Education Trends 2018

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Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform
Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform

Standard Bank is offering discounted access to Siyavula, a powerful maths- and science-centred online learning platform...

15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agriculture
#BizTrends2018: Why education is the next big trend in African agriculture

Four key trends require immediate scrutiny: consolidation, transformation, technology and agri-education. Importantly, the upscaling of agricultural education is the crystalising requirement to strengthen and contextualise these trends...

By Howard Blight 8 Jan 2018

Automation and skills development - an important duo
Automation and skills development - an important duo

ManpowerGroup SA's managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, is of the opinion that the automated economy will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets...

25 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Education
#BestofBiz 2017: Education

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Education & Training site over the past year below...

15 Dec 2017

AgriColleges international gets accredited
AgriColleges international gets accredited

The Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority, AgriSeta, has granted online agriculture education platform, AgriColleges international, accreditation as an education and training provider in agriculture...

15 Dec 2017

Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools
Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with The Training Room Online (TTRO) will be rolling out digital learning into the public school sector of South Africa in the form of the DBE Cloud...

4 Dec 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

UCT launches new MOOC to empower people to change the world
UCT launches new MOOC to empower people to change the world

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is offering a first-of-its-kind MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Innovative Finance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 24 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth...

17 Nov 2017

Intelligo Solutions now offers end user licenses for generic e-learning portals
Intelligo Solutions now offers end user licenses for generic e-learning portals

E-learning method of upskilling employees has grown at an alarming speed over the past 12 months in South Africa...

Issued by Intelligo Solutions 9 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

New free digital learning platform from BCX
New free digital learning platform from BCX

BCX has launched a digital learning platform designed to propel South African education into the future by providing free access to online educational content...

6 Nov 2017

Pretoria hotel school campus gets blending
Pretoria hotel school campus gets blending

Hospitalit-e, which was officially launched by the Capital Hotel School (CHS) earlier this year, is now also available at the Pretoria campus...

2 Nov 2017

Red & Yellow connects online learning with real-world classrooms
Red & Yellow connects online learning with real-world classrooms

Digital Marketing Amplified is Red & Yellow's flagship Digital Marketing online course combined with eight live classroom sessions or live-streamed to those who can't be there in person...

Issued by Red & Yellow 2 Nov 2017

Future-proof your journalists
Future-proof your journalists

The Storylab Academy is providing an opportunity for journalists to improve their digital storytelling skills with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training...

30 Oct 2017

EduWeek 2017 award winners
EduWeek 2017 award winners

Education conference and exhibition, EduWeek hosted its prestigious annual awards event in Cape Town on Wednesday...

6 Oct 2017

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

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