The digital era has opened new ways of thinking about teaching and learning in classrooms and schools around the world. Teachers are confronted daily by the challenges of remaining relevant and dynamic in an ever-changing, connected and online world. This course will equip teachers to design, facilitate and innovate for new ways of teaching and learning in the technology-rich classrooms and connected learning spaces of today.
This course has been designed to drive the successful integration of technology in the classroom or learning space. With the help of exemplars, models and frameworks, you will be better informed and equipped to overcome the daily challenge of remaining relevant in the online world. At the same time, this course encourages debate, discussion and stimulates thoughts around navigating the digital landscape. Digital literacy, digital citizenship, and critical and creative thinking are key concepts that are addressed. By the end of the course, you should have improved confidence when it comes to teaching with emerging technologies, and engaging with learners in new, networked learning spaces.
Leighton Forbes has worked extensively in the education sector over the past 20 years, having graduated initially from Cape Town College of Education with a Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) in 1998. He furthered his studies by completing a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town in 2005. His teaching career has covered all areas of the education spectrum in local primary and high school contexts, public, private and international educational contexts. He has worked extensively as a teacher, researcher, technologist and recently as the Head of IT Innovation at a local high school in Cape Town, South Africa. Leighton currently drives strategic academic technology integration, policy enablement and curriculum innovation across a diverse, multi-campus digital learning infrastructure environment.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.