UNISA Short Course in Information and Communication Technology in Education

UNISA Short Course in Information and Communication Technology in Education

Short Course in Information and Communication Technology in Education (76811)Purpose

The purpose of empowering people to use technology in teaching is decomposed into three objectives:

  • To introduce the educator to a useful variety of technologies in education;
  • To empower the educator to interact with a selection of representative technologies in an effective and efficient manner; and finally
  • To foster an appreciation of current and future technologies for their usefulness in a given context.

Target group

People who wish to gain skills in the use of technology to empower themselves to ride the wave of technological opportunities and challenges in education.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
Applicants require basic Windows and Internet skills and 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 beldnded learning approach. 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.
 Information and Communication Technology in Education (CSIT1ED)Syllabus/Content Topics

Orientation and awareness of available ICT resources

  • Available ICT recourses that can be used to extend the learning beyond the classroom and normal contact hours.
  • Identify the available ICT technologies that the teacher has access to
  • Identify the available ICT technologies that the learners have access to

Examples: internet, mobile technology, ebooks, etc
 
Exploration of technology teaching resources
ICT technologies that can be used to develop resources for use in the classroom.
Examples: GoogleApps, www.edna.edu, open sources, arend.co, Cool projects by Microsoft, Discovery school by Discovery channel, Education site of National Geographic, The Shoa History links, Khan academy, iTools as portal to 2nd language learning.
 
Practical implementation in their context of use

  • Develop course material using various ICT available recourses, including:
    • Working with images – screen capturing tools, editing images, creating videos.
    • Working with audio – finding, sharing, creating, subscribing
    • Working with video – finding, sharing, creating, subscribing
    • Multiple choice assessment tools

Examples: PPT, MindMap (Freeplane), Screen capturing tools, video (cellphones, digital cameras), podcasts (Audacity / WebQuests), eBooks. Twitter: #edchatsa
 

  • Uploading and sharing of developed resources.

Examples: YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook, blogs, wikis, Google docs, slide share sites, Dropbox, Google Apps, WA, mixit, etc)
 
Exploration of the roles and responsibilities of educators in promoting the ethical use of technology

  • Creative commons: Ethical and security aspects (creative commons) regarding the use of ICT technology in the classroom (security, passwords, authoring tools, plagiarism)
  • Identify issues in their own context of using technology in education

Course leader

Ms R vd Merwe (BTech)
School of Computing
Office: Labs
Tel: 011 471 2929
Email: vdmerwer@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Centre for Software Engineering
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@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.