Ref N° 585

TA to capacitate Department of Higher Education and Training staff in Open Learning

South Africa
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 98 970
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
February 2018
End date
July 2019
Number of staff provided
75 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Within the framework of the South Africa Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2014-2020, the Teaching and Learning Development Sector Reform Contract (TLDSRC) seeks to ‘assist the Government in transforming the education, training and innovation system so that it can contribute to improved economic performance of the country.’ The Programme second specific objective (SO2) is to improve access to, and the quality of, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training (CET) colleges.
One of three financing modalities of the TLDSRC, the Teaching and Learning Development Sector Support Programme (TLDSSP), includes several sub-programmes. Sub-Programme 2, the Capacity Building of TVET College Lecturers through open learning programme (OLP), is the context within which this assignment has been initiated, and can make a substantial contribution.
The purpose of this technical assistance assignment is to build the knowledge and understanding of Department of Higher Education and Training staff in the extent and range of open learning approaches, open educational resources, the use of multi-media and materials development processes (electronic, online, open learning). This is intended to enhance the relevant staff’s capacity to support the implementation of open learning practices in Post-School Education and Training (PSET).

Type of services provided

  • Develop a detailed work plan for the assignment, including workshop programmes which state the planned outcomes and content of the workshops;
  • Prepare practical training materials to introduce emerging developments and practices in the development of electronic, online, open learning materials to the Department staff;
  • Conduct eight 5-day workshops using the training materials developed in point ii, to train the Department staff;
  • Work collaboratively with Department officials in developing a Materials Development Model, and comprehensive documentation for its application;
  • Prepare and present an organisational and reporting structure report for a Materials Development Unit in the Department. This shall be done in collaboration with officials of the Department;
  • Facilitate the setting up of the Materials Development Unit in accordance with the Materials Development Model following its approval by the Department;
  • Work with the curriculum experts, open learning management team, materials developers, media experts, and instructional designers in developing Open Learning Materials Development Workflow/processes for the Department.

The services are provided by one senior expert.

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