Via Afrika Digital Education Academy

Join us for an intensive training workshop to improve your skills in digital education!

You’ve asked for it, and we’re giving it to you! The Via Afrika Digital Education Academy is hosting a series of one-day workshops – join us to sharpen your digital education skills and earn PD points upon successful completion of the workshops!

Have a look at the locations around the country we’ll be visiting, and book your session now! At only R990 per day, you’ll be saving R720. Remember, spaces are limited – so don’t miss out.

For a detailed explanation of what you’ll cover in each workshop, download the Via Afrika Digital Education Academy brochure here.

Check out the extended programme for the rest of the year below! Simply click on the programme to register, or visit this form.


“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

There has been much excitement about digital technologies in education and how they are revolutionising the classroom. From textbooks being brought to life with augmented reality, to apps that allow learners to test themselves whenever and wherever they want, the forms in which the ‘e’ in elearning come are many.

eLearning holds the promise to assist in improving issues in South African education. Without educators being properly skilled in how to use these tools in their classrooms, however, the intervention of elearning in education will not bear the fruits it promises. Via Afrika believes that the educationally sound combination of technology, content and pedagogy is the key to unlocking digital education in South Africa.

Via Afrika has developed a bouquet of Android-based training courses for teachers to grow their knowledge, skills and confidence in digital technologies and digital education practices at the Via Afrika Digital Education Academy.

How It Works

Face-to-face training

In this 2-hour training session, you will meet in a group of a minimum of 20 teachers and the expert facilitator to complete the course. You will receive a set of course notes. You will be able to do the assessment after the course in your own time, and submit it by the due date.

These training sessions are held across the country when numbers allow. Complete the registration form by clicking register now. We will then contact you about the next course in your area. Alternatively, you can get a group of 20 teachers together and we will come to you.

Please note: You need to bring your own Android tablet device.

Webinar training

Complete the pre-registration form. We will then contact you about the next online course. Log in online and participate with other educators in a live 2-hour webinar with a facilitator. You will be able to download a set of course notes. You will be able to do the assessment after the course in your own time, and submit it by the due date. Visit our website for more information about when the next course will be held.

Please note: You will need your own Android tablet device and an internet-connected computer to view the webinar on.

Online recorded webinar training

Log in online and do the course at your own pace. The course is made up of recorded elements of the webinars, and you will be able to download a set of course notes to guide you. You will be able to do the assessment after the course in your own time, and submit it by the due date.

Please note: You will need your own Android tablet device and an internet-connected computer to view the webinar on.

When are the courses?

The courses are run at different times throughout the year. Visit our website and complete the pre-registration form. We will then contact you about the next course in your area. You can also get a group of 20 teachers together and we will arrange a face-to-face training session or 10 teachers for a webinar when it suits the group. Online recorded webinar courses can take place at any time.

COURSE OUTLINE

Course 1

Getting to know and use your tablet device

Beginner (offered as face-to-face learning only)

Session 1: All About Tablet Devices
Session 2: Making Contact With The World
Session 3: My Tablet Device Is Mine!

Intermediate

Session 1: There’s An App For That
Session 2: Finding it on the internet
Session 3: Making the tablet device work for you – files

Advanced

Session 1: Making The Tablet Device Work For You – Calendars And Data Management
Session 2: Making The Tablet Device Work For You – eBooks And eReaders
Session 3: Taking The Tablet To School

Course 2

Social Media

Beginner

Session 1: Introducing social media
Session 2: Creating your social media accounts
Session 3: A look at YouTube

Intermediate

Session 1: Social media in the classroom: useful or just fun?
Session 2: Facebook in the classroom
Session 3: Twitter in the classroom

Advanced

Session 1: YouTube in the classroom
Session 2: Blogging in the classroom
Session 3: Don’t forget the other social media

Course 3

Google and Google Apps

Beginner

Session 1: The Google Apps package and Google Drive
Session 2: Google Docs
Session 3: Google Calendar

Intermediate

Session 1: Google+
Session 2: Google Hangouts
Session 3: Creating my own teaching and learning content

Advanced

Session 1: Google Apps that will open a new world to your learners
Session 2: Streamline your class with Google Forms
Session 3: Google Sheets

Course 4

Digital Learning In Schools

Beginner

Session 1: Why eLearning?
Session 2: Getting technical
Session 3: Content for the tablet devices

Intermediate

Session 1: Apps for teachers for demonstrations and content creation
Session 2: Games teach too
Session 3: Learner Management Systems

Advanced

Session 1: Online assessment tools
Session 2: The gamification of education
Session 3: Management and usage of ICTs in schools

OUTCOMES

What certification will I get?

All training courses are being submitted to the South African Council for Educators (SACE) to be endorsed with the relevant Professional Development (PD) points. In addition to this, you will receive a certificate issued by Via Afrika, as well as a digital badge for inclusion in your online profiles to show others just how you are developing your digital knowledge and skills.

REQUIREMENTS

What do I need?

For the face-to-face training, you will need to travel to the venue at your own cost. At the venue, you will need to have an Android tablet device.

For the webinar and online recorded webinar training, you will need access to an internet connection as well as an Android tablet device. You will also need a computer to view the training on while you work with your tablet. You can view the training on any internet-connected computer, anywhere.

HOW MUCH DOES A 2-HOUR TRAINING SESSION COST?

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Face-to-Face

(minimum of 20 participants at a venue)

Webinar

(minimum of 20 participants registered)

Online Recorded

Beginner

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3

Intermediate

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3

Advanced 

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R570
  • R570
  • R570

 

  • R470
  • R470
  • R470

 

  • R470
  • R470
  • R470

 

  • R470
  • R470
  • R470

All prices are VAT inclusive. Note: Prices given are our special offer for teachers only. No venue fee or refreshments are included in these prices.

Visit our website to find out about our regular FREE webinars!

How do I pay?

You will be able to pay with a credit card on our secure payment gateway on our website.

I have more questions, who can I ask?

Please email us on VATraining@viaafrika.com or phone Maria at 021 406 3005 or 082 339 2687.

How do I register?

Click the REGISTER NOW button at the top of this page and complete the form. You can also go here.