The 4th Industrial Revolution and Libraries

Governments and organisations all over the world are preparing for the changes brought along by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR builds on the previous Digital Revolution, introducing new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body. Technology of today is more and more blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, and emerging breakthroughs include robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and autonomous vehicles. In the Cloud had the opportunity to conduct a virtual presentation on the 4IR to community/public librarians during their North West Community Library Services Annual Stakeholders Workshop. Although the Internet did not… Read More

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Training on presenting virtual events & live streaming of events

On 20 & 21 February librarians from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University received hands-on In the Cloud training on conducting webinars and streaming events live. In the Cloud helps librarians and teachers prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution,  blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological environment. Conducting and participating in virtual events offer so many benefits! It is often far more convenient and affordable to join a meeting/presentation/conference from wherever you are in the world, without having to inconvenience yourself.  Stable, good quality and affordable Internet connection should be a priority, and something librarians should collectively advocate for it – especially in Africa. Each participant was able to setup… Read More

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Workshop: Design & compile your own training and marketing material – 16, 23 or 30 March 2019, Pretoria

In the Cloud (SACE and MICT SETA registered) would like to invite you to a 1-day workshop, focussed on designing and compiling your own training and marketing posters, using a variety of available online tools and digital applications. Learn to design like a pro! Your material will look professional and you will learn very important life skills, as part of becoming a digital citizen. In addition to this, your material will be unique, look totally different from what is offered, it can be created in any language, and any size. This course also covers finding quality information and images on the Internet (World Wide Web). Please find the invitation attached. Dates: 16, 23 or… Read More

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In the Cloud now a SACE Approved Service Provider!

In addition to be MICT SETA accredited, In the Cloud is proud to announce that we are now also registered as a SACE (South African Council for Educators) approved service provider (SACE Provider Number 13360). View the letter of approval. SACE is the professional council for educators, that aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate Registration, management of Professional Development and inculcation of a Code of Ethics for all educators. Through In the Cloud being SACE approved, when attending one of our courses you can now earn CPTD points. Please contact info@inthecloud.org.za for custom workshops, or view our workshops at https://inthecloud.org.za/workshops/

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In the Cloud celebrating National Science Week in Graaff-Reinet!, 30 July – 2 August

In the Cloud was fortunate to participate in the annual South African National Science Week, presented and coordinated by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). The week was filled with learning, excitement and new experiences, and we made many new friends! Each day consisted of a visit to a different school, during which a programme consisting of the following was presented: Life Sciences and Maths – all in one Digital technology and the importance of becoming a responsible digital citizen Skype interactive session with a researcher from the field (blended learning approach) More than 600 learners from the following schools participated: Volkskool Union High Asherville Spandau… Read More

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Join us for our upcoming workshop on trendy & innovative ways to use the Internet/World Wide Web!

In the Cloud now offers MICT SETA accredited training. Please join us for one of many of our upcoming workshops, and broaden your mind, at the same time extending your horizons! Workshop Theme: Learn to optimally use the Internet and the World Wide Web Brief Description: Learn to use exciting, innovative & trending tools to find quality information! Take your online skills to a new level with this hands-on, interactive 2 day course, to benefit you – the learner, school leaver, teacher, librarian, parent – and all who are interested in finding quality information and producing superior work, or assisting and guiding others towards quality work in a productive way.… Read More

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In the Cloud now MICT SETA Accredited!

It is indeed a huge achievement for In the Cloud (incl. Kids in the Cloud) to be awarded provisional accreditation by the Media, Information and Communications Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta), from 1 June 2018. View the MICT Seta letter of accreditation. The Kids in the Cloud/In the Cloud MICT SETA Accreditation Number is: ACC/2018/07/0054. In the Cloud (incl. Kids in the Cloud) prides itself on providing exceptional and contextualised computer and digital citizenship skills-oriented training to both teachers and librarians. Although In the Cloud is located in South Africa, all training can be conducted throughout the rest of Africa.   Which Unit Standards are included as part… Read More

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Focus on School Leavers: Careers & Choices following Grade 12

Does your library plan to provide support in the form of workshops/webinars for school leavers, and provide guidance as to the available choices learners have following school? The following presentation include some pointers on available options for learners (please feel free to customize and use freely): https://www.slideshare.net/KidsintheCloud/what-happens-after-school-85752267     

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Register now for Workshops for Librarians in the Cloud January & February 2018

In the Cloud is very excited to now present the first official workshops, following a very extensive pilot period. We offer standard workshops, but custom workshops – tailor-made to address your individual needs – are available on request. Please contact In the Cloud for a quotation at info@inthecloud.org.za. Click here to view the 2018 Workshop List. January 2018 08-09 Jan – Content Marketing in the Cloud 11-12 Jan – Project Management in the Cloud 15-16 Jan – Online Communication in the Cloud 18-19 Jan – Blog & Web-design in the Cloud 22-23 Jan – Information Literacy in the Cloud 25-26 Jan – Designing & Creating Marketing Material in the Cloud 29-30 Jan – Putting your library/organisation on… Read More

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