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Gemalto partners Casio to bring digital education into the classroom

Gemalto partners Casio to bring digital education into the classroom

April 24, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto has revealed that it has partnered with manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions, Casio to help bring digital education into the classroom. With the implementation of Gemalto Sentinel Entitlement Management System (EMS) and software license Rights Management System (RMS) solutions, Casio will have an enhanced...

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Investing in STEM skills crucial to South Africa’s development

Investing in STEM skills crucial to South Africa’s development

April 23, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The basic education sector in South Africa needs to increase the number of institutions that focus on critical subjects such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). So says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, adding that it is crucial for...

Africa’s journey to overcoming educational barriers to technology adoption

Africa’s journey to overcoming educational barriers to technology adoption

April 20, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Integration of technology in the classroom is inevitable as technology continues to dominate in all industries including healthcare, finance as well as retail to name a few. It is clear however that schools in Africa are lagging behind when it comes to...

MENA Innovation 2018: Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

MENA Innovation 2018: Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

April 19, 2018 • Education, EventsComments (0)

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to MENA Innovation 2018 which will see the gathering of ministers and government officials, under the patronage of HE Yasser El Kady, Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information...

How assistive technology is changing special education

How assistive technology is changing special education

April 16, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Special education primarily consists of a variety of educational services that address the individual differences and needs of students with physical or mental disabilities, as well as behavioural disorders. This practice ensures a different approach to...

The 3rd Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg. (Image: Dean Workman)

Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 3rd year

April 13, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Education Innovation Summit is set to take place on 31 May 2018 at the Hilton, Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by IT News Africa, the summit is designed to bring together innovation leaders and the academic community to accelerate innovative...

Digital programme to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa

Digital programme to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa

April 9, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital programme to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa

Digital Teaching and Learning Series Certification (DTLS), a SETA accredited digital training programme aims to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa. In a study run by Via Afrika, less than 35% of South Africa’s teachers have been trained...

Embracing technology to ensure learners reach their full potential

Embracing technology to ensure learners reach their full potential

April 3, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Embracing technology to ensure learners reach their full potential

In an increasingly digital world, where technology continues to enhance literally every touch point in our daily lives, it is within the education sector that its impact can potentially prove most profound. This is particularly the case for the African...

University of Cape Town now offers FinTech short course for business

University of Cape Town now offers FinTech short course for business

March 29, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on University of Cape Town now offers FinTech short course for business

According to the recent Finnovating for Africa report released by media and research company Disrupt Africa, Africa is already home to more than 300 Fintech startups, having raised almost $100 million over the last 2.5 years. But the industry is crying out...

Skills gap will cause 75% of organisations to experience disruptions by 2020

Skills gaps to cause 75% of organisations to experience disruptions by 2020

March 27, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Skills gaps to cause 75% of organisations to experience disruptions by 2020

Two-thirds of organisations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. Successful I&O organisations will need to implement vastly...

Samsung set to enhance learning with School in a Box

Samsung set to enhance learning with School in a Box

March 26, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung set to enhance learning with School in a Box

Anyone entering the workforce today must have at the very least a basic knowledge of technology and how to navigate a digital world. Depending on the industry or type of job, the level of knowledge required differs. Digital learning thrusts students into a...

Graduate programme aimed at driving open source skills in South Africa

Graduate programme aimed at driving open source skills in South Africa

March 15, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Graduate programme aimed at driving open source skills in South Africa

South Africa is a skills-hungry country. In fact, according to Adzuna, the rarest skills are in the digital and technology sectors, where demand is far outstripping supply – and according to SUSE – that is exactly what the industry is seeing when it...

The dangers of introducing tech in the classroom

The dangers of introducing tech in the classroom

March 12, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The dangers of introducing tech in the classroom

Technology has taken the world by storm and its use now pervades arguably all fields. The education sector is also embracing the potential that technology offers, with good schools and universities incorporating tech to strengthen educational outcomes. But...

The future of coaching in a world of Artificial Intelligence

The future of coaching in a world of Artificial Intelligence

March 12, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on The future of coaching in a world of Artificial Intelligence

Every year, the breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the intelligence displayed by machines, become more and more astounding. The list of what intelligent machines can now do better than humans grows. From driving cars more safely to making more...

Women urged to seize the opportunities of STEM careers

Women urged to seize the opportunities of STEM careers

March 12, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Women urged to seize the opportunities of STEM careers

Sasol is urging female learners in Grade 12 to seize the opportunity to be at the forefront of economic growth and innovation by studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses at tertiary institutions. The company has provided all-inclusive...

University of Cape Town now offers FinTech short course for business

Vaal University of Technology students receive IT bursaries

March 12, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Vaal University of Technology students receive IT bursaries

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Liquid Telecom South Africa and the Vaal University of Technology will see more students accessing bursaries in the field of Information Technology. Ten students received bursaries in 2017 to the...