IT News Africa is proud to announce that U’Hope has signed on as an exhibitor for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit, taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton on 29 May 2019. Under the theme “Reshaping Education for a Tech Driven Future”, the summit will be attended by thought...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for example, has become a major contributor to the success of some of the biggest businesses in the world. The technology has been in development since 2013 and it’s revolutionising the way we live, travel and do business. When implemented correctly, AI can help to significantly boost...
Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya Foundation and the Kenyan Government have partnered to impart digital skills to 50,000 entrepreneurs. According to TechWeez, this move will see private sector players "address a digital skills gap within the market" through digital learning and skilling initiative. “The digital landscape is transforming rapidly, and Kenya...
Teachers need to be trained to use technology effectively in the classroom environment. It is for this reason that education technology provider Mwabu has launched a new CAPS-aligned product for primary schools and teachers in South Africa. "The truth is, over 70 percent of Maths teachers in this country do...
Global Initiatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the second Annual Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development Africa from 25-27 June 2018 at the Hyatt in Johannesburg, South Africa. 'Transforming Africa’s development through innovation, youth, and technology' was the theme for this years’ RBF Africa 2018 which...
On the 29th May 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the 4th annual Education Innovation Summit at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton. This year’s conference will focus on the exploration of emerging educational technology trends and aim to provide solutions to technological challenges within education. Under the theme...
How The Chromebook Allows Students To Become Content Creators Rather Than Content Consumers After allaying its critics, Chromebook has been labelled by educators as the essential classroom tool. In a recent study by Acer - European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot of 2010, 74% of European based teachers who participated in...
Oxford University Press Southern Africa, an educational publisher committed to the growth of South Africa and its people through the provision of excellent educational materials and support, has been confirmed as a Strategic Partner for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit. The Education Innovation Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and...
  Partners for Possibility (PfP) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit 2019. PfP is the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), a national non-profit organisation, based in Bellville, Cape Town, with a bold and audacious vision: Quality education for all children...
The age-old tradition of going to school with a backpack or a briefcase could most notably be something of the past. It is obvious that technology is evolving, and most of all it is aimed at making human life more comfortable. Many high school students, according to laptop manufacturer Asus,...
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...
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, financial need should not be an obstacle to students who...
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 students to find tutors in their area by...
In Kenya, the ministry of Education launched in 2016 the creation of STEM model secondary schools in every county. The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an agency in STEM education and is carrying out continuous capacity development on STEM activities through various programs, strategies...
Education is critical to moving South Africa forward. It can help to solve skills gaps and contribute towards decreasing unemployment and poverty, and growing GDP. Technology is a central enabler in this context, and can improve access to quality of and engagement with education for learners of all ages...
While it’s misguided to start hailing technology as the silver bullet to the plethora of challenges faced by South African education – particularly when many schools lack basic amenities like electricity – there is growing hope in tech’s potential to bridge many of the holes within our compromised system. So...
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