UNISA Short Course in Applied Information Security
The main purpose of empowering the person with knowledge and skills to use mobile learning is:
- To introduce the educator to the unique affordances of mobile technology in the educational context;
- To empower the person in educational situations to harness the unique affordances of mobile technologies in an effective and efficient manner;
- To critically investigate mobile technology and applications for their usefulness in a given educational context.
People who wish to gain skills in the use of mobile devices to enhance teaching and learning. Applicants require basic mobile phone-, Windows-and Internet skills. A teaching qualification is recommended but not mandatory.
- Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
- Internet access
- Mobile phone (smart phone with Internet access)
- A teaching qualification is recommended but not mandatory.
The Unisa open and distance method for blended learning will be followed. Study material will be provided according to the model for blended learning. At least one compulsory assignment has to be submitted for evaluation and feedback. Feedback will ensure interaction with learners and this may be re-enforced through the use of online discussion sessions and social media technologies.
Formative assessment will be used in the feedback on assignments. Summative assessment will be implemented in the evaluation of a portfolio.
Orientation and awareness
- Definition and examples of mobile devices used in teaching and learning. For example the types of devices ( e.g. Smart phone, feature phone, low end).
- Best practices in using mobile devices (Mobiquette)
- Ethical and legal considerations in using mobile devices (Creative Commons etc.)
Exploration of mobile technologies in teaching and learning
•Locating appropriate content
•Creating appropriate content
•Engaging with content
Practical implementation of the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning in a specific context
- Assessment of the students teaching and learning context
- Development of a mobile technology teaching and learning profile consisting of appropriate services and applications.
Exploration of the educators roles and responsibilities in the ethical use of technology
- Identify ethical issues in the use of mobile technology in education
- Identify issues in their own context of using mobile technology in education
Ms D van Heerden (BA)
School of Computing
Ms E Havenga
School of Computing
Office: TvW 8-39
Tel: 012 429 6089; Fax: 012 429 6771