UNISA Short Course in Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning

UNISA Short Course in Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning

Short Course in Information and Communication Technology in Education (76811)



The purpose of empowering people to use technology in teaching is decomposed into three objectives:

  • To introduce the educator to a useful variety of technologies in education;
  • To empower the educator to interact with a selection of representative technologies in an effective and efficient manner; and finally
  • To foster an appreciation of current and future technologies for their usefulness in a given context.


Target group

People who wish to gain skills in the use of technology to empower themselves to ride the wave of technological opportunities and challenges in education.

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
Applicants require basic Windows and Internet skills and Internet access. A teaching qualification is recommended but not mandatory.


6 months

Language medium


Registration periods

for more information about the registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za

Tuition method

The Unisa open and distance method for blended learning will be followed. Study material will be provided according to the beldnded learning approach. 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.

Kind of assessment

Formative assessment will be used in the feedback on assignments. Summative assessment will be implemented in the evaluation of a portfolio.

Information and Communication Technology in Education (CSIT1ED)
Syllabus/Content Topics

Orientation and awareness of available ICT resources

  • Available ICT recourses that can be used to extend the learning beyond the classroom and normal contact hours.
  • Identify the available ICT technologies that the teacher has access to
  • Identify the available ICT technologies that the learners have access to

Examples: internet, mobile technology, ebooks, etc
Exploration of technology teaching resources
ICT technologies that can be used to develop resources for use in the classroom.
Examples: GoogleApps, www.edna.edu, open sources, arend.co, Cool projects by Microsoft, Discovery school by Discovery channel, Education site of National Geographic, The Shoa History links, Khan academy, iTools as portal to 2nd language learning.
Practical implementation in their context of use

  • Develop course material using various ICT available recourses, including:
    • Working with images – screen capturing tools, editing images, creating videos.
    • Working with audio – finding, sharing, creating, subscribing
    • Working with video – finding, sharing, creating, subscribing
    • Multiple choice assessment tools

Examples: PPT, MindMap (Freeplane), Screen capturing tools, video (cellphones, digital cameras), podcasts (Audacity / WebQuests), eBooks. Twitter: #edchatsa

  • Uploading and sharing of developed resources.

Examples: YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook, blogs, wikis, Google docs, slide share sites, Dropbox, Google Apps, WA, mixit, etc)
Exploration of the roles and responsibilities of educators in promoting the ethical use of technology

  • Creative commons: Ethical and security aspects (creative commons) regarding the use of ICT technology in the classroom (security, passwords, authoring tools, plagiarism)
  • Identify issues in their own context of using technology in education


Course leader

Ms R vd Merwe (BTech)
School of Computing
Office: Labs
Tel: 011 471 2929
Email: vdmerwer@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Centre for Software Engineering
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za