“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who
  cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn,
  unlearn, ...
Overview: a work in progress


   Legislative mandate: the White Paper on e-Education
   National Curriculum Statement
...
Broad Principles of the White Paper

   improve systemic efficiency
   redress inequalities
   widen access to high qua...
Six Pillars of the White Paper

   infrastructure in all schools and for all support personnel including
    maintenance,...
Operational principles of the White Paper

   long-term growth
   responsive to curriculum and teacher/learner demands
...
Principles of the National Curriculum

     Social transformation
     Outcomes-based education
     High knowledge and...
Critical Outcomes in the National Curriculum

     Problem solving, decision making, critical and creative
      thinking...
21st Century Skills: (enGauge)
 Digital-Age Literacy
Basic, scientific, economic, ICT and technological literacies
Visual...
What is the Thutong Education Portal ?

   To provide teachers, school managers and administrators, and
    national and ...
New vision and Web 2.0


   dedicated spaces in ways that are intuitively logical to the primary
    target audience of t...
Communication   Collaboration   Creativity
Thutong Resource Statistics

                                                         Primary Resources

   April - 10 81...
Thutong Member Statistics

                                                         Primary Members

   April - 1117
   ...
Home Page and registration
Curriculum and Examinations
Typical Learning Space
Communication tools
Topic Search
This facility displays a list of main topics for that learning area/subject,
with the ability to view results...
Resource Type Search
Users have the option of choosing one of the resource types to filter
results, after which the search...
Keyword (tag) Search
This searches keywords defined for individual resources. It uses what
is known as a „folksonomy‟, or ...
Learning Outcomes Search
This search facility displays a list of outcomes specific to the
subjects/learning areas in an id...
Search results




1   The Name/Title of the resource, which acts as a hyperlink to the Resource itself.
2   A truncated v...
Resource Sharing




                   Only available to
                   Learning Space Manager
Professional Development
Education Administration
Education Management
Other spaces – we are growing!
     Enviro Space
     Kids Space
     Foundations for Learning Space
     Matric Help ...
Overview: a work in progress


   Legislative mandate: the White Paper on e-Education
   National Curriculum Statement
...
So… please become part of the Thutong Community




Joy Rosario
Department of Education
rosario.j@doe.gov.za

http://www.t...
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  1. 1. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. Alvin Toffler
  2. 2. Overview: a work in progress  Legislative mandate: the White Paper on e-Education  National Curriculum Statement  Skills for 21st Century  Thutong and Web 2.0  Communications  Information searching  Space types  The future
  3. 3. Broad Principles of the White Paper  improve systemic efficiency  redress inequalities  widen access to high quality, relevant and diverse resources and learning opportunities to all teachers and learners  expose all learners, in advantaged and disadvantaged areas, to enriched educational experiences  provide to all learners and teachers the means of communication and collaboration to enhance teaching and learning  give all learners the opportunities to excel in a 21st century environment
  4. 4. Six Pillars of the White Paper  infrastructure in all schools and for all support personnel including maintenance, sustainability, security, technical support and initial training  connectivity to all schools, FET Colleges and district offices to a closed network linked to the Internet  ongoing professional development (teacher training and teacher development programmes) for teachers, principals and support personnel  maintenance and further development of the Education Portal and content development  research, monitoring and evaluation  Community involvement
  5. 5. Operational principles of the White Paper  long-term growth  responsive to curriculum and teacher/learner demands  relevant, quality learning and teaching support material  content that is relevant to the lives and learning context of South Africa - content for learners and educators from disadvantaged schools and particularly rural areas  safe space for communication and collaboration  at no cost to end-users
  6. 6. Principles of the National Curriculum  Social transformation  Outcomes-based education  High knowledge and high skills  Integration and applied competence  Progression  Articulation and portability  Human rights, inclusivity, environmental and social justice  Valuing indigenous knowledge systems  Credibility, quality and efficiency
  7. 7. Critical Outcomes in the National Curriculum  Problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking  Work effectively in a team  Organise and manage themselves and their activities  Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information  Communicate effectively  Use science and technology effectively  Understanding that the world is a set of related systems  Variety of learning strategies
  8. 8. 21st Century Skills: (enGauge)  Digital-Age Literacy Basic, scientific, economic, ICT and technological literacies Visual and information literacies Multicultural literacy and global awareness  Effective Communication Teaming, collaboration, and interpersonal skills Personal, social, and civic responsibility Interactive communication  High Productivity Prioritising, planning, and managing for results Effective use of real-world tools Ability to produce relevant, high-quality products  Inventive Thinking Adaptability and managing complexity Self-direction Curiosity, creativity, and Risk taking Higher-order thinking and sound reasoning
  9. 9. What is the Thutong Education Portal ?  To provide teachers, school managers and administrators, and national and provincial education officials access to high quality resources and information of direct and specific relevance to the South African National Curriculum Statement and associated education policies.  To ensure ease of use, enabling users to find what they need in the most intuitive ways possible.  To create strong and vibrant online communities of practice amongst the above target audiences.  To facilitate discussion and sharing of information and ideas amongst peer networks.  To encourage South African teachers to develop and improve education by sharing the country‟s common intellectual capital.
  10. 10. New vision and Web 2.0  dedicated spaces in ways that are intuitively logical to the primary target audience of teachers  communication tools  comprehensive search facilities  resource sharing opportunities
  11. 11. Communication Collaboration Creativity
  12. 12. Thutong Resource Statistics Primary Resources  April - 10 816  May - 11 366 14000 12575 12716 13020 June - 12 575 No. of Resources 11366  12000 10816 10000  July - 12 716 8000  August - 13 020 6000 4000 2000 0 April May June July August Month
  13. 13. Thutong Member Statistics Primary Members  April - 1117  May - 1893 5000 4400 4500  June - 2314 No. of Members 4000 3436  July - 2721 3500 3000 2721  August - 3436 2500 2314 1893 2000  September - 4400 1500 1117 1000 500 0 April May June July August September Month
  14. 14. Home Page and registration
  15. 15. Curriculum and Examinations
  16. 16. Typical Learning Space
  17. 17. Communication tools
  18. 18. Topic Search This facility displays a list of main topics for that learning area/subject, with the ability to view results for that topic or filter further by selecting a sub-topic to view linked resources.
  19. 19. Resource Type Search Users have the option of choosing one of the resource types to filter results, after which the search moves on to searching by Topics.
  20. 20. Keyword (tag) Search This searches keywords defined for individual resources. It uses what is known as a „folksonomy‟, or collaborative tagging, where users can collaboratively create and manage tags to annotate and categorize resources.
  21. 21. Learning Outcomes Search This search facility displays a list of outcomes specific to the subjects/learning areas in an identified learning space.
  22. 22. Search results 1 The Name/Title of the resource, which acts as a hyperlink to the Resource itself. 2 A truncated version of the document‟s abstract or description. No more than 200 characters are revealed in the results summary. 3 The URL if it is a link to a resource on another web site. 4 A link to „View Resource Details‟ 5 Media type (.doc; xls, ppt, link) 6 Resource Pool (DoE acquired resources, approved resources, non-assured resources) 7 Ability to “Add to Favourites” 8 Ability to “Add comment” 9 Star rating
  23. 23. Resource Sharing Only available to Learning Space Manager
  24. 24. Professional Development
  25. 25. Education Administration
  26. 26. Education Management
  27. 27. Other spaces – we are growing!  Enviro Space  Kids Space  Foundations for Learning Space  Matric Help Space  Dinaledi Schools Space  School Safety Space  Enrichment Space  Reading and Literacy Space  Rural Schools/Multigrade Classroom Space  2010 Soccer Space  Correctional Services Space  Early Childhood Development Space  Subject Advisors ICT Space  Curriculum Management Committee Space  School Governing Body Space  Partnerships Space  Gallery Space  Non-Official Languages Space  Special Days Space
  28. 28. Overview: a work in progress  Legislative mandate: the White Paper on e-Education  National Curriculum Statement  Skills for 21st Century  Thutong and Web 2.0  Communications  Information searching  Space types  The future
  29. 29. So… please become part of the Thutong Community Joy Rosario Department of Education rosario.j@doe.gov.za http://www.thutong.org.za

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