Category Archives: Member Info

A letter from Master Maths and Science to teachers

Master Maths and Science, one of the founding members of ADESSA, is addressing a special letter to all teachers.

Masttermaths 24 June 2022

Dear Teacher

Assisting learners that struggle to come to grips with Mathematics and Physical Science is our world; has been for the last 40+ years. This year we have seen the impact of the last two years on learners’ understanding or remembrance of basics concepts.  This must be a nightmare for you as a teacher.

How can we help you?

A bit more info about us.

At Master Maths and Science we do not, and can not, attempt to replace the teacher. Our role is to support the teacher.

We will therefore not:

  • do the learners’ homework
  • insist that our method be used if the learner understands another method
  • teach by rote
  • offer quick-fix solutions (there is none)

Our aim is to develop independent and confident learners.

How do we achieve this?

Our system is developed by teachers to teach the subject content. The key player in our system is the tutor whose main role is to reinforce the teaching programme. The system allows the tutor to effectively assess students on a continuous basis.

  • Good results in Mathematics and Physical Science are dependent on understanding and remembering what was learnt yesterday, last week, last month, last year, etc.
  • Different learners learn and understand at different rates.
  • Different learners require different approaches.
  • We understand that teachers do not have the time to cater for the exception – you do your best to move the classroom along to finish the required work in the available time.
  • We have the ability through our product and system to work with learners on an individual basis to fix problems, so that learners can understand their teacher in the classroom.

Master Maths and Science learners acquire a learning skill, improved understanding, and the ability to do deal with the subjects with confidence, making your task lighter and can contribute to the results you need.

If you feel your learners can benefit from our service, please refer them to the local Master Maths and Science centre. There is one in your area.

Visit our website for more information: www.mastermaths.co.za

Featured AOSIS eCPD Healthcare Accredited Courses: June 2022

AOSIS 22 June 2022.png

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

World Brain Tumour Day

On World Brain Tumour Day, observed on 08 June each year, we commemorated all those who have been affected by brain cancer. Read this news article to learn more about the possible causes of brain tumours and some of the treatment options.

We have one new CPD course dedicated to advancing your knowledge in brain tumours: A summary of all the literature regards Intra-arterial therapy as a treatment for brain tumours

New Specialised CPD Course

We have one new specialised CPD course: Telehealth, Ethics and the Virtual Consultation: A Primer for R1000 incl. VAT. Earn 5 CPD Points.

This course focusses on virtual consultations which is one of the telehealth modalities that delivers healthcare via electronic channels. It specifically enables healthcare practitioners to consult patients who cannot attend face-to-face appointments. Virtual consultation is often utilised to serve remote communities and has been used extensively during the recent pandemic. This course is for healthcare practitioners who plan to do virtual consultations or who wish to improve their current telehealth practice. This course is provided to you in association with the South African Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP).

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

View all new express CPD courses

Stay updated! Subscribe to our eCPD monthly newsletter.

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

AOSIS eLearning: Moodle best practice – testing when you’re new to Moodle

When considering any type of software it is always best practice to first test the product before investing in it. This will allow you to see if the software features will meet your needs and in the long-term attribute to meeting your business goals.

AOSIS 20 June 2022

We recommend the following two options:

  1. A downloadable installation for either Mac (Moodle packages for Mac OS X) or Windows (Moodle packages for Windows) that you can install on your local computer for testing.
  2. An online site where you can test Moodle’s features without downloading it to your computer Visit the Moodle demo site. There are two options available for you; i) the Mount Orange School Demo which has populated courses to showcase Moodle features and to highlight the enhancements that each new Moodle version brings. You can navigate through the courses as either a teacher, admin, manager, student or parent, or ii) the Sandbox Moodle section of the site, which is. an empty (no learning content loaded) version of Moodle to experience its capabilities. It gives you a sense of the user-interface design within the latest version of Moodle. You are welcome to add learning content to the Sandbox area to see how the features work. Just note that the learning content may be available to other visitors to the site, so be thoughtful of what content you load. After a certain period of time the site resets itself clearing up any changes that were made.

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

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive eLearning content development tips, Moodle tutorials, Moodle tested plugins and Moodle best practices each month. Subscribe here.

Communication is the business of schools in Africa

d6 logo new blue blok

Excellent communication lies at the heart of any excellent school. Modern education has become much more than just books, blackboards and homework. For a school, being able to bridge the gap between the school and its parents plays a critical role in the success of a learner’s schooling journey. d6 provides a solution that communities can use to notify and alert, coordinate and organise, and interact with parents. 

Willem Kitshoff, CEO of d6 Group (a valued member of ADESSA), explains: “The quality of education delivered is always dependent on a school being run as effectively and efficiently as possible in all respects. If communication to all stakeholders is not managed well, the learning will be jeopardised. So far, in South Africa and other African countries such as Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, for example, d6 helps approximately 2 700 schools to operate effectively.”

d6 3 June 2022
Willem Kitshoff, CEO of d6 Group

d6’s Communications offering is a software solution designed to simplify not just school-parent communication but the entire school community. Through a multi-channel (d6 app, email and SMS) communication platform, all users can be alerted at the touch of a button to school news, calendar events, useful resources, a gallery and accurate contact data. This enables the school to send the right message to the right audience no matter what their preferred communication channel is.

“We developed the d6 communication platform primarily to improve communication shortcomings. Some of the benefits of the communication platform are: eliminating the use of disparate systems, ensuring the sending out of communication is optimised by being sent via multiple distribution channels, and being ensured of compliance with data policies and regulations.  It is d6’s mission to enable schools to focus on their passion for education by simplifying a school’s management and communication process,” adds Kitshoff.

Latest AOSIS eLearning News

What is Instructional Design?

Do you have learning material that you need to bring alive? We take your existing content and convert it into an interactive and engaging format that encourages user participation in the learning process as opposed to them being a passive viewer of the content.

To achieve this interactivity, we use specialised software (such as Articulate Storyline, Articulate RISE and Adobe Captivate). Our courses are then published as SCORM or Tin Can xAPI and this can be used on a variety of Learning Management Systems (such as Moodle and Learndash).

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/3NNiBMb

AOSIS 1 June 1

Managing Moodle upgrades: Customisations and installed plugins

When upgrading your Moodle site, it’s important to use a Moodle partner as we document any code changes made for future upgrades. If this is not documented correctly, it could result in problems with future upgrades where a site can break during the upgrade. Read the full article: https://bit.ly/3GFyamD

AOSIS 1 June 2

Tested Moodle plugin: Bulk resend new account email

Save time! With this plugin, you can easily resend an email with your users initial login username and password to many users at the same time. No more sending emails one-by-one to your enrolled users.

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/3N48mDa

AOSIS 1 June 3

CODE4KIDS is TEACHER-FIRST

Hundreds of schools in South Africa and abroad choose Code4Kids. Here’s why:

Code4Kids is Teacher-First. Lessons are designed to be engaging and teacher-led.

No coding background required. As a teacher, you don’t need any coding background. Hundreds of teachers with no coding experience have successfully implemented the Code4Kids curriculum and we’re here to guide, supply and support you throughout.

Teacher training & support. Teachers have access to the Code4Kids continuous professional teacher development program (Levels 1-3). This isn’t a class where students put their headphones on and disappear. This is an exciting class, full of challenges, discussions and team work. We support your teachers throughout the year.

code4kids 1

Email us today at info@getcode4kids.com. Tell us:(1) what school you’re at, (2) what grades you teach and we’ll share some more information.

code4kids logo

Featured Healthcare Accredited eCPD Courses: May 2022

AOSIS 19 May 2022

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

World Hypertension Day (WHD), observed on 17 May each year, and was initiated by The World Hypertension League (WHL), which is itself an umbrella organization to 85 national hypertension societies and leagues. This dedicated day was created to increase the awareness of hypertension throughout the world as there is a lack of appropriate knowledge amongst both hypertensive and non-hypertensive patients. The WHL launched its first WHD in May 2005 and since then the WHL has been dedicating May 17 yearly as WHD. Read more.

We have one new CPD course dedicated to advancing your knowledge on how periodontitis can lead to hypertension: Relationship between oral hygiene, periodontitis, elevated blood pressure and arterial hypertension.

Another current specialised CPD course is dedicated to advancing your knowledge in hypertension in pregnant women: New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy.

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

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

View all new express CPD courses

Stay updated! Subscribe to our eCPD monthly newsletter.

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