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Featured AOSIS eCPD Healthcare Accredited Courses: June 2022

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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):

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Featured Healthcare Accredited eCPD Courses: May 2022

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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

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

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

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 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):

View all new express CPD courses

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.

View all new express courses

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