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Technology will disrupt traditional education system
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

EduWeek Awards Gala Dinner postponed till October
EduWeek Awards Gala Dinner postponed till October

In anticipation of the SA Taxi Council's announcement that a nationwide strike might take place on 12 July, the organisers of the EduWeek event put plans in place to ensure the smooth-running of the event that would have been hugely impacted by this strike...

10 Jul 2017

Mwabu Academy launches innovative e-learning content for primary schools
Mwabu Academy launches innovative e-learning content for primary schools

Mwabu Academy, in partnership with MRP Foundation, has made a major commitment to the South African market in terms of its extensive curriculum-focused online content, with plans to introduce translations in local languages...

28 Jun 2017

Online afterschool math program now in South Africa
Online afterschool math program now in South Africa

Smartick, an online afterschool math program supported by the European Union, which has already attained worldwide acclaim for helping 83% of students between 4-14 years of age improve their grades, is now available in South Africa...

27 Jun 2017

Mahala.ms portal empowers students
Mahala.ms portal empowers students

Microsoft South Africa, in conjunction with Intervate and 2enable, has launched an online portal called Mahala.ms...

26 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth
#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth

The shortage of skilled people in the sector is growing, while the number of students enrolling in agriculture-related training continues to decrease...

By Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017

EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange
EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange

As part of the growth of EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event's newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the main event...

19 Jun 2017

IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids
IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids

In Georgia, US, IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop have piloted their first intelligent play and learning platform on IBM cloud at the Gwinnett County Public Schools, designed to establish evidence of learning at scale...

7 Jun 2017

New MSC Graduate Institute to offer degree courses online
New MSC Graduate Institute to offer degree courses online

The MSC Graduate Institute will be launching in July 2017 and will offer both a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a Diploma in Information Technology online...

2 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

Howard Blight, Agricolleges international
#AfricaMonth: Quality agricultural education essential to increase productivity in Africa

In spite of declining growth rates and recent credit downgrades in many African countries, a growing labor force and vast expanses of arable land, point to significant opportunities...

By Howard Blight 29 May 2017

FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists
FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists

FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa have shortlisted the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2017...

25 May 2017

Free online course to better understand WannaCry
Free online course to better understand WannaCry

Alison has launched a free certificate online course that teaches how to avoid the WannaCry virus and explains the concepts behind these attacks...

19 May 2017

SUSE Academic Program opens doors to open source education
SUSE Academic Program opens doors to open source education

The new SUSE Academic Program has been launched to make open source software, training curriculum, tools and support available to all learning institutions...

16 May 2017

Call to enter - EduWeek Award nominations closing soon
Call to enter - EduWeek Award nominations closing soon

Entries for the 2017 EduWeek Awards, a highlight of the annual EduWeek conference and exhibition, will remain open till 19 May...

15 May 2017

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New e-learning institution to help create Africa's next generation of farmers

The ongoing and severe shortage of well-trained personnel entering the agri-sector and agri-related industries, including farm managers, section managers, and sales personnel, poses a significant risk to food security on the continent...

11 May 2017

E Cape works towards improving education
E Cape works towards improving education

The Eastern Cape Province is working towards developing an e-learning educational system to improve Matric results, says director of E-learning Summit Motse Mfuleni.

8 May 2017

Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments
Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments

Not only has the focus on research resulted in increased competence within the nursing group but with the world becoming digital, the rapid introduction of educational technology means that our nurses are empowered...

By Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale
Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale

A chance meeting with US listed company 2U's CEO Chip Paucek in October last year set Cape Town based SA edtech startup GetSmarter on the road to being acquired by the US firm in a $103-million deal signed on Monday evening.

By Stephen Timm 3 May 2017

Private-public IT collaboration needed to evolve education, employment
Private-public IT collaboration needed to evolve education, employment

The focus at the WEF Africa summit in Durban this week is on inclusive growth and governments need to embrace digitalisation to ensure Africa evolves and provides education and employment opportunities for its citizens and remain globally competitive...

3 May 2017

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