Distance learning for teachers

2016-08-17 06:00
THE University of the Free State’s (UFS) team of lecturers of the newly introduced Advanced Certificates in Teaching (ACTs) programme. From the left are, front: Keneilwe Lefakle (student), Prof. Daniella Coetzee and Rochelle Koopman; back: Pierre Plekker, Lerato Kale, Sarietjie Musgrave and Rethabile Sesing.

THE University of the Free State’s (UFS) team of lecturers of the newly introduced Advanced Certificates in Teaching (ACTs) programme. From the left are, front: Keneilwe Lefakle (student), Prof. Daniella Coetzee and Rochelle Koopman; back: Pierre Plekker, Lerato Kale, Sarietjie Musgrave and Rethabile Sesing.

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IN line with its mission of inspiring excellence and transforming lives, the UFS now offers Advanced Certificates in Teaching (ACT) in the foundation, the intermediate or senior phase, 100% online.

These programmes enable practising teachers to earn their National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level six qualification conveniently on their computers with no travelling required.

Busy South African teachers can now complete relevant and required modules electronically – providing more flexibility in meeting personal and professional needs.

Currently the UFS serves more than 33 000 students across seven faculties and three campuses.

Prof. Daniella Coetzee from the UFS South Campus said:

“Online learning presents an outstanding opportunity to conveniently and affordably progress in higher education and obtain advanced professional qualifications.

“It is a brilliant solution for adult students who cannot easily access traditional on-campus or blended contact programmes.

“Against the background of the current situation of school education in the country, the UFS is mindful of its responsibility to provide access to teachers.

“This will improve their qualifications when they are not able to travel long distances to attend classes.”

The UFS is well-prepared to assist teachers in becoming increasingly effective in their work in South African schools.

Through continuous projects and long-term commitments to community schools, such as the School Change Project and the widely acclaimed Internet Broadcast Project (IBP), UFS lecturers understand and continue to address the unique needs of South African schools.

For more information, send an email to online@ufs.ac.za or visit the website on www.ufs.ac.za/ACTonline.

Alternatively send an SMS to 082-548-2493.

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