Africa Centre for Evidence would like to extend an invitation to the official launch of the Centre.
Date: 09 October 2017
Time : 16h00 – 18h00
Venue: School of Tourism and Hospitality; University of Johannesburg; Bunting Road Campus
Click here for more information and RSVP ACE launch invite with map
3ie Invites participants of the Global Evidence Summit to a free satellite session on 12 September 2017 from 14h00 – 17h00. The theme of the session is Capacity building to produce useful evidence: Who sets the agenda and what…Seats are limited, click here to register now. http://mailchi.mp/b368401bae8e/ges-2017-invitation-satellite-session-on-capacity-building-to-produce-useful-evidence-12-september-1640657
INAUGURAL CLEAR AA DETPA EXPERT PANEL SEMINAR
When: 18 August 2017
Where: Investec Auditorium, Wits Business School
Time: 12h30 – 16h30
For more information click here INAUGURAL CLEAR AA DETPA EXPERT PANEL SEMINAR
By Ezethu Mandlelize
Blended learning is the new buzz word gaining traction in the Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) sector, conjoining the best of both classroom and eLearning methods. It is appealing to a far broader range of learners engaging varied learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of eLearning. A number of benefits have been cited, in the main, that it is less time consuming, cost effective, greater learner engagement and it uses a combination of creative digital media channels. But, here’s the thing, through my personal experience in managing and delivering a CLEAR-AA MOOC that reached over 8000 online learners, on Results Based Management (RBM), I’ve decided to share with you, the reader, my personal experiences why MOOCs may not always receive the expected attention it deserves.
Wits has become the first university in Africa to offer MOOCs on edX, an online learning platform established by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. The initiative is a response to the dire need for increased placement at South African universities and for access to quality post-school training. The Wits Vice-Chancellor touted our achievement as “a pioneering, innovative project that is unlocking new opportunities for South African universities.” The MOOC is an introductory RBM course targeted at public and development sector practitioners to design and implement results-based, public sector programmes that optimise the use of resources. (more…)