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Angel Schaerer, Teacher Engagement Lead for Microsoft South Africa.

Opinion: Knowledge Grazing in an Information Age

January 11, 2017 • Education, OpinionComments (0)

The information revolution has shifted learning away from ordered hierarchies toward a much messier, disorganised and self-directed learning paradigm. But has this disrupted education yet? Look at the world we live in – the ways in which we access information have changed beyond all measure. If we think back to those awful events of September [&hellip...

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School children receive books produced by Canon for Room to Read literacy program.

Canon delivers 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa

January 11, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of their drive to boost literacy levels and education, Canon an imaging solutions company has partnered with education charity Room to Read to create  3,300 books which will be delivered to 176 school in South Africa. An integrated workflow...

Data Science Nigeria is a professional-led non-profit designed to train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday boot camps.

Data Science Nigeria runs e-Learning bootcamp

January 9, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientist in an aim to address the capacity gaps in Data science for beginners, intermediate and experts. The learning bootcamp will be held in Lekki axis of Lagos State between Friday 20 and...

The Deutsche Schule Pretoria has a robotics lab and with the help of leading global provider of technology and services Bosch, they have an outreach initiative established to share robot skills with those from disadvantaged communities in the Pretoria area.

Technology key to gear SA pupils into the 4th industrial revolution

December 27, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology key to gear SA pupils into the 4th industrial revolution

Robotic education started over a decade ago in South Africa. However, 90% of pupils in the country are still not exposed to the fundamentals of robotics. Less than a month ago, the education department decreased the pass standard of mathematics to 20%,...

Apps for business

South African startup “Ubers” education

December 21, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African startup “Ubers” education

Cognition Online, a new mobile app for booking and paying tutors, has gone live in South Africa to connect tutors and pupils. The app was announced as a winner in the Samsung Launching People- Mixed Talents competition. Cognition Online allows parents and...

Mwabu and Onyx Connect partner  to produce the Mwabu e-learning tablet.

Mwabu, Onyx Connect partner on e-learning tablets

December 15, 2016 • EducationComments Off on Mwabu, Onyx Connect partner on e-learning tablets

Mwabu and Onyx Connect have joined forces to locally produce the Mwabu e-learning tablet. The partnership will allow Mwabu to locally produce e-learning tablets which will enable easy distribution of their e-learning content and aid them in actively entering...

Youth in Mozambique using the Kamaleon community tablet.

Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

December 13, 2016 • Education, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet ” (“Tablet Comunitário”). The Community Tablet is an innovative and engaging way of getting educational...

DRC digital village

UNICAF’s VLE, a new to higher education portal

December 9, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on UNICAF’s VLE, a new to higher education portal

The sector of online learning is experiencing a boom worldwide, with more companies and institutions, competing for a piece of the pie. At the same time, newer and more efficient technologies are continuously being developed, with the purpose of widening...

Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual...

ZAOU acting Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Yerokun Olusegun Adedayo.

ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

December 6, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

The Zambian Open University (ZAOU) announced its courses and degree programs will be available on eLearnAfrica, further extending the university’s reach into the country and across the continent. eLearnAfrica.com is a newly launched mobile application and...

e-learning

Wizitup e-Learning platform introduced in Nigeria

November 25, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Wizitup e-Learning platform introduced in Nigeria

Vericore Technologies Limited launched Wizitup, a learning platform for students and teachers. The platform is suitable for classroom use, as a solution for teachers and as a School Information and Administrative System (SIAS). It uses different methodologies...

With Africa contributing more than half of global population growth by 2050, the continent will play a leading role in the future global economy.

Africa Code Week trains 427,000 students in one week

November 23, 2016 • Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week trains 427,000 students in one week

SAP’s goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a bold step forward following the release of the results of this year’s Africa Code Week. Almost 427,000 youth from 30 African countries completed training between 15...

Jacques du Toit, Vox CEO.

South Africa: Vox partners with CTU to drive employment opportunities

November 23, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Vox partners with CTU to drive employment opportunities

Vox, has joined forces with CTU Training Solutions to offer high potential students with work integrated learning (WIL) experience across the spectrum of solutions, services and products currently offered by the company. Speaking shortly after its inaugural...

Tech Education

How VOD can boost education

November 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on How VOD can boost education

Video on Demand (VOD) services are ideally positioned to expand the reach of quality education and even help subsidise the cost of education. “On-demand is not just for entertainment,” says Stephen Watson, Managing Director of South African video on...

Vega degree now offers a new route into this industry.

South Africa: Vega offers a new degree course in gaming

November 17, 2016 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Vega offers a new degree course in gaming

Video gaming is one of the world’s fastest growing global industries, and subsequently a booming career option. As a $21 billion industry, it is soon expected to earn more money than Hollywood. According to an industry report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)...

Vodafone Zambia has opened its latest retail store at the University of Zambia main campus in its quest to bridge the digital divide among students.  (Image source: Google/fitch.com)

Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

November 14, 2016 • Education, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia champions youth empowerment by bridging digital divide

Vodafone Zambia opened its latest retail outlet at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus in a move that will see university students easily access the company’s ultra-fast 4G-LTE internet and devices. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the store,...