TVET Lecturer Guide Includes WorkFit Toolkit
Great news – the WorkFit Toolkit has now been included as a resource in the course material for a TVET Lecturer qualification.
The Department of Higher Education and Training commissioned the University of the Free State (UFS) South Campus to manage a project to build capacity in Universities to develop digital open education resources (OER) for eight selected courses for the Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching (NQF Level 7) offered by several universities. The UFS South Campus in turn subcontracted South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide) to facilitate the materials development process.
One of the eight modules is Collaboration in Teaching and Learning. The author of this module recognised how useful the Partnership section (pg 12) of the Workfit Toolkit would be. Lecturers and college staff are increasingly facing situations where collaboration with industry becomes more formalised and they establish partnerships with employers and industry or business associations.
The materials, when completed, will be uploaded onto the DHET National Open Learning System (NOLS). This will enable universities to download adapt and make available the materials to their students. The materials and multi-media resources are designed to be suitable for self-directed distance education and blended learning.
Making Cents International, the original authors and copyright holders were happy to give permission for the Toolkit to be used in this way. This permission is very necessary when creating OER materials available to any one free from copyright limitations.
The WorkFit team is finalising a localised version of the toolkit which contains additional content and links to sites and information relevant to South Africa. This version will use a Creative Commons licence so that users can adapt the materials for their own particular resources.