Invitation to join Intel® AI Global Impact Festival 2022

Intel invites you to join them for the 2nd annual edition of the Intel® AI Global Impact Festival, happening virtually from September 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022. Visit www.intel.com/impactfestival to join or for more information. The objective of the Festival is to democratize and celebrate Artificial Intelligence innovation by next-gen technologists and future developers in collaboration with governments, academia, and communities from the world over. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Enriching Lives with AI Innovation.”

How can you engage:

Celebrate

Please invite students, educators, schools, and government officials to join the Impact Festival platform. They can explore the best AI-based student projects and teacher practices from 25 countries, attend inspirational talks by Intel leaders, and play engaging AI-powered games.

Learn

Encourage students, educators, schools, and government officials to learn about Artificial Intelligence with on-demand content and earn digital badges. On the Festival platform, Intel AI experts will present technical talks in four tracks:

  • Decoding AI – technical AI concepts
  • Human-Centric AI – talks on accessibility, sustainability, and responsible AI
  • AI in Action – real-life applications of AI in various industries
  • Rising Stars in AI – stories of young AI superstars sharing advice on careers in AI

Participants can also complete three self-paced, immersive micro-learning AI courses: 1) Demystifying Intel® DevCloud, 2) Introduction to Web 3.0, and 3) Demystify AI and OpenVINO Toolkit, to earn downloadable certificates.

Finally, government officials, partners, and other attendees can learn AI-skilling best practices from other governments, academia, and partners in the Best Practices showcase zone.

Key Information

 AI Global Impact Festival platform open via  www.intel.com/impactfestivalSeptember 1 -30, 2022

Schoolscape Edtech: Edtech the world’s leading schools & teachers use

Join Schoolscape for this free 2-day virtual event on the 21st and 22nd Sept to see a showcase of edtech the world’s leading schools use. Local and international schools from the UK, UAE, Zimbabwe and more will demo the tech they use in their classes and schools.

There is a short sharp 1h45min morning session for IT school decision makers and a 1h45min afternoon session for teachers.

Teachers will walk away knowing how they can better engage their learners, see free tools in action, learn how to incorporate coding and robotics, and ultimately, be introduced to solutions that can free up their time. School IT Managers and senior decision-makers will get insights into how leading schools bring tech together in their schools.


Schoolscape invites you to join them for free on the 21-22 September 2022. You will earn CPTD points for attending! https://schoolscape.co.za/event/edtech/

Schooladvisor 13 September 2022

New pedagogical research shows improved grades and wellbeing with Dugga Assessment

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New independent research conducted at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) shows groundbreaking results which can benefit education worldwide. The new study shows that the assessment platform Dugga improves students’ learning outcomes by 75% and increase wellbeing by 60%. All this, while increasing teacher time efficiency by 98%.

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New pedagogical research shows improved grades and wellbeing with Dugga Assessment New independent research conducted at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) shows groundbreaking results which can benefit education worldwide. The new study shows that the assessment platform Dugga improves students’ learning outcomes by 75% and increase wellbeing by 60%. All this, while increasing teacher time efficiency by 98%. With more than 14,000 students from over 100 countries, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is among the oldest and most renowned Canadian Polytechnics. SAIT’s vision is to be a global leader in applied education and tech-based skills training. To find the best solution for delivering online assessments a research project was developed at SAIT. After mapping the market for alternative solutions, their focus was set on Dugga, the award-winning digital Assessment Platform. 

The research study started in fall 2021 and during a period of eight months, technical students- stationed in ten countries all over the world took part in a series of thirty-three assessments. The study was to test the practical potentials of Dugga in education.

The results confirmed an outstanding ability of the Dugga Platform to improve students’ subject-matter retention by 75%, their stress factor reduced by 60%, and a 10% improvement of the class average grades was documented.  Further, there was a clear reduction of exam-related stress and improved well-being”, says Dr. Amir Fard at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

A summary of the received students’ anonymous feedback showed that more than 96% of students were strongly satisfied/satisfied with their Dugga experience.

“We are very excited to learn about these results of this new independent research study. It gives our entire team an energy kick to continue developing our platform to help schools worldwide to improve learning outcomes and wellbeing with quality and equality in assessment”, state Dr. Claudia Rademaker and Dr. Patrik Nilsson, co-founders of Dugga.

For more information contact SIS Global by email: info@sisglobal.com

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AOSIS eLearning: Moodle Best Practice – Always have a backup

AOSIS 6 September 2022

The AOSIS eLearning Moodle Best Practice recommendation for August is to always have a backup of your Moodle site. The following two reason is why it is important to make a copy of your Moodle site:

1. Something can happen to your server

Something can happen to your server. Hardware does not have an infinite lifespan. It does not matter if it is a local server or in the cloud, it can get damaged, especially during these days of frequent load shedding.

2. Your server may get hacked

When your server gets hacked, the hard drive gets encrypted so that you cannot access your site data and database.

What is the AOSIS eLearning best practice for your Moodle site?

Good practice would be to make a copy of your site and database every morning when the site is least active. Then you keep backups for about 2-3 weeks, and this enables you to do a site rollback for the above-mentioned scenarios.

Remember to inform everyone in your team that, if they did something that would require a rollback, they must inform you immediately instead of waiting 2-3 weeks and you can still roll back to the day the site was still working ok.

AOSIS is a Certified Moodle Partner and can assist with demonstrations and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact AOSIS at elearning.support@aosis.co.za

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AOSIS eLearning – Tested Moodle plugin: Reengagement

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This plugin from the Moodle plugins directory, Reengagement, allows you to send follow-up notifications to your students once they start a course.

Some Moodle Reengagement plugin features:

  1. You can edit the email message that is sent out to the users,
  2. Set the time period in which it must wait before a repeat email is sent,
  3. The number of times the email must be resent, and
  4. You can set it to be triggered after starting the course, or when a specific activity has been completed.

So, this plugin helps you remind students to continue with their assignments or tasks automatically. This way you as a teacher doesn’t have to manually follow up and send out emails to the students.

This will be used more for guided learning instead of self-paced learning.

The plugin can be downloaded from the Moodle Plugins Directory.

What is Moodle-LMS?

Moodle-LMS is an open-source learning platform, which helps you create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative and private environment. The official website is moodle.com. It is available in over 100 languages and is trusted by organisations and institutions, large and small. Moodle-LMS has millions of users all over the world.

AOSIS eLearning is a Certified Moodle Partner

AOSIS is a Certified Moodle Partner and can assist with demonstrations and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact AOSIS at elearning.support@aosis.co.za


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Animation in elearning

“An eLearning course’s animation can effectively set the mood,” says Nicholas van Dyk in an article about animations on the New Leaf website.

Hi continues: “Animation is a visual and auditory medium that may evoke a variety of emotions, that inspire and captivate viewers. It can be used to appeal to students’ emotions, to calm them down, or to motivate them to put more effort into their coursework.”

To read this the full fascinating article, click HERE.

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AOSIS eLearning – The ADDIE Model in Instructional Design

AOSIS 26 August 2022

Instructional design is the practice of designing, developing and delivering courses in a consistent and reliable way to create an efficient, effective, appealing and engaging course and to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge.

The process consists of determining the target audience and the needs of the learner are ascertained. We then go through your course material, discuss your requirements for the finished product and then we start to create the interactive content using specialised eLearning Development Software. There are many instructional design models, but many are based on the ADDIE model.

The ADDIE model:

  • Analysis: Setting goals, researching the target audience, and understanding required sources
  • Design: Finding a learning solution that aligns with the identified objectives
  • Development: Creating the assets required and testing various methodologies for delivering the content
  • Implementation: The actual delivery of the learning and development program
  • Evaluation: Determining the performance of the training program and what could be improved

AOSIS eLearning Content Creation Services

AOSIS designs and develops custom interactive eLearning solutions that are multi-device compatible. Our focus is on learner experience and your brand’s consistency.

We gain an in-depth understanding of your requirements and target audience and working closely with you (and subject matter experts when required) to develop the ideal learning solution for you.

We give shape to learning courses through instructional design, visual design, authoring tools, technologies, and project management.

Through the high-tech studio on our premises, we can record and develop high-quality videos, as well as doing onsite video recordings.

Our eLearning solutions include curriculum development, long-form courses, as well as microlearning courses. Learn more about our eLearning content creation services.

If you have any questions then please contact us at elearning.support@aosis.co.za


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