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Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses: April 2022

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eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

Health Awareness Month, observed in April each year, is designed to build public awareness about the general understanding and knowledge about health, healthcare and its services, health needs, diseases, and preventive measures

We have four new CPD courses dedicated to advancing your knowledge in health awareness, please view them here.

This month’s new CPD courses in each featured field of practice are (select each below):

  1. Speech Therapy and Audiology
  2. Biokinetics
  3. Clinical Technology
  4. Dentistry
  5. Dietetics
  6. Emergency Care
  7. Environmental Health
  8. Medical technology
  9. Medicine
  10. Nursing
  11. Occupational Therapy
  12. Pharmacy
  13. Physiotherapy
  14. Psychology

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For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

AOSIS eLearning News – April 2022

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Multiple languages on your eLearning site

Providing a learning experience in a learner’s language provides them with quality training.

Though Moodle supports more than one language in its user interface and allows learners to select the language they want to navigate in, you will still need to create learning materials (e.g. PDFs, videos, and SCORMs) per language and thus create a different course for each language.

Help increase learner engagement and participation by contacting us for our content creation expertise.

How can I add groups to my Moodle courses?

As a Moodle Partner we love providing useful resources. This video shows you how to add groups to your Moodle courses. View it here.

This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Completion progress

The Completion Progress shows students an overview of their progress in the course. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can assist with its installation. Learn more.

  • Moodle best practice – A site health check
    Periodically health check your Moodle site to make it function optimally. This includes checking e.g. version, grade history and system logs, and course backups. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can help.

Stay updated! Subscribe to our eLearning Moodle LMS and Content Creation newsletter.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

AOSIS eLearning News – March 2022

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Invitation to MoodleMoot Global  

We are excited to announce that the third MoodleMoot Global will return as an in-person conference September 27-29 in Barcelona, Spain!

As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa, we encourage you to attend this event.

Sign up and get the latest news about registration, speakers, sessions, social activities and more!

AOSIS eLearning Content Development

With tools like Articulate 360 and Adobe Captivate, we bring your static learning material into an environment that is both interactive for the learner and cost-effective and scalable.  SCORM and xAPI will be compatible to run on any learning platform.

Request a quote. Contact us.

How can you bulk add users to my Moodle?

As a Moodle Partner we love providing useful resources. This video shows you how you can add users to your Moodle site by bulk uploading their details. It also explains how to enrol them into courses at the same time as you add them to your Moodle site. View: https://bit.ly/3tYpD8A

This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – User Suspension

This plugin allows you to disable users automatically, based on pre-set rules, so that they cannot log in to your Moodle site. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can assist with its installation.

  • Moodle best practice – Managing your managers and teachers

Manage your managers and teachers by setting up an internal team, with not too many users per role, and divide tasks amongst them so that people don’t accidentally delete or edit something someone else was working on. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can assist with guiding you.

Stay updated! Subscribe to our eLearning Moodle LMS and Content Creation newsletter at: https://bit.ly/3qdGClX

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses: March 2022

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eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. We tried to highlight the importance of the day through our CPD courses.

We have two new courses dedicated to advancing your knowledge in Tuberculosis treatment, please view them here: https://bit.ly/3MMj6Gy

This month’s new CPD courses in each featured field of practice are (select each below):

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Stay updated! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter at https://bit.ly/3i3oBT1

For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

eLearning News – February 2022

What is an LMS? Learning management systems explained.

Have you heard the terms LMS, learning management system, learning management platform, LMS software? Did you know they refer to the same thing? It is software that helps you create, manage, organise, and deliver online learning materials to learners. Learn more.

Blended Learning Design Elements: The Formula

A simple formula for approaching learning problems is N1+N2+T+D=M

N1 = Needs of the organization
N2 = Need of the learners
= Tools available
= Design
= Modality

AOSIS can work with you to arrive at a learning solution. Learn more.

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Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) Training

The Moodle Educator Certification Program (MEC), only provided by Certified Moodle Partners, recognises, and certifies mastery in building effective teaching and learning activities with Moodle. This program is a comprehensive teaching and learning curriculum designed to help you develop transferable knowledge and skills to be effective educators in today’s growing digital workplace. Intakes are the first week of every month. Learn more.

This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Zoom meetings

This plugin is perfect for a course that requires a virtual training meeting space. Zoom is a web and app-based video conferencing service. This plugin will be added as an activity in your course. Learn how to schedule a Zoom meeting in a course via this Video.

  • Moodle best practice – Mobile optimise your course

Mobile devices download media, such as images, documents, audio, or video every time the item is opened. Therefore, you should build your course to accommodate this, otherwise your site will load slowly as well as using up the learner’s mobile data. Contact AOSIS to learn more.

Contact AOSIS today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses: February 2022

eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

As cancer is potentially a very serious and life-threatening condition, for Cancer Awareness Day on 4 February 2022 we tried to highlight the importance of the day through our CPD courses.

We have three new courses dedicated to advancing your knowledge in cancer treatment:

  1. Ototoxicity in children with cancer
  2. Oral cavity and lip cancer – risk factors, pathogenesis, and prevention
  3. Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases in Cancer Patients

In addition, we offer three Medical Cannabis specialised courses to help you learn about the use of Medical Cannabis in patients:

Lastly, this month’s featured Express CPD courses (access them with an annual membership) are:

  1. Counselling and Psychotherapy: Negotiating retirement
    The aim of this article was to analyse the effect of work-retirement transitions on post-retirement mental health in individuals with different working conditions in late working life.
  2. Intensive Care: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome & COVID-19
    The aim of this article is to provide a review of recent advances and perspectives of PICS and additional challenges of COVID-19.
  3. Physiotherapy: BeBo Concept: Physiotherapy management of Urinary Incontinence in woman after Natural Childbirth
    In this article the effects of the BeBo Concept on improving urinary incontinence in woman after their first vaginal delivery is evaluated.
  4. Neurology: Understanding the Management of Parkinson’s: Drug and Non-Drug Treatment Options
    The aim of this article is to allow healthcare professionals to review the different therapies available to treat Parkinson’s.

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For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses: January 2022

eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

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This month we support Skin Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that sunburn can occur within 15 minutes, causing permanent, irreversible damage?

The World Cancer Research Fund states that skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. As South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels globally, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally. Read more.

This month’s featured Express CPD courses (access them with an annual membership) are:

  1. Ethics and the Law: Title Ethics in occupational health within the African context
    Critically look at the role and function of ethics in an African context compared to the same in a typical developed Western environment.
  2. Speech Therapy: Chronic Cough and Speech Therapy
    The role of Speech Therapist in treating an unexplained chronic cough, as well as other underlying laryngeal conditions.
  3. Pharmacology: Various Therapeutic Applications of Chloroquine
    Learn the therapeutic applications of chloroquine on various diseases and the mechanisms of actions.
  4. Gynaecology: COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy and Neonatal outcomes
    Learn the effect of COVID-19 in pregnant women and how it affects the baby after birth.

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For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

AOSIS eLearning News – January 2022

Many online learning providers face completion rates as low as 5%, which could be because lectures are the dominant teaching method. Contact us to see how we can assist you in converting your lectures into an online friendly format.

AOSIS have been a Certified Moodle Partner since 2006 and provide Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) services allowing you to host your course content online. Learn more.

This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Configurable Reports

Moodle does have built-in reports. However, with this plugin, you can create custom reports. View report examples.

  • Moodle best practice – Simplify Course Building

Building courses can be daunting and time-consuming. The key is to create a course outline as a template to backup and restore. Contact us for assistance.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services. Contact AOSIS to see how we can assist you in building your online courses.

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eLearning plan for 2022

As 2022 approaches, we need to review what we have learned about our learning & development plans and strategies in 2021. What worked, what didn’t work and how we can learn from it. Furthermore, what are the key focus areas for 2022? Contact AOSIS so that we can help you with your custom learning strategy. Learn more.

We have been a Certified Moodle Partner since 2006 and provide Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) services allowing you to host your course content online. Contact us to provide you services in 2022, including Moodle hosting, integration, customisation, support, consultation, app support, MoodleCloud support, reporting/analytics, and training. Learn more.

This month we highlight a tested Moodle plugin and share a Moodle best practice:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Course completed enrolment

Save time so that you don’t have to enroll users manually in courses. This plugin allows you to auto-enroll users into new courses based on others that users have completed. Learn more.

  • Moodle best practice – How to copy content to Moodle

Copy text first to a text editor like notepad and then to Moodle. Then you strip the text of any backend styling code.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

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Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses

eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses which are accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

This month’s featured Express CPD courses (access them with an annual membership)

  1. Cardiology: Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) – A Comprehensive Review of Drug Classes Available
    The aim of this article is to review the medicines available to manage heart failure.
  2. Family Medicine: Neuroendocrine tumours: Patient-reported delays to diagnosis, routes to diagnosis and presenting symptoms
    Learn the symptoms prior to diagnosis of people with known neuroendocrine tumours.
  3. Anaesthesiology: Anaesthetic considerations for the paediatric tonsillectomy
    Learn a perioperative approach with emphasis on risk stratification in the child booked for an adenotonsillectomy.
  4. Audiology: Air Bone Gaps in Inner Ear Disorders
    This article looks at the presence of Air Bone Gap, with Inner Ear Diseases.
  5. Physiotherapy: Clinical Overview of Cerebral Palsy in children
    This article reviews the clinical characteristics, cause, diagnosis, and management of Cerebral Palsy in children.

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This month’s featured Specialised CPD courses (pay per course)

Three of our specialised courses are on special until 10 January 2022 with a 15% discount:

  1. New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
    Only R1 081,20 incl. VAT. 8 CPD points.
    Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, contribute significantly to maternal and foetal deaths in South Africa. This course is for family physicians, medical officers, general practitioners, midwives, and nurse practitioners working in primary care and district hospital levels to get up to date with the new national clinical guidelines.
  2. Learning About Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
    Only R 637.50 incl. VAT. 4 CPD points.
    Understand how to motivate lifestyle change in your patients and reduce their risk of disease through theory and modelling. This new model of brief behaviour change counselling can be integrated into the consultation to improve physical activity, stop smoking, reduce harmful alcohol use, eat more healthily, have safer sex or improve adherence to medication. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist them, especially when dealing with high risk patients as well as those patients who seek lifestyle related advice.
  3. Becoming Competent in Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
    Only R 1 275.00 incl. VAT. 8 CPD points.
    Improve your ability to motivate lifestyle change in your patients and reduce their risk of disease through theory, modelling, and feedback on practice. This new model of brief behaviour change counselling can be integrated into the consultation to improve physical activity, stop smoking, reduce harmful alcohol use, eat more healthily, have safer sex or improve adherence to medication. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist them, especially when dealing with high-risk patients as well as those patients who seek lifestyle related advice.

For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

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