This Mandela Month Collect-a-Can and partners, ReaderLympics, Biblionef and Pan Macmillan, are reaching out to underprivileged primary schools with an exciting Collect-a-Book drive. The aim is to encourage learners to read more by providing them with books as well as the opportunity to listen to inspiring storytellers, while teaching them that reading can be fun. In return for the books,
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Vodacom, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Basic Education, has provided an e-learning connectivity solution in Umlazi. The project will help enhance teaching and learning outcomes in the province through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). And the goal is to contribute to the transformation of teaching and learning through the use of technology in the classroom.
With the rise of the paperless classroom, information technology is evolving much faster than many schools can adapt, compelling many organisations to use collaborative solutions to address the challenge of access to quality education. Samsung Electronics South Africa is one such organisation that has invested in educational initiatives to benefit South African schools. “We believe that for our business to
Vodacom introduced its education portal, Vodacom e-school – a learning platform with internet access to education content sites – at Riet Valley Combined School, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, 5 February… Through the e-school, Grade 8-12 high school learners who are Vodacom subscribers are now able to access classroom content, which is curriculum aligned on their mobile device across all major subjects
eLearning Africa will celebrate its tenth anniversary next month in Addis Ababa with a typically diverse and challenging agenda focusing on how technology and learning are changing the African continent… A major focus of the conference will be on the role technology-assisted learning can play in helping to develop the skills vital for the future of Africa, by equipping young
Technology is playing a leading role in the classroom today, with schools, colleges and universities embracing multimedia and interactive technologies as a means of improving academic achievement. Sadly, too many educational institutions rely on outdated audiovisual (AV) equipment because of a lack of budget; others are using equipment that is poorly configured or that is not a good fit for
Almost every child comes into contact everyday with some form of the digitised world, whether it is watching their parents swipe their credit card for a purchase in the supermarket or even watching them on their cellphones. Digitisation – the “adoption of smart and connected information and communication technologies (ICT) by consumers, businesses, and governments” – dominates our world, and
Snapplify has announced that Penguin Random House UK is making its adult and children’s e-book catalogue available for purchase through the Snapplify App. Snapplify enables schools to purchase titles for their students to enhance literacy and promote reading. Even schools in underserviced areas that lack internet can access e-books from their award-winning SnappBox hardware, which uses a school’s intranet to
E-Tech Africa – a technology focused conference – and the first event of its kind in South Africa, takes place on 1 and 2 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. This event brings the latest in futurist technology and education together, and will literally take delegates on a journey into the future of education, said Event Director, Tanya Jackman.
Via Afrika, a leading publisher of quality educational content in print and digital format marked the first anniversary of the Via Afrika Digital Education Centre (VADECs) initiative. The e-learning interventions have led to dramatic improvements in the results and futures of learners in rural Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Free State. At Sohlazane Primary School in Mpumalanga, Thabantsho Primary School in