Teachers: Are you looking for practical skills on how to integrate technology into your classroom? Don’t know which technology to use when? Want to be 100% up to date with EdTech? Boy, do we have good news for you! Wits University has an online EdTech course just for you.
Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn practical EdTech skills and learn how to implement those skills in the classroom. The first course kicks off in 2 weeks – sign up now.
Registrations close: 26 July 2016
Course fees: R10,900
Course fees: R10,900
This 12-week short course is presented by GetSmarter, Africa’s leading provider of online education. Just to let you know a little about GetSmarter’s level of legitness: they are currently running certified short courses through MIT and Berkeley among other world-leading universities.
Having covered a lot of EdTech products on the platform, we know that not all teachers are comfortable or want to grow in this area. We believe this online EdTech course can enable any teacher to integrate technology in the classroom in no time.
The course is run online and has been built with teacher’s busy schedules in mind. It is also certified by the University of Witwatersrand, which is great for the CV!
What the Online EdTech Course is all about
This 12-week online course will provide you with the ability to assess and select appropriate technology to integrate into your teaching strategies. By gaining an understanding of how different types of technology can be used for various types of teaching and learning activities, you will be able to adapt your own teaching practices to include a variety of technologies that will enable you to better engage your students and enrich their learning experience.
Is this course for you?
This course is designed for teachers currently practising in the primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education sectors. In addition, this course is particularly suited to teachers in the formal sector and trainers in the informal sector; education developers; instructional designers; people new to online or blended-mode teaching; or those who want to improve their current teaching practice.
Who will be teaching me?
Kobus van Wyk has been in the IT industry for 35 years. In 2001, he was commissioned to start and manage the widely acclaimed Khanya Project in the Western Cape, one of the greatest e-learning success stories on the continent.
He currently works for Mustek as an e-learning activist, helping education authorities to develop e-learning implementation strategies. Kobus has written a number of books dealing with technology in education and has spoken at conferences globally on e-learning topics.
Find out more about the course here: Wits Online EdTech Course
Here are what some teachers have to say after successfully completing this online EdTech course:
“I found that so much could be implemented in my classroom which made the course feel really worthwhile. I have an incredibly demanding schedule so being able to slot in the modules at any time that suited me was the greatest benefit.”
-Lauren Minni, past student
“The course was incredibly beneficial, as it was practical and allowed me to apply what I was learning to my current teaching. The collaborative discussion groups made the learning experience highly enjoyable and informative.”
-Gary Frayne, past student
“The best part for me was being able to study and work through the modules in my own time. I was not restricted to a specific time of day – which is crucial when you are working full time. Creating my own curriculum plan based on teaching with technology and being given advice on how to enhance it, was hugely beneficial.”
-Tracey McGee, past student
“The course provided me with a deep understanding of the why/how/when/what questions which needs to be answered when educators want to make their lives easier by using technology. A lot of effort went into creating a suitable learning environment: an easy to use a platform and knowing that support is available at a press of a button, makes it a great experience.”
-Andelie Zeeman, past student
3 main things stand out when reading these testimonies:
1) Practical application
2) Ability to study in own time
3) Discussion groups made the experience personal and enjoyable
If you think you are ready to take just 12 weeks to become educated in EdTech and want to implement EdTech in your classroom – Find out more here
Some closing words from Kobus van Wyk
“It is a mistake to think that the novelty of technology will automatically translate into better learning. In fact, it may be a distraction unless teachers acquire sufficient skills to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.”