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Conclusion of 2U's R1.4bn buyout of GetSmarter puts Cape Town in the spotlight

US-based 2U Inc. has concluded its $103m (R1.4bn) acquisition of online education company GetSmarter. The deal, which is believed to be the biggest ever for a South African edtech company, further bolsters Cape Town's position as a technology hub...

Issued by GetSmarter 6 Oct 2017

UCT launches MOOC focusing on practical academic writing skills

‘Writing Your World' is the latest massive open online course (MOOC) launched by the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

22 Sep 2017

Boys no better at math than girls

Boys are no better at math than girls are, according to Smartick, an online math learning methodology and practice app, that is used to solve between 300,000 and 400,000 mathematical problems each day, in 70 different countries...

4 Sep 2017

Technology will disrupt traditional education system

The current education system is ripe for disruption. Historically, institutions have positioned themselves as knowledge leaders and the primary place to receive expertise to prepare students for the workplace...

By Patrick Bean and Andrew Horsfall 31 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

M-education can speed up learning, participation

With many students using their mobile phones to access information, rather than laptop or tablet, education institutions are encouraged to support the integration of mobile devices and apps in formal and informal learning environments...

8 Aug 2017

Aiding deaf learners through online maths assessments

Online maths assessments (OMAs) provide deaf and hard-of-hearing learners a fair chance to improve their understanding and marks...

4 Aug 2017

South African schools to be digitally connected by 2018

At the second Education Conversations event of 2017, held at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus on 25 July, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, said every South African school would be digitally connected by 2018...

3 Aug 2017

E-library launches in Africa to connect students

As part of efforts to make learning and research materials more accessible to students and lifelong learners in developing countries, e86 Limited conceived the idea of an e-library in October 2016, which has now launched...

2 Aug 2017

Free online academic institution launched

Riovic has launched Anzani Institute, a complete online academic institution where users can take advantage of various learning materials in a virtual classroom...

31 Jul 2017

Educational technology needs skilled educators

Technology plays an important role in addressing the critical education challenges in South Africa but equipped educators are needed to guide the process...

20 Jul 2017

Virtual, augmented reality brings new dimension to interactive education

While computers and tablets have opened more opportunities for students to engage with their subject matter in the last decade, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) enable them to understand abstract concepts better, anytime and anywhere...

13 Jul 2017

Samsung Electronics and Enterprises UP partner to promote e-learning

The exclusive training programme is aimed at equipping educators with tools and techniques to effectively apply the use of smart technology in their classrooms...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Jul 2017

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