Courses are for educators looking to incorporate these open resources and technology tools into their classrooms. We believe that both technology and the growing body open resources can benefit educators and learners. In spite of this promise and the many tools and resources freely available, the practicalities of incorporating them into the classroom still needs to navigated.
Siyavula has created a number of courses aimed at helping educators navigate these practicalities. Whether you are looking for an update on the latest technology trends, the copyright issues around using open resources or resources specific to your subject, we aim to help you make sense of it all. Our courses and seminars are listed in this section.
Siyavula schedules the various courses at intervals during the year. Upon request the courses can be delivered on site for a school, should there be a sufficient number of interested educators. For more information on the course contents, an updated training schedule or specific training requests e-mail email@example.com
Available upon request.
The training schedule includes venues in Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban.
Siyavula courses and seminars
Content authoring and sharing
These courses are aimed at educators who are authors of educational content and would like to use and build upon the openly licensed material available. Both educators and course administrators on Moodle or other platforms can benefit from the knowledge of building open content and resources.
- CA001 – Copyright for educators and authors
- CA002 – Authoring and sharing on the Connexions platform
- CA003 – Setting tests with the FullMarks assessment bank
Technology tools and open educational resources
These courses are aimed at educators teaching specific subjects who would like to incorporate more technology and open resources into their classrooms. This includes specific software tools, rich media resources, open textbooks and pedagogical aspects relating to teaching with technology.
- TO001 – Technology tools and open resources in Mathematics
- TO002 – Technology tools and open resources in Physical Science
- TO003 – Technology tools and open resources in Life Sciences
- TO004 – Technology tools and open resources in Language
- TO005 – Technology tools and open resources in IT/CAT
Teaching technology and programming
Many IT and Computer Literacy educators recognise the need to expose their learners to programming thinking before they reach the FET phase. This may be done as part of their computer literacy program, as a prelude to IT and CAT or part of a Science, Technology and Computer club at their schools. These courses help educators prepare to present these technology and programming courses to their learners.
- VP001 – Programming thinking with Scratch
- VP002 – Programming thinking with Alice
- VP003 – Programming with Tersus
- RO001 – Visual programming for robotics with Fischertechnik
- PO001 – Introduction to programming with Python
- PO002 – Python programming
- RO002 – Robotics in FET IT
- DA001 – 3D Design with Google Sketchup