Make digital education work for you

The Via Afrika Digital Education Academy offers a variety of training sessions, categorised into theme-specific courses. Choose between face-to-face training or online training.

How does it work?

Face-to-face Training

Cost: R695 per two-hour session

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. Contact us if you have a group of at least 10 teachers who are interested in the training.

Please note: You need to bring your own Android or Windows tablet device as well as charger and extension cord to face-to-face sessions.

Online Training

Cost: R125 per two-hour session

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 81 sessions (Courses 1 to 8 and 10) as online training. Scroll down for the full Via Afrika Digital Education Academy curriculum.

Please note: You need to have access to a tablet device for online sessions, depending on the session you are attending. Courses 1 to 4 require an Android device, and Courses 5 to 8 require a Windows device. No device is required for Course 10.

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.

Testimonials

  • I’m from Sohlazane Primary School in Mpumalanga where we have a Digital Education Centre. It was the first time I had ever studied online using a tablet! I was so scared, but eventually, when I went through the notes for Session One, I started to enjoy it. Then I went on to the questions and I answered what I had just read about. In 5 to 10 minutes time my results were sent back to me through email. I have now experienced more about technology – especially with regards to smartphones, tablets and iPads – which are used by most people nowadays. I want to thank Via Afrika for uplifting my knowledge in the study of technology.
    Thokozile Zwane
  • Ingqeqesho yase-Via Afrika kwi-intanethi yimfundo esekelwe kwiwebhu (web-based learning). Ikunika ithuba lokujonga izinto ngendlela ongazange wayicingela. Uyakwazi ukuyenza ngexesha elikufaneleyo, ilula kwaye iyakuvumela ukuba ufumane ulwazi oluvela kwintuthuzelo yakho kwikhaya lakho kuyo nasiphi na isixhobo esisebenza ngombane okwazi ukufumana i-intanethi kuso. Ikunika ixesha elininzi lokuba uqhelane nomxholo owunikiweyo. Zininzi iikhosi umntu anokukhetha kuzo ezivumela ukuba utitshala, abacebisi ngokwezifundo kunye nabafundi bakwazi ukufunda nokuba baphi nanini na. Olu qeqesho lunika ootitshala abasezidolophini nabasemaphandleni ithuba lokuthatha inxaxheba kangangoko benesixhobo esinxulumeneyo kwi-intanethi. Ndiyabulela ngethuba Via Afrika!
    Patricia Nomfunda, eLearning Coordinator, Eastern Cape
  • The online training was highly practical and relevant, enhances learning and retention with expert support and one can track progress.
    Sanele Ian Thusi
  • I found the online training to be very well designed in terms of the quality of the content and delivery. It was an amazing learning experience. I now prefer taking other courses online rather than face-to-face like I did before. I just applied to take Master’s degree through an online programme because of the wonderful experience I had.
    Bonolo Sedupane
  • Bendingenamdla wokwenza ikhosi kodwa kwafuneka ndiye kuqeqesho kuba ndim owayethumele isimemo.Ndathi ndakuqala ndathabatheka, ndade ndongeza iiseshoni ezintathu kwezi bendizithengile. Bendingazi lukhulu nge-eLearning, kodwa ngoku ngenxa kaVia Afrika ndinolwazi. Iseshoni yesi-5 endiyenzileyo ingokuqulunqa inkqubo ye ICT nendlela yokuyilawula ezikolweni. Xa ndixhasa izikolo ndiyakucebisa ootitshala ukuba basebenzise izakhono ze-ICT kwinkqubo yabo yemihla ngemihla.
    Koleka Sweetness Lwana, Senior Education Specialist, Eastern Cape
  • Ek en my vrou het vanoggend ingegaan vir die aanlynopleiding. Sy het sommer die hele sessie klaargemaak tot by die Badge Assessment en dit ook reggekry. Deur julle harde werk en my hulp kan sy ook nou praat van ‘n rekenaarprogram wat sy gedoen het op die tablet. Nogmaals baie dankie!
    Russell Pitchers, Prinsipaal, Laerskool Warrenton

The Curriculum

SACE Provider Number: PR12890

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.

Courses:

Course 1

Know and use your android tablet device

Beginner Level

Course 1

Session 1

All About Android Tablet Devices


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Session 2

Making Contact With The World


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Session 3

My Android Tablet Device Is Mine!


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Intermediate Level

Course 1

Session 1

There's An Android App For That


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Session 2

Finding It On The Internet


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Session 3

Making The Android Tablet Device Work For You – Files


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Advanced Level

Course 1

Session 1

Making The Android Tablet Device Work For You – Calendars And Data Management


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Session 2

Making The Android Tablet Device Work For You – EBooks And EReaders


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Session 3

Taking The Android Tablet To School


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Course 2

Social media on android tablet devices

Beginner Level

Course 2

Session 1

Introducing Social Media


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Session 2

Creating Your Social Media Accounts


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Session 3

Social Media In The Classroom - Useful Or Just Fun?


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Intermediate Level

Course 2

Session 1

Don’t Forget The Other Social Media


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Session 2

Facebook In The Classroom


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Session 3

Twitter In The Classroom


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Advanced Level

Course 2

Session 1

A Look At YouTube


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Session 2

YouTube In The Classroom


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Session 3

Blogging In The Classroom


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Course 3

Google and google apps on android tablet devices

Beginner Level

Course 3

Session 1

The Google Apps Package And Google Drive


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Session 2

Google Docs


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Session 3

Google Calendar And Google Slides


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Intermediate Level

Course 3

Session 1

Google+


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Session 2

Google Hangouts


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Session 3

Creating My Own Teaching And Learning Content


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Advanced Level

Course 3

Session 1

Google Apps That Will Open A New World To Your Learners


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Session 2

Streamline Your Class With Google Forms


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Session 3

Google Sheets


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Course 4

Digital learning in schools for android users

Beginner Level

Course 4

Session 1

Why ELearning?


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Session 2

Getting Technical


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Session 3

Management And Usage Of ICTs In Schools


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Intermediate Level

Course 4

Session 1

Content For The Tablet Devices


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Session 2

Apps For Teachers For Demonstrations And Content Creation


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Session 3

Online Assessment Tools


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Advanced Level

Course 4

Session 1

Learning Management Systems


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Session 2

Games Teach Too


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Session 3

The Gamification Of Education


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Course 5

Know and use your windows tablet device

Beginner Level

Course 5

Session 1

All About My Windows Tablet Device


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Session 2

Making Contact With The World With My Windows Tablet Device


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Session 3

My Windows Tablet Device Is Mine!


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Intermediate Level

Course 5

Session 1

There's A Windows App For That


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Session 2

Finding It On The Internet With Bing And Microsoft Edge


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Session 3

Making The Windows Tablet Device Work For You – Files


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Advanced Level

Course 5

Session 1

Making The Windows Tablet Device Work For You – Calendars And Data Management


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Session 2

Making The Windows Tablet Device Work For You – EBooks And EReaders


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Session 3

Taking The Windows Tablet To School


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Course 6

Social media on windows tablet devices

Beginner Level

Course 6

Session 1

Introducing Social Media


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Session 2

Creating Your Social Media Accounts


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Session 3

Social Media In The Classroom - Useful Or Just Fun?


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Intermediate Level

Course 6

Session 1

A very brief introduction to social media (what it is, options, security, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube)


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Session 2

Facebook In The Classroom


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Session 3

Twitter In The Classroom


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Advanced Level

Course 6

Session 1

A Look At YouTube


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Session 2

YouTube In The Classroom


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Session 3

Blogging In The Classroom


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Course 7

Microsoft for windows tablet devices

Beginner Level

Course 7

Session 1

Introducing Microsoft Office 365 Education And OneDrive


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Session 2

Microsoft Word And Microsoft Outlook


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Session 3

Microsoft PowerPoint


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Intermediate Level

Course 7

Session 1

Microsoft OneNote


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Session 2

Skype And Yammer


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Session 3

Microsoft Forms And Online Assessment Apps


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Advanced Level

Course 7

Session 1

Office Mix And Blended Learning


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Session 2

Microsoft Excel


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Session 3

Office Sway And The Microsoft Educator Community


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Course 8

Digital learning in schools for Windows users

Beginner Level

Course 8

Session 1

Why ELearning?


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Session 2

Getting Technical


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Session 3

Management And Usage Of ICTs In Schools


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Intermediate Level

Course 8

Session 1

Content For Windows Tablet Devices


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Session 2

Apps For Teachers For Demonstrations And Content Creation


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Session 3

Online Assessment Tools


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Advanced Level

Course 8

Session 1

Learning Management Systems


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Session 2

Games Teach Too


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Session 3

The Gamification Of Education


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Course 9

Mindset change for effective digital education

Beginner Level

Course 9

Session 1

Education Is Changing - So What?


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Session 2

The Mindset Change Model For Digital Education Implementation


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Session 3

Making Myself Adapt-able To Change


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Intermediate Level

Course 9

Session 1

The Role Of The Change Facilitation Team


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Session 2

Working With Stakeholders - Dealing With Change


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Session 3

Working With The Stakeholders - Skills Assessment And Planning


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Advanced Level

Course 9

Session 1

Developing The Implementation Plan


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Session 2

Implementing The Implementation Plan


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Session 3

Making Change Stick


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Course 10

Teaching for the fourth industrial revolution

Beginner Level

Course 10

Session 1

Getting to the Fourth Industrial Revolution


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Session 2

Augmented reality (AR)


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Session 3

Virtual Reality (VR)


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Intermediate Level

Course 10

Session 4

Big data


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Session 5

Artificial intelligence (AI)


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Session 6

Coding


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Advanced Level

Course 10

Session 7

Robotics


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Session 8

GenReady for 4IR


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Session 9

Other 4IR technologies and applications


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Course 11

Teaching online

Session 1

Foundations of online teaching


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