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Boris Dzhingarov
Mastering the art of learning a new language – English is dominant everywhere!

There can be no secret potion, computer program or magic pill to help you learn English immediately. It takes a lot of dedication, planning and hard work...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning
Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning

A Learning Record Store has taken e-learning to a completely new level. It collects, records and stores people's learning experiences from remote sources...

By Robin Singh 16 Mar 2017

How young upstarts are merging education and safety
How young upstarts are merging education and safety

As we move into the 21st century, accessibility to e-learning is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. Yet South Africa's disadvantaged youth face more problems than merely inadequate educational facilities...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Mar 2017

New programme to make learning fun
New programme to make learning fun

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners...

10 Mar 2017

Tech design empowering children with autism
Tech design empowering children with autism

Researchers at the University of Pretoria are developing guidelines to design better learning applications for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)...

6 Mar 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Luis von Ahn announced as speaker

The guy who co-invented CAPTCHAs, who co-founded the ingenious language-learning app, Duolingo, and who sold two projects to Google in his 20s, is going to be speaking at Design Indaba next month...

9 Feb 2017

IBM launches free online learning platform in Africa
IBM launches free online learning platform in Africa

IBM has launched its $70 million (approximately R945 million) digital education initiative, “IBM Digital - Nation Africa”, aimed at building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills on the continent...

8 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom
#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom

Imagine you are a high school learner struggling with the textbook in front of you. You point your smartphone and ta-da – a video pops up on screen...

By Nirvani Dhevcharran 8 Feb 2017

Lack of space at public universities needn't spell end of degree dreams
Lack of space at public universities needn't spell end of degree dreams

Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space...

Issued by Vega School 19 Jan 2017

Three thriving sectors for entrepreneurs in 2017
Three thriving sectors for entrepreneurs in 2017

Despite a challenging 2016, there are certain sectors that are ripe with opportunity for astute entrepreneurs to capitalise on in 2017...

17 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Is education's future online?
#BizTrends2017: Is education's future online?

Remember when The New York Times declared 2012 the Year of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)...?

By GetSmarter 9 Jan 2017

The do's and don'ts of implementing blended learning
The do's and don'ts of implementing blended learning

A key buzzword at the moment in the education space is "blended learning", but very few people would have heard this term before the higher education crisis...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 4 Jan 2017

Oxbridge Academy announces 10 scholarships in celebration of two decades
Oxbridge Academy announces 10 scholarships in celebration of two decades

In celebration of 20 years of existence, distance learning private college Oxbridge Academy has announced the launch of 10 full scholarships...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Education
#BestofBiz 2016: Education

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Education & Training portal over the past year below...

12 Dec 2016

New virtual school launches in SA
New virtual school launches in SA

Newly launched virtual school, THINK Digital College is available as an alternative, complete schooling system, offering CAPS and Cambridge curriculum from Grade R to Grade 12...

25 Nov 2016

Digital Talent Bursary worth $10k up for grabs
Digital Talent Bursary worth $10k up for grabs

The international Digital Skills Academy, in partnership with Brainstorm magazine, is offering a $10,000 Digital Talent Bursary in a competition open to working professionals...

15 Nov 2016

Practical work in a virtual world
Practical work in a virtual world

Is online learning a real solution to the #Feesmustfall crisis? Certainly, it is a step forward from the old "Open University": public TV with mail assignments...

Issued by Pert Industrials 9 Nov 2016

Tackling employee education, one bite at a time
Tackling employee education, one bite at a time

Single-concept, or bite-sized, learning is taking the global online education industry by storm...

By Dennis Lamberti 3 Nov 2016

Innovative Maths and Science school programme launches in EC
Innovative Maths and Science school programme launches in EC

The Zenex Foundation, in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Education, launched an innovative Maths and Science project on Tuesday, 18 October 2016...

20 Oct 2016

Could MOOCs be the answer to free education?
Could MOOCs be the answer to free education?

In a world where technology is changing every aspect of our lives, would it not be viable to experiment with the use of Massive Open Online Courses in achieving universal low cost tertiary education...?

By Mauritz Venter 18 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton

Penelope Tainton will be taking the stage at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction to talk about her passion for bringing positive change to the South African education system...

By Beverley Klein 13 Oct 2016

Elsamari Botha and Nawal du Toit
Venturing towards accessible education

Educate24, a new online learning platform, has launched in the midst of South Africa's education crisis...

By Pasqua Heard 13 Oct 2016

Free university - online
Free university - online

A social entrepreneur has worked up a blueprint for a solution for the higher education fees crisis: the University of Everywhere, complete with a mass graduation party at Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld stadium...

30 Sep 2016

Take that Ellen, my crack team is going to change the world!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Chris Rawlinson

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Chris Rawlinson, ex-Ogilvy/WPP, now creator of 42courses.com, a learning platform for the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2016

Education awards honour excellence in digital teaching
Education awards honour excellence in digital teaching

Kedibone Makgato, Mokhudu Machaba and Erika Esterhuizen have been recognised as ISPA teachers of the year at the annual ISPA SuperTeacher Awards Gala Dinner on 22 September 2016...

26 Sep 2016

CareerJunction bridging the skills gaps in SA
CareerJunction bridging the skills gaps in SA

CareerJunction, one of the country's top job boards, recently partnered with Shaw Academy - the world's largest online live educator - to assist jobseekers in developing their careers...

Issued by CareerJunction 26 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

Free e-learning service for Telkom customers
Free e-learning service for Telkom customers

Telkom launched its new value-added e-learning service, Telkom e-Education, yesterday, 1 August 2016. The service is being offered to its existing and new mobile and fixed post-paid customers at no extra charge...

2 Aug 2016

Why education's silver lining could be in the cloud
Why education's silver lining could be in the cloud

As South African schools and universities struggle with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, technology continues to offer some compelling answers to these challenges...

By Ernst Wittmann 1 Aug 2016

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