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 adopting new technologies in the classroom. Educators...
Over the next three years, CapaCiTi is scaling up to equip 3000 previously disadvantaged young individuals with industry-demanded technology and business skills, placing them in permanent jobs in South Africa's leading companies. This hugely impactful programme roll-out has been enabled through the generous support from South African corporate businesses, R100m...
Smartphones can be a wonderful way to extend learning beyond the classroom and complement teacher-led instruction. They have a number of advantages as learning tools: nearly everyone has one, they’re easy to use, and they’re a gateway to a world of educational apps and content. What’s more, smartphones can bring...
IBM is investing $70 million in building digital, cloud and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, "IBM Digital - Nation Africa,"  aims to equip 25 million people with IT skills over the next five years. This is part of IBM's global push...
The government in Tanzania has introduced a TZS 4 billion project on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in secondary schools. The African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) programme will be implemented in 40 secondary schools across Tanzania and the first phase of the project will cover Morogoro...
What are the 7 E-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017? In an attempt to answer this question, we could look around us, assess what has been working so far in terms of education technology, and take some educated guesses on what could work in the near future. Without further ado,...
Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App. The app will offer student consumers rewards, freebies, deals and information, as well as free Wi-Fi and WhatsApp benefits. Van Schaik has also launched a mobile virtual network called Van Schaik Mobile, that through...
From South Africa to South America, education is in a critical state of flux. Young learners are failing to emerge from their traditional schooling with the skills needed for a digitally driven world of work, and tertiary institutions are battling to stay relevant amidst ongoing technology-fuelled disruption. The result,...
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 principals, Academics, University Chancellors, amongst others influencers who will share their experiences...
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 develop integrations with Cisco products. Speaking about the milestone, Susie Wee, VP...
Google, in partnership with One Acre Fund, will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a KES 100 million grant. Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize their agribusiness operations and tasks. The project will provide training as well...
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 software to create books and printers was created by Canon in...
The cloud is transforming teaching and learning as we know it, while fast-tracking education improvement from primary school to university. It allows educators the ability to collaborate on content, share information and even asses projects. The University of Pretoria (UP) has been a client of Blackboard, a virtual learning environment...
Furthering its commitment to driving education in South Africa, Microsoft has partnered with AI in Townships to realise the DigiGirlz initiative which aims to help talented youth reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them with critical skills in the science, technology, engineering and...
Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, recently mentioned that learners should receive multiple certificates by the time they graduate from high school. The MEC further explained that with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) looming, education in technology should be the highest topic on the agenda...
On Thursday, 8 August 2019, Kwazi Mshengu, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, officially opened the Siqongweni High School high-tech computer centre. The provisions, donated by Aberdare Cables, was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to the school in January this year. MEC Mshengu says, “as the modern world becomes...
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