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.
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.
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. Moodle is an open-source learning platform, which helps you create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative and private environment.
This month we highlight two tested Moodle plugins which enhances your Moodle to provide more effective learning online.
The custom certificate plugin facilitates automatic custom certificate generation based on completion criteria set up in Moodle. No interaction is needed from teacher or facilitator at all. This is a massive benefit to any online course. Learn more.
The subcourse plugin allows clients to have Moodle courses set up as modules and reuse those modules in multiple courses. If a user has completed that module the completion will be tracked and kept on record. Learn more.
We want to welcome G-CITI DIGITAL SA to the ranks of ADESSA members.
G-CITI DIGITAL SA is an ed-tech startup company that delivers a range of digital services and digital platforms to educational institutions, colleges, skills development organizations and corporate industries that embrace learning as a strategic tool for product development. The company offers a world-class, fully-managed eLearning solution managed by experts in partnership with the global edtech company mElimu.
Llewellyn Scholtz, CEO of GCITI DIGITAL SA and CEO of G-CITI Campus / I-CAN Centre, is also the Country Manager of mElimu in South Africa, that leads a dynamic and passionate team to transform education in Africa.
ITSI’s upcoming free webinars on implementing e-learning will show you how you can use technology to teach your students remotely and even add greater interactivity to your lessons. This is a SACE endorsed course and you will earn 10 CPTD points for attending this webinar and completing a small reflective assignment afterwards.
The webinars are scheduled for is 4 June 2020 at 14:00-16:00, and 5 June 2020 at 12:00-14:00
We’ll discuss the practical steps and tips you can use to improve your online and, in due time, your classroom teaching. These range from testing your sound and lighting and how to record lessons, to creating online quizzes. See a breakdown of the webinar programme below:
Emergency remote teaching vs Online learning
Practical, interactive Science lesson
Getting the most out of the technology you have
How to record sessions/lessons
How to create an online quiz and use simulations
Given the current situation and sudden reliance on technology to reach and teach your students, we want to ensure you have the right tools to make e-learning a success. Register for the webinar today by clicking here.
ADESSA is proud to have been part of a highly successful elearning event, hosted by the Cape Winelands Education District of the Western Cape Education Department at the new Somerset High school in Worcester.
Nineteen ADESSA members exhibited their products and services; each one was given a classroom in which to display, demonstrate and present a variety of technology tools for education. About 200 principals, teachers and education department officials stayed till late to visit all the exhibits.
The SG of the Western Cape Education Department, Brian Schreuder, warmly thanked ADESSA and the exhibitors for the valuable contribution they are making to education in general and for contributing to the success of the elearning event.
This is yet another product from Macmillan to be seen at the Cape Winelands Education District elearning conference/expo on Saturday, 9 March 2019, in Worcester.
Having a lot of problems is, well, a problem. When it
comes to Maths however, teachers will tell you that you can never have too many
problems as practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, learners are often not
motivated to practice Maths, as often they feel they will never grasp the
concepts, or they don’t know where their knowledge gaps are. This leads to Maths
teachers having to spend time on intervention strategies, or for parents to pay
for expensive extra lessons which don’t necessarily provide the required
direction – sometimes all learners do is
solve problem after problem with the hope that they will eventually ‘get it’.
Enter Bettermarks®, a sharp online platform for Maths that employs very sophisticated technology in order for learners to access personalised learning. Bettermarks® takes adaptive learning to the next level – it is a truly personalised platform which is complimented by how easy it is to use by both teacher and learner.
What makes Bettermarks® stand out is that learners get
real time feedback at every stage, it gives specific feedback, and even gives the
option to access the textbook if necessary. This turns mistakes into learning
opportunities as it allows for errors in thinking to be diagnosed immediately,
and then remedied, before a crucial test or exam.
There are thousands of questions and the adaptive
technology checks the thousands of competencies needed across the curriculum to
flag any knowledge gaps, and then provides learners with further exercises to
practice and master topics. Real time feedback and self-monitoring helps
motivate learners and gives them confidence.
Teachers can access learners’ results and progress via reports and then apply hands-on intervention if necessary – or assign further exercises via the platform. The platform will keep recommending exercises to learners to fill knowledge gaps until the teacher is assured the problem has been solved, and the teacher can then close the gap on the platform’s back-end.
Teachers can use Bettermarks® in many different ways
to help them monitor learner progress and difficulties, and to assist them in
their progress. Features include the option of building worksheets from the question
banks and distributing them to all learners – or individual learners –
depending on the need. The questions can also be formulated into a test (which
prevents tips and textbook access and is password protected). The platform
marks all worksheets and tests automatically which saves the teacher a
significant amount of time.
One of the outstanding features is that Bettermarks® is
developed to test learners’ skills in answering a Maths problem – not just
multiple choice. Depending on the question, learners may have to divide blocks
into fractions, draw graphs, or indicate points on a number line, amongst many
other practical applications.
The teacher dashboard gives a teacher a one screen
overview of learners’ progress, and it also conveniently highlights areas in
which all learners are struggling, thereby making whole class intervention
This easy-to-use platform is a class act and a true asset to the classroom. Learners pay only R150 per calendar year subscription and teacher access is free with every class set purchased. Request a demo today by emailing email@example.com or calling 011 731 3359.
Limited access to digital tools due to cost restrictions, a lack of technical know-how, and device integration restrictions have been consistent problems for educational institutions in emerging markets.To tackle this problem head on and to give schools the opportunity to explore digital learning at no cost, Snapplify has released a free version of their Engage e-learning platform – known as Basic Engage.
Schools can register online and investigate the applications of the platform for themselves, inviting staff, educators and students to have a look around, too. The platform is fully customisable to suit individual institutions’ needs. Administrators are able to manage user access, and educators can share teacher-created, multimedia resources with their students using the Resources and Groups functions. Librarians can curate a robust, 24-hour access digital library that promotes reading and learning with thousands of free ebooks and study resources to choose from, such as past exam papers, children’s books, sheet music, plays, biographies and more. All ebooks and resources are accessed through the Snapplify Reader app that has broad device integration, and allows for offline use.
Lectorsa is another one of ADESSA’s esteemed members who will be at the Cape Winelands Education District elearning event next month.
They will showcase a tool that empowers students to master skills like extracting the main idea when reading, increasing vocabulary, arranging information in logical sequence, internalizing facts, analysing subject knowledge, forming a basis for argument and the interpretation of new knowledge.
Teach360 will be exhibiting their products at the Cape Winelands Education District elearning conference/expo in March 2019. They will also be the sponsors of a bag for each attendee.
The Teach360 team has been in the education industry for many years. Their focus is on on developing comprehensive and efficient CAPS-aligned teacher resources in the form of Teacher Files that meet classroom and administrative needs and School Policies drafted based on legal and regulatory requirements. All their content is created by subject matter and curriculum experts.
Snapplify, a member of ADESSA, is proud to have been invited to participate in this year’s principals’ conference in Cape Town, 22-25 September 2017. They will be showcasing their suite of eReading and eLearning solutions.
In response to changing education environments and approaches to learning, the theme of the 2017 ICP Convention is Brain Waves of Change. Snapplify is committed to enabling easier access to digital learning, and is proud to be included in this important event.
Shaun Marshall, accounts manager at Snapplify, says:
At Snapplify, we’re passionate about education and we believe in the digital learning revolution. We’re pleased to be connecting with school principals and providing digital learning solutions to schools, making eBooks both accessible and affordable.
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