UNISA Short Course in Applied Information Security

UNISA Short Course in Applied Information Security

Short Course in Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning (76810)Purpose

The main purpose of empowering the person with knowledge and skills to use mobile learning

  • To introduce the educator to the unique affordances of mobile technology in the educational context;
  • To empower the person in educational situations to harness the unique affordances of mobile technologies in an effective and efficient manner;
  • To critically investigate mobile technology and applications for their usefulness in a given educational context.

Target group

People who wish to gain skills in the use of mobile devices to enhance teaching and learning. Applicants require basic mobile phone-, Windows-and Internet skills. A teaching qualification is recommended but not mandatory.
 Admission requirements

  • Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
  • Internet access
  • Mobile phone (smart phone with Internet access)
  • A teaching qualification is recommended but not mandatory.

Duration

6 months
 Language medium

English
 Registration periods

for more information about the registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za
 

Tuition method

The Unisa open and distance method for blended learning will be followed. Study material will be provided according to the model for blended learning. At least one compulsory assignment has to be submitted for evaluation and feedback. Feedback will ensure interaction with learners and this may be re-enforced through the use of online discussion sessions and social media technologies.
 Kind of assessment

Formative assessment will be used in the feedback on assignments. Summative assessment will be implemented in the evaluation of a portfolio.
 Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning (CSMT01E)Syllabus/Content Topics

Orientation and awareness

  • Definition and examples of mobile devices used in teaching and learning. For example the types of devices ( e.g. Smart phone, feature phone, low end).
  • Best practices in using mobile devices (Mobiquette)
  • Ethical and legal considerations in using mobile devices (Creative Commons etc.)
  • Cost

 
Exploration of mobile technologies in teaching and learning
•Locating appropriate content
•Creating appropriate content
•Sharing content
 
Applications
•Engaging with content
•Communication
 
Practical implementation of the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning in a specific context

  • Assessment of the students teaching and learning context
  • Development of a mobile technology teaching and learning profile consisting of appropriate services and applications.

 
Exploration of the educators roles and responsibilities in the ethical use of technology

  • Identify ethical issues in the use of mobile technology in education
  • Identify issues in their own context of using mobile technology in education

Course leader

Ms D van Heerden (BA)
School of Computing
Office: 8-76
Tel: 6069
Email: vheerme1@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms E Havenga
School of Computing
Office: TvW 8-39
Tel: 012 429 6089; Fax: 012 429 6771
Email: havene@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.