18 May 2020
Interviews can be a great addition to a course, while also being multi-functional. A single interview from your course can serve as content for multiple social media posts, blogs and case studies. Interviews also add a different angle to courses, giving students an opportunity to hear practical experiences from an ‘expert’.
13 May 2020
A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Similar to a screenshot, screencasts can also be called a screen capture video or a screen recording. They are a great way to teach or share ideas. They are a staple of online course creation as they record what is happening on your screen.
11 May 2020
9 May 2020
Videos are one of the foundational tools of online learning. They improve student performance by providing a visual learning resource, enabling students to explore and process the resource and knowledge at their own pace.
4 May 2020
Once you have finalised your course outline, the next step is deciding what type of content, or a variety of content, is best suited for your course.
2 May 2020
Regardless of how good your online course is, if you don’t have a catchy course title, no-one will take notice of your course. Similar to the old saying, ‘you choose a book by its cover’ so students today first take notice of a course by its course title.
27 April 2020
25 April 2020
When designing your course, the most important thing to remember is the end result, in terms of the particular knowledge and skills that need to be learnt.
20 April 2020
When you keep students engaged, you are keeping them motivated and increasing the chances of them completing your course.
15 March 2020
In your online course marketing and promotion, as well as throughout the course, it is important to establish realistic expectations for your students. By establishing realistic expectations, you will maintain the student’s motivation.
14 April 2020
If you live on credit then you must be aware that managing your credit score can be a daunting task. Improving your credit score is like weight loss, it takes time and doesn’t happen overnight. There is no quick way to improve your credit score. If you come across anyone that claims to make your credit score better in a short period of time, then beware of it, it could be a scam.
9 April 2020
Your course should build your student’s confidence in his/her new skill or knowledge. To do this, you must design your course, formative assessments and practical tasks to promote feelings of accomplishment. Even if your early practical tasks are slightly easier, building up to being more challenging, the focus must be on skills learnt and maintaining excitement for these new skills.
7 April 2020
Everyone needs positive reinforcement to stay motivated, regardless of what they are doing. The same applies to online learning and online courses. The best way to ensure that your students stay motivated during your course is to include practical tasks early in your course and continue making use of formative assessments and practical tasks throughout your course.
2 April 2020
Before you start planning your online course, it is important to ask yourself: Why would someone want to take my course?
People take courses to either gain knowledge or to learn a new skill or hobby, they want to learn something new. It is important to make sure that your course teaches its students something. On completion of your course, the students need to have gained knowledge or a new skill.
12 July 2019
You applied for the job, have been shortlisted and now you have been invited to an interview. As you start preparing for the big day, it is important to know what to do and what not to do and say in the interview.
12 July 2019
Managing finances is always problematic and in today’s tough economy most of us are struggling to just manage day-to-day expenses. As we start our careers, we often have a tight income with little perception of progress. Young adults who have just started earning often struggle to manage their finances and handle their expenses. With every passing day, desires become higher, goals become bigger and the cost of living increases. To ensure that you effectively manage your money and don’t fall into a debt trap, you need to prioritise. The best way to plan your finances properly is to set short and long-term financial goals.
27 March 2019
Your credit is just like your health. If you do not manage it wisely, you will have to deal with some serious issues later. Most of us prefer to use credit cards so that we do not need to carry cash, which is a security risk, as well as it being expensive to withdraw cash from the ATM. However, many people often end up in credit card debt because they were unable to manage their credit properly.
Credit card debt can easily become a debt trap and it can be very hard for you to get out of this trap once you are stuck. It is therefore important to be conscious of the risks and know how to use your credit wisely to avoid the pitfalls.
18 March 2019
A budget is a plan that helps you prioritise your spending, whether it is getting out of debt, saving up for a home or working on starting your own business.
Many people are nervous of setting up a budget and managing their money, yet it can be very empowering. Before starting the process of setting a budget, you must first decide how the budget will help you in achieving your financial freedom. It is important to detail your aims and objectives while realising that sometimes you might need to make some financial sacrifices in order to make your budget work.
12 February 2019
A first impression is often the last impression!
This is ultimately true when it comes to job interviews. It is often said that candidates are judged in the first 30 seconds of their interview, therefore getting prepared for your big interview is essential. You want to make a lasting impression and to help you do this, we have some tips to help you.
23 January 2019
A resume or CV is the most integral part of finding a job. A good resume is your most important marketing tool when you are trying to sell yourself to a hiring manager. A resume should include your skills, qualifications and work experience. When drafting your resume, you must always ensure that there are no grammatical errors, flashy fonts or inconsistent formatting. Your resume should look clean, clear and professional.
21 November 2018
As Grade 12 Matric learners finish off their exams and look towards starting to work, their first step is finding a job, which is one of the biggest challenges that recent graduates are facing. Graduates usually do not have any work experience and therefore end up being rejected from most of the jobs that they apply for. They struggle with how to properly search for jobs and use their networking skills to find and secure potential opportunities. As a result, they are unable to find the job they want and are suitable for.
To find and secure that dream job, learners must have a strategy in place that includes searching for potential jobs, building their own network and applying for suitable jobs. We understand that it is hard to develop and implement a job searching strategy without the proper guidelines. To help you get going and out there, we have developed step-by-step guidelines on how to use your searching and networking skills to get that dream job.