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Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

June 21, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next generation’s leaders of tomorrow. The approach that they have taken is called the Cradle-to-Career 360˚...

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Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

Limpopo learners wired for achievement in maths and science

Limpopo learners wired for achievement in maths and science

June 15, 2018 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Limpopo learners wired for achievement in maths and science

Two Limpopo schools joined a virtual network of high-quality mathematics and science teaching when they were added to the highly acclaimed Ligbron e-learning system today – thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA). Pupils at...

DevNet reaches 500 000 registered members

Cisco DevNet reaches 500 000 registered members

June 14, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco DevNet reaches 500 000 registered members

DevNet announced that it has reached 500 000 registered members at Cisco Live, currently underway in Orlando, Florida. Created in 2014, DevNet is Cisco’s developer program that helps developers and IT professionals who want to write applications and...

WeThinkCode_ and OYA Venture hosts global She Loves Tech Hackathon

WeThinkCode_ trains young developers at no cost

June 13, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on WeThinkCode_ trains young developers at no cost

From before the invention of the QWERTY keyboard in 1868 and up to the ongoing advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, individuals have explored and redefined the boundaries of what was previously deemed possible – and it is safe to assume...

Acer to support schools in implementing new teaching and learning environments

Acer to support schools in implementing new teaching and learning environments

June 11, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Acer to support schools in implementing new teaching and learning environments

Acer has announced the introduction of an “innovative school program” to select and support schools that have embraced Acer technology to try out and implement new teaching and learning environments. The Acer Innovative School program allows...

#NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country

African Development Bank launches coding for employment program

June 7, 2018 • East Africa, EducationComments Off on African Development Bank launches coding for employment program

The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and...

Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools, Sizwe Nxasana to deliver a keynote at Education Innovation Summit 2018

Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools, Sizwe Nxasana to deliver a keynote at Education Innovation Summit 2018

May 29, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools, Sizwe Nxasana to deliver a keynote at Education Innovation Summit 2018

Sizwe Nxasana, the Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools and Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will deliver a keynote on “The Future of Education” at the upcoming 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit set to take...

Enhancing science and IT learning in rural South Africa

Enhancing science and IT learning in rural South Africa

May 28, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Enhancing science and IT learning in rural South Africa

Mochudi Secondary School in Rural North West, South Africa has become the beneficiary of a mobile science and IT Lab which is designed to help teachers and pupils. Many of the rural schools in South Africa need resources that reflect the futuristic innovation...

Accenture commits $200 million to education

Accenture commits $200 million to education

May 27, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture commits $200 million to education

Accenture has announced its commitment to more than US$200 million over the next three years to help equip disadvantaged people with job skills for the digital age. “As a technology leader, we have an obligation to apply new scalable technology solutions to...

Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

May 26, 2018 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

Crimson Education an online mentoring consultancy that helps build high school students’ candidacy to apply for overseas universities has opened offices in South Africa. Crimson was started by two high-scholars Jamie Beaton and South Africa-born Sharndre...

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

May 22, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

Fundi has been announced as a Gold sponsor of The Education Innovation Summit taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2018. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will feature education policy development representatives, school...

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

May 9, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

Integrating technology into the classroom creates solutions and problems in equal measure, but in this digitally driven age it has become essential to the learning process of especially higher education students. The availability of mass open online courses...

NRF to support Women and Girls in Science and Technology

Crowdfunding Models for Higher Education in Africa

May 8, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Crowdfunding Models for Higher Education in Africa

The cost of higher education tends to rise at rates considerably high. This resulted in a spate of university protests that saw students demand free education in South Africa. Students argue that, with a large number of students entering universities,...

Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

May 8, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Tracker launches Maths and Science learning curriculum app

Tracker, in partnership with MathU Teaching Emporium, announced the launch of a maths and science learning curriculum app at the Magaliesburg State School. The MathU Teaching Emporium app is aimed at improving the maths and science literacy level and uptake...

Frost & Sullivan evaluates stumbling blocks in the Crypto Chain

4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

May 8, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve already heard of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and the enigma that is Bitcoin – they’re arguably some of the biggest buzzwords to come out of the digital era. However, for something that’s got a lot of...