E-learning has broken new ground in South Africa, in that it has become recognised as a distinctly different and highly effective form of training.
A fully-functional e-learning program covers everything the student needs, from the basic instruction through to tutorial-based quizzes, to higher level tests.
When this program includes simulation-based testing, the program is recognised as being a valid means to teach and to test competency.
The term ‘Accreditation’ in the SAQA system applies primarily to conventional centre-based, facilitator-led classes, whereas e-learning can be done anywhere, and is learner-led.
For this reason, the authorities have chosen to use the term ‘Approval’ to apply to e-learning courseware such as CompuTutor which has met their requirements, and has been mapped to particular Unit Standards.
An approved e-learning program can be used anywhere, but certain constraints apply when the student wishes to go through the final stages of gaining Credits. Click here to visit the SkillWise website and explore these requirements further.