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.
Subject Matter Expert
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.
Academic Tutor Support
Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.
Student Success Coordinator
The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and a 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 applications 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 accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.