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Technology will play an important role in the classroom.

The importance of optimizing technology for the classroom

April 25, 2017 • Education, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft today released its findings from a new education survey of nearly 50 educators in South Africa, in which they expressed the challenges and opportunities in optimizing technology for the classroom as well as the skillsets required to succeed. The survey commissioned by Microsoft, and conducted by Market research firm YouGov, was shared at the...

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South African schools to receive digital management solution

April 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom will supply over 5000 schools in Eastern Cape, South Africa with a digital management solution. The solution will enable the Eastern Cape Department of Education  to use technology to better manage the sparsely distributed and remote schools in the...

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offer on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in live lab environment.  (image: Yu Samoilov)

ISACA launches Cyber Security Training Platform and Assessment Tool

April 18, 2017 • Education, SecurityComments (0)

Global technology association ISACA has announce additions to the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio of resources—the CSX Training Platform and Assessment Tool. The CSX Training Platform offers learners accessible, constantly updated education environment...

Dignitaries gather at the  Zambia Vodafone JUMP  launch event.

Vodafone Zambia introduces e-Learning portal

April 5, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia introduces e-Learning portal

Vodafone Zambia is set to enhance the e-learning space for students in Zambia with the launch of the JUMP Academy, an internet-enabled application that offers unlimited access to a wide range of educational materials, tailored to the local curriculum and...

Innovators in the continent are looking to tackle the lack of access to and poor quality of education on the continent. (image: E-learning Industry)

Connected learning improves maths results for South African learners

April 4, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Connected learning improves maths results for South African learners

Poor internet connectivity and a lack of technology devices didn’t stop nearly 30 South African students in the Limpopo village of Gija-Mhandzeni, from using an online platform to sharpen their maths skills. The exercise proved that rural schools – even...

Innovators in the continent are looking to tackle the lack of access to and poor quality of education on the continent. (image: E-learning Industry)

The next wave of technology is finding its way to the classroom

March 30, 2017 • Education, OpinionComments Off on The next wave of technology is finding its way to the classroom

Imagine you are a high school learner struggling with the textbook in front of you. You point your smartphone and ta-da – a video pops up on screen. Sound too good to be true? This type of technology – called augmented reality as it digitally...

30,000 university and college students to benefit from affordable access to laptops in Kenya. (image: Pexels)

Tertiary students to benefit from Microsoft and Dell partnership

March 27, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Tertiary students to benefit from Microsoft and Dell partnership

Dell Technologies and Microsoft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with Jamii Bora Bank Limited (JBBL) to supply 30 000 tertiary students with laptops in Kenya. The partnership, initiated by JBBL’s leasing subsidiary, Jamii Bora Leasing...

The Microsoft Classroom of the Future.

Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

March 27, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools...

Gareth Hawkey, redPanda Software CEO.

Why practical skills training should be a strategic imperative for SA’s IT leaders

March 20, 2017 • Education, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why practical skills training should be a strategic imperative for SA’s IT leaders

In a business environment that is now largely driven by innovative IT and software, there is massive demand for skilled and highly trained IT professionals. Sadly, as has been well documented, there is an increasingly dire shortage of these individuals in the...

Bunmi Banjo, Growth Engine & Brand Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Google trains 1 million Africans in digital skills in less than a year

March 15, 2017 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Google trains 1 million Africans in digital skills in less than a year

Google has announced today that the 1 million milestone in its Digital Skills programme has been reached. The company had on 16 April last year committed to training 1 million Africans on digital skills within a year. Google reached its target early, and has...

Vodafone Zambia has promised to offer 100% wifi to university students on campus.  (Image: Google/fitch.com)

Vodafone Zambia to offer 100% wifi bonuses to universities

March 13, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia to offer 100% wifi bonuses to universities

As Zambia commemorated international Youth day on 12 March, Vodafone Zambia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lars Stork stressed the important role education plays in equipping young people with the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital...

Technology will play a huge role in the classroom. (image: Mark Chipps)

Video platform allows learners to access education offline

March 9, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Video platform allows learners to access education offline

Grades 8 and 9 in South Africa can turn their cell-phone into an experienced and engaging teacher for every lesson they will need in key subjects – without internet connectivity or incurring data costs. This innovation, known as “Subject Maps”, came...

The UNICAF Mobile App.

Online University launches mobile App

March 6, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Online University launches mobile App

In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This...

UNICAF has created the UNICAF mobile application designed to complement the UNICAF website.

UNICAF introduces mobile app for programmes

March 3, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on UNICAF introduces mobile app for programmes

In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This...

Colin Thornton, CEO, Dial a Nerd.

Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

February 25, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

Education technology can boost learner performance but there’s plenty of debate about how soon it should be used and then… how much. In his recent budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving...

Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager for IBM South Africa.

Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

February 24, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

An event recently held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg, saw the official launch of IBM’s Digital Nation initiative- an initiative aimed at increasing digital literacy in Africa . According to the technology giant, the launch of this skills...