but it changes to the way in which learners learn, communicate and interact. Learners are keen and avid users of the Internet and mobile technologies. They are seen as ‘digital natives’, always surrounded by technologies. There are many social, educational and economic benefits for learners in using ICTs. Learners need to understand what is acceptable and appropriate behaviour in an online society.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Internet Safety

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The internet is a very useful tool for the classroom. It gives you access to content such as videos, pictures, and research. It is also a communication tool. But the internet can be dangerous if you are not aware of the threats that exist. This unit will teach you about internet safety. It is important to know how to be safe on the internet because you need to keep your private information to yourself and make sure that your students are not falling victim to crime on the internet.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Introduction to the TPACK Framework

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Teaching with technology is not always simple, especially if our aim is to improve the quality of the learning that is happening in our classrooms. Because technology is generally pretty expensive and takes quite a bit of effort of organise and care for, it makes sense that we would want to get our money’s worth by making sure that the end product – the quality of learning – is as good as it can be and keeps improving. Otherwise, why bother? In this unit, we are going to learn about one of the most popular and useful frameworks to help us think about teaching well and effectively with technology. It is called the TPaCK framework. TPaCK is short for Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Project Based Learning

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How can you engage your learners in authentic learning that develops their 21st Century skills and that makes space for ICTs to be leveraged to maximum effect. There are many answers to these questions but one important answer is to be found in Project Based Learning (PBL). This unit is part 1 of a 2 part series on PBL. In this unit, we will cover the basics of what PBL is, what its key components are and why it is such a powerful teaching methodology. In part 2, we will dig into some of the details of how to design a project for your class.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Assessment policy in CAPS and the cycle of assessment

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In this unit, we are going to take a closer look at what the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) say about assessment. Just by their name, one assumes they have some important things to tell us. We are also going to look at the overall cycle of assessment. Assessment is not a once off event like a test or exam. That test of exam is just a part of the assessment cycle. We will go into more of the details of parts of the assessment cycle in later units.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Multimedia and Simulations

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All of us are constantly surrounded by multimedia, all the time. It has become a hugely pervasive and important feature of modern life – for good and ill. Multimedia is also an increasingly important tool in education and, when the right kinds of multimedia are used in the right ways, it can provide tremendous benefits. In this unit, we will learn about some of the features of multimedia and what role it can play in our classrooms. We will also learn specifically, how you can create your own multimedia resources that do exactly what you need them to do.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Instructional Design

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Instructional design is basically something you do every time you plan a lesson. You are designing how the instruction will take place. You consider what the objectives of the lesson are, what actions you will take, what actions your learners will take, how you will assess what your learners have learnt and in what sequence all of this is going to happen. One benefit of doing this in a physical classroom is that you can change direction whenever and however you need to based on how your learners respond. In this unit, however, we are going to consider instructional design for the online environment, where your interaction with learners is more limited and it is harder to change things in the middle of a lesson. For this reason, your planning needs to be more careful and considered.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Creation of a learning environment

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This unit is the third in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. They identify a number of issues that need to be addressed when designing a learning environment that embraces 21st Century Skills. In this unit we will look how students can build an online learning environment to interact with both class members and potentially the community.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Implement a learning environment

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This unit is the fourth in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. This unit is different from the others in this series as we encourage participants to implement the learning environment they have built up in the previous units. We want to know what happens!

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance

Pervasive Education

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Learning goes beyond what we learn in traditional classroom settings, and even beyond e-learning. There are opportunities to learn in everyday life, and education is not something that can only be found in textbooks or in a classroom, but everywhere. In this unit, you will learn about how to get your learners engaged and learning outside traditional learning environments.

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Author: Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance