This course introduces a selection of key pedagogical principles that are appropriate for use in blended and online learning. Academics are guided in how these principles can be used to design online learning content that adheres to identified pedagogical principles. Selected Tools and Technology that can be used to create learning content that adheres to the chosen design and pedagogical principles are introduced for the Moodle LMS.
The course is aimed at strengthening postgraduate supervision capacity by deepening the understanding of ‘supervision as pedagogy’. The course content takes into account the diverse contexts in which supervisors work as well as the differences in the postgraduate supervision processes across different disciplines. The pedagogical approach of this online course draws on participant interaction with the online interface, participant reflexivity to enable learning from one’s own and each other’s supervision experiences and reading of relevant postgraduate supervision related research. The course is theoretically underpinned by supervision as pedagogy (Fataar, 2012) which is explored in the first unit, and which frames the next seven units. The eight units are addressed in a fluid and integrated way.
This course aims at providing you with the basics needed for presenting your academic work professionally. You will learn how to set up professional Word documents, presentations and posters. The pedagogical approach used include evidence-based practices of repetition, retrieval, reflection, and generative and interleaved practice, all of which are designed to make what you learn ‘stick’. By practicing and mastering the skills required in this course, you will be able to present your academic writing and prepare visual presentations without having to think too hard about how to set out your work professionally
This course introduces you to the basics of the quantitative research process. It covers methodology, an introduction to Microsoft Excel, some hints on self-organization as well as first steps into descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, measures of spread and correlations). This way, you will be able to conduct your first quantitative research project with determination and confidence.
This course aims at providing you with the skills required to frame and draft a journal article. It will help you understand the importance of a claim as the basis of your paper. It will also provide you with multi-media perspectives and activities to ensure that you successfully frame your claim based on a research problem informed by appropriate literature. The argumentation techniques covered will enable you to dissect the anatomy of arguments in journal articles and parsimoniously frame your own. You will have an opportunity to share your article’s arguments for peer review and to peer review the arguments of one of your class member’s paper.