The sooner employees know what is expected of them and how to do their work, the quicker they will be productive, which will not only benefit the employee, but also the organisation as a whole. It is important for line managers and human resource managers to understand the importance of training and development in the workplace. This course will not only provide this understanding, but the basic “know-how” to run this function in their departments.
Subject Matter Expert
Walta Herron has been lecturing for more than 30 years, in various fields, in Namibia and South Africa. She has been involved in the development of course materials for more than 30 years for various institutions. Her qualifications include BSocSc (Social Work), BA (Hons) (Social Work), MA (Mental Health in Social Work), BA (Hons) (Advanced Industrial Relations).
Walta has also many years’ experience in a senior position in a hospital, an NGO, as well as a private tertiary institution. All of this equipped her with the experience and knowledge, which she would like to share with students. Walta has never stopped being a student herself and learns on a daily basis by doing extra reading.
It is important to her that students should be able to apply what they have learned.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.