According to figures released by the Department of Basic Education, 403,874 students passed their NSC this year. Amid the excitement of negotiating this hurdle, for many it brings the question: "Where to now?" into sharp focus. For higher education institution brands, this is peak season, with brands playing an important role in informing decisions...
By Christopher Human 26 Jan 2015 10:45
The nation brand is an extremely complex concept. I recently found a diagrammatic representation in a paper entitled the Nation Brand Molecule which illustrates exactly how complex this concept is...
By Miller Matola 22 Jan 2015 11:10
Not all professors are keen on implementing digital strategies, but even the most obstinate educators must admit that the level of student engagement is positively affected when technology becomes an integrated part of their learning habits...
By Robert Morris 18 Dec 2014 11:00
"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...
By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38
Many international education institutions are making internship and workplace readiness training an essential and compulsory part of their syllabus.
By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 23 Oct 2014 12:15
The language debate rages on in tertiary education. The latest from the desk of the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, is the pronouncement that South Africa no longer has (or should have) Afrikaans, Zulu or Tswana universities - only South African ones.
By Ian Henderson 28 Aug 2014 14:33
There still remains a significant and visible gender inequality gap at higher education institutions.
By Pauline Machika 7 Aug 2014 09:15
A new initiative focusing on empowering young women entering the marketing sector with on the job skills has been launched in Gauteng.
By Danette Breitenbach 28 Jul 2014 07:11
Choosing the right technology to suit your educational needs is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make before setting foot on campus, and I'm sorry to say, but your dad's hand-me-down - the one without a webcam that's slower than peak-hour traffic - is just not going to cut it.
By Chris Moseley 13 Jun 2014 10:00
We are enjoying 20 years of democracy so it is a good time to take an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.
By Brett Bowes 22 May 2014 13:21
In January 2014, it was announced that the amended national norms and standards for school funding had been gazetted and implemented. The funding policy details how much government money each public school will receive - depending on their rankings.
By Genevieve Allen 9 May 2014 13:36
If you are in charge of planning an important corporate conference, you want to make sure that your company shines in all its glory. Whether the event lasts for just several hours, a standard business day, or spans several days, you want it to go smoothly.
By Peter Davidson 17 Apr 2014 10:06
When it comes to learning, traditional methods may be restricting to some. Whether you want to take advantage of an opportunity far away, such as a course with a university on the other side of the country, or you want to expand your horizons and learn something new online, e-learning is a great way to achieve your goals.
By Peter Davidson 7 Apr 2014 14:44
Companies with highly effective internal communication strategies are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers significantly, according to a new Change & Communication study by Towers Watson.
By John French 10 Mar 2014 09:26
If you'd like to boost your earning potential in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice for you: master the art of presenting. Buffett once told a class of business students of Columbia Business College that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10% of their future earnings. If they were great presenters, he would raise his bid by an amazing 50%! Buffet believes that excellent presentation skills makes an employee far more valuable.
By John French 10 Feb 2014 15:25
My first training assignment for 2014 was to train a new marketing manager in sales skills and strategy. The directors he was working for were less than happy with his sales performance and they were especially worried about his communication skills and Emotional Intelligence when it came to dealing with their valued customers.
By John French 24 Jan 2014 10:18
According to research firm, Ambient Insight, the global market for self-paced e-learning products and services reached US$ 27.1 billion by 2009 and is likely to double by 2014. With that said, let's have a quick look at the e-learning trends for 2014.
By Kirsty Chadwick 21 Jan 2014 06:36
It's that time of year again. January is the month when goal-oriented people reflect on the past 365 days, examine their past successes and failures and decide how this new year they CAN make things better. There is something very significant about the beginning of a new year that causes us to reflect and set goals for future self-development.
By John French 8 Jan 2014 09:50
Being a "good host" was definitely high up the list of what parents of middle-class spoilt brats, like me, expected from their children. Apart from learning to place many more pieces of cutlery on a table than were required, I think the answer to being a good host was, and still is, to provide a decent and handy location for a group of people to share vaguely similar interests and to start a few conversations and make sure there are no uncomfortable silences. And, for me, that location was usually around a dinner table. Now it's around a computer.
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 12 Dec 2013 12:18