Via Afrika has developed a bouquet of Change management, Android-based and Windows-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 does it work?

Face-to-face training

In these 2-hour training sessions, you will meet in a group of a minimum of 10 teachers and the expert facilitator to complete the session. You will receive a set of session notes. You will be able to do the assessment after the session in your own time, and submit it by the due date.
These training sessions are held across the country when numbers allow.
If you have a group of at least 10 teachers who are interested in the training, click the button below.

Cost: R570 per two-hour session

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Online training

Log in online and do the session at your own pace. The sessions are made up of videos as well as online activities and assessments. 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.
We currently offer 72 sessions from Courses 1 to 8 as online training. Scroll down for the full Via Afrika Digital Education Academy curriculum.

Cost: R125 per two-hour session

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Please note: You need to bring your own Android tablet device or Windows tablet device as well as charger and extension cord to face-to-face sessions, or have access to one for online sessions, depending on the session you are attending.

Outcomes

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

For the online training, you will need access to an internet connection as well as an Android or Windows 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.

The curriculum

The Via Afrika Digital Education Academy offers a variety of training sessions, categorised into theme-specific courses. The information below provides an overview of the different sessions or you can download a detailed catalogue by clicking the button below.

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VIA AFRIKA DIGITAL EDUCATION ACADEMY

SACE Provider Number: PR12890

Course 1

KNOW AND USE YOUR ANDROID TABLET DEVICE

  • beginner level

    • session 1: ALL ABOUT ANDROID TABLET DEVICES
    • session 2: MAKING CONTACT WITH THE WORLD
    • session 3: MY ANDROID TABLET DEVICE IS MINE!
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: THERE’S AN ANDROID APP FOR THAT
    • session 2: FINDING IT ON THE INTERNET
    • session 3: MAKING THE ANDROID TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU – FILES
  • advanced level

    • session 1: MAKING THE ANDROID TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU – CALENDARS AND DATA MANAGEMENT
    • session 2: MAKING THE ANDROID TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU – eBOOKS AND eREADERS
    • session 3: TAKING THE ANDROID TABLET TO SCHOOL

Course 2

SOCIAL MEDIA ON ANDROID TABLET DEVICES

  • beginner level

    • session 1: INTRODUCING SOCIAL MEDIA
    • session 2: CREATING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
    • session 3: SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM - USEFUL OR JUST FUN?
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: DON’T FORGET THE OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA
    • session 2: FACEBOOK IN THE CLASSROOM
    • session 3: TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM
  • advanced level

    • session 1: A LOOK AT YOUTUBE
    • session 2: YOUTUBE IN THE CLASSROOM
    • session 3: BLOGGING IN THE CLASSROOM

Course 3

GOOGLE AND GOOGLE APPS ON ANDROID TABLET DEVICES

  • beginner level

    • session 1: THE GOOGLE APPS PACKAGE AND GOOGLE DRIVE
    • session 2: GOOGLE DOCS
    • session 3: GOOGLE CALENDAR AND GOOGLE SLIDES
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: GOOGLE+
    • session 2: GOOGLE HANGOUTS
    • session 3: CREATING MY OWN TEACHING AND LEARNING CONTENT
  • advanced level

    • 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 FOR ANDROID USERS

  • beginner level

    • session 1: WHY eLEARNING?
    • session 2: GETTING TECHNICAL
    • session 3: MANAGEMENT AND USAGE OF ICTs IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: CONTENT FOR THE TABLET DEVICES
    • session 2: APPS FOR TEACHERS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND CONTENT CREATION
    • session 3: ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
  • advanced level

    • session 1: LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    • session 2: GAMES TEACH TOO
    • session 3: THE GAMIFICATION OF EDUCATION

Course 5

KNOW AND USE YOUR WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE

  • beginner level

    • session 1: ALL ABOUT MY WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE
    • session 2: MAKING CONTACT WITH THE WORLD WITH MY WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE
    • session 3: MY WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE IS MINE!
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: THERE’S A WINDOWS APP FOR THAT
    • session 2: FINDING IT ON THE INTERNET
    • session 3: MAKING THE WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU - FILES
  • advanced level

    • session 1: MAKING THE WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU - CALENDARS AND DATA MANAGEMENT
    • session 2: MAKING THE WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE WORK FOR YOU - eBOOKS AND eREADERS
    • session 3: TAKING THE WINDOWS TABLET DEVICE TO SCHOOL

Course 6

SOCIAL MEDIA ON WINDOWS TABLET DEVICES

  • beginner level

    • session 1: INTRODUCING SOCIAL MEDIA
    • session 2: CREATING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
    • session 3: SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM: USEFUL OR JUST FUN?
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: DON’T FORGET THE OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA
    • session 2: FACEBOOK IN THE CLASSROOM
    • session 3: TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM
  • advanced level

    • session 1: A LOOK AT YOUTUBE
    • session 2: YOUTUBE IN THE CLASSROOM
    • session 3: BLOGGING IN THE CLASSROOM

Course 7

MICROSOFT FOR WINDOWS TABLET DEVICES

  • beginner level

    • session 1: INTRODUCING MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 EDUCATION AND ONEDRIVE
    • session 2: MICROSOFT WORD AND MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
    • session 3: MICROSOFT POWERPOINT
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: MICROSOFT ONENOTE
    • session 2: SKYPE AND YAMMER
    • session 3: MICROSOFT FORMS AND ONLINE ASSESSMENT APPS
  • advanced level

    • session 1: MICROSOFT MIX AND BLENDED LEARNING
    • session 2: MICROSOFT EXCEL
    • session 3: OFFICE SWAY AND THE MICROSOFT EDUCATOR COMMUNITY

Course 8

DIGITAL LEARNING IN SCHOOLS FOR WINDOWS USERS

  • beginner level

    • session 1: WHY eLEARNING?
    • session 2: GETTING TECHNICAL
    • session 3: MANAGEMENT AND USAGE OF ICTs IN SCHOOLS
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: CONTENT FOR WINDOWS TABLET DEVICES
    • session 2: APPS FOR TEACHERS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND CONTENT CREATION
    • session 3: ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
  • advanced level

    • session 1: LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    • session 2: GAMES TEACH TOO
    • session 3: THE GAMIFICATION OF EDUCATION

course 9

  • beginner level

    • session 1: EDUCATION IS CHANGING – SO WHAT?
    • session 2: THE VIA AFRIKA CHANGE MANAGEMENT MINDSET MODEL FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION
    • session 3: MAKING MYSELF ADAPT-ABLE TO CHANGE
  • intermediate level

    • session 1: THE ROLE OF THE CHANGE FACILITATOR IN THE VIA AFRIKA CHANGE MANAGEMENT MINDSET MODEL FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION
    • session 2: WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS
    • session 3: WORKING WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS – SKILLS ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
  • advanced level

    • session 1: DEVELOPING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
    • session 2: IMPLEMENTING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
    • session 3: MAKING CHANGE STICK
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