While most students won’t return to in-person learning due to Covid-19, FOSH-Qiniso is producing new virtual learning material for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students. Midrand based company FOSH-Qiniso which is funded by the German Development Agency aim to better the way of studying for TVET students in SA.
Due to the COVID-19 scores of learning institutions face closures all over the world. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, where teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.
TVET students are taught theory and they don’t know much about practical’s, hence FOSH-Qiniso is bringing the industry to the workshop for them. Last year the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Blade Nzimande stressed that online learning must be the future of education.
“This blended and multi-model learning, including digital and online learning, must become a standard part for the future higher education system,” he said.
Being physically present in a classroom isn’t the only learning option anymore, this is due to the rise of the internet and new technologies. FOSH-Qiniso Marketing Director, Jannie Kruga told Gauteng News that their learning materials are digital, interactive but still very user-friendly.
“We develop virtual reality, audio visual, digital learning content. At the moment, we build learning content for various trades that can be used by students at FET colleges for different trades like carpentry and plumbing, ”she said.
An innovative creator at FOSH-Qiniso, Allan Munyai said that the products they are creating will assist students to also interact with it.
“As we are living under the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) where technology plays a huge role and with the virtual learning our company does not only bring the industry to the workshop, but it will help the students to not only learn but interact with it.” he said.