Creative poster design workshop for librarians so much fun!

On 23 and 30 March 2019 In the Cloud had the opportunity to train 6 librarians on how to design their own posters. One thing is certain – librarians are multi-talented, and this showed during the training! Well done to the following for successfully completing this hands-on, contextualised course. Annelize Kruger (Varsity College) Dipolelo Maake (Varsity College) Nikiwe Mfene-Sithole (Vega School) Harry Nkadimeng (National Library of South Africa) Theresa Mofana (Vega School) Proffessor Mjweni (Vega School) We are incredibly proud of your confidence, and growth in advancing your skills. The participants were all in agreement that they will now be able to design their own professional posters with great confidence,… Read More

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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/

Continue Reading

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     

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

The power of mobile phones explored during the mLiteracy for Public Librarians Workshop

Mobile phones can be very powerful if we know how to use them properly. The mLiteracy pilot workshop presented by Derek Moore on Friday 1 December 2017, and generously sponsored by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, brought together public librarians from around to learn more about using their mobile phones to access wi-fi, and mobile reading resources on the World Wide Web. Mobile phones are more easily within reach of children and adults alike sometimes, and although not the ideal, if it is the only means one has to access books and research, it is better than nothing. The librarians who participated indicated that they had to stretch their minds quite… Read More

Continue Reading