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e-learning enhances education in South African schools

January 25, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on e-learning enhances education in South African schools

According to industry insiders few schools in South Africa have the ability to roll out effective e-learning programmes because of a lack of understanding of these platforms. SPARK Schools has wagered on the future of education in South Africa by choosing itslearning – one of the world’s best learning management systems – as their learning...

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Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

Rocket challenge targets digital skills shortage

January 23, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Rocket challenge targets digital skills shortage

Local information technology value-added distributor, Axiz is calling undergraduate students between 18 years of age or older who are currently studying engineering, science, or technology at an accredited college or university to take part in the Rocket APT...

5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

January 21, 2019 • EducationComments Off on 5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

Higher education has paved the way for many of the technologies we use today. With a unique set of demands and workloads comes a unique set of problems. Laptops and mobile devices have infiltrated the classrooms causing distraction to the teaching process....

New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

January 18, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth. 98% of South African...

Africa Code Week 2018 touched 2.3 mln young Africans

Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

January 17, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy...

Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans...

Data science introduced to SA high schoolers for the first time

Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

January 10, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students in another local first. In late 2017, the EDSA made...

Adapt IT announces interim results

Adapt IT to expand footprint in the Australasian education sector

January 10, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Adapt IT to expand footprint in the Australasian education sector

Adapt IT has announced that it will acquire the business of Kura Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Kura”), Wisenet Information Systems Proprietary Limited, (“Wisenet Australia”), Wise.Net Corporate Trustee Limited (“Wisenet...

Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

January 9, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

In December 2018 at the CapaCiTi campus in Salt River, Cape Town, 340 young South Africans completed their technical training and received their certificates. They are now ready to be placed within tech internships in Cape Town and Johannesburg. CapaCiTi, the...

How immersive learning will reshape the world of tech

January 9, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on How immersive learning will reshape the world of tech

Immersive learning will fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information, and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the country needs to embark on to keep up with the demands of the future. According to Marco Rosa, managing...

Have you ever considered a career in testing?

Have you ever considered a career in testing?

January 9, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Have you ever considered a career in testing?

While technical skills are a prerequisite if you are an IT product, solution or system tester, a broader skill set is required if you want to be truly successful. According to Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology, many people mistakenly think of testers as...

South African students excel in Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme

South African students excel in Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme

December 31, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on South African students excel in Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme

Seeds for the Future was a life-changing experience, from learning Mandarin in Beijing to building a 4G network in a Huawei laboratory in Shenzhen, meeting and connecting with fellow African ICT students from Nigeria and Ivory Coast, my world has expanded...

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good

December 16, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good

Harnessing data science for the greater good and the need for technology to encompass the African context were the key themes in the address by development economist and radio presenter Ayabonga Cawe. Cawe was speaking at the Explore Data Science...

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

December 12, 2018 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top...

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture has partnered with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), to provide both training and job opportunities to vulnerable youth for the future of work. This year’s activities culminated...

South African students to take part in the supercomputing competition in Germany

South Africa: 6 students selected for supercomputing competition in Germany

December 11, 2018 • EducationComments Off on South Africa: 6 students selected for supercomputing competition in Germany

The annual Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) conference, which took place in Cape Town recently, provided a platform for South African students to showcase their skills in building supercomputers and their innovative ideas on how to prevent...