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#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

How to put the youth back in agriculture
How to put the youth back in agriculture

We need to grow emerging, small-scale farmers while developing a young and vibrant group of agripreneurs who are looking further into the future, where their more advanced skills and understanding of technology will provide them with a wealth of exciting and dynamic careers in this industry...

By Cari Coetzee 26 Feb 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app
Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea has launched its Android app, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs...

By Tom Jackson 15 Feb 2018

Data costs impacting African economies
Data costs impacting African economies

Education is food for the mind. It nourishes the brain. It develops intellectual and emotional maturity. Collectively it creates innovative people who improve their economy...

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 12 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education
#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education

The volume of information we need to process on a daily basis is hugely overwhelming if you don't know where to start. And no more so than for students and their educators. But fortunately, these days, there's an app for almost everything. Here are a few trending apps for students, as well as parents and schools, to keep on top of things...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 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

Howard Blight
#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

#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

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

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 23 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

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

#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

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 Coetzee 18 Aug 2016

Five questions to ask before choosing an online college
Five questions to ask before choosing an online college

Before you invest your time and money into your career, you should learn how to recognise and find online degree programmes that are valuable and useful...

By Charles Mburugu 13 Jun 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
The five most popular online degrees

Over the years, online degrees have become increasingly popular. Not only are enrolment numbers growing year-over-year, but costs are dropping and employers are viewing these programs in a more positive light...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

By Jessica Tennant 3 May 2016

Google aims for one million digital learners
Google aims for one million digital learners

Over the next year, Google will train one million young Africans in digital skills across the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2016

Do it yourself or do it together?
Do it yourself or do it together?

It's time to adopt a sharing attitude...

By Amandine Robin 7 Apr 2016

The role of writing skills in learning
The role of writing skills in learning

The educational process is aimed at obtaining knowledge, skills, and values. It's an important part of human development as a well-educated person has beliefs and views that are core elements of well-being in society...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Mar 2016

The value of self education in South Africa
The value of self education in South Africa

The average annual cost of an undergraduate course of study in South Africa is R30,000. This includes living expenses and tuition for an average student...

By Hicks Crawford 19 Feb 2016

Education: which path should you take?
Education: which path should you take?

Whether you want to become a supremo of leadership, a don of entrepreneurship or want to delve into the history of culture, there are plenty of educational roads for you to travel...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2015

Code word for the future
Code word for the future

Almost every child comes into contact everyday with some form of the digitised world, whether it is watching their parents swipe their credit card for a purchase in the supermarket or even watching them on their cellphones...

By Alta Greeff 27 May 2015

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Apr 2015

Individualisation, diversity sets education providers apart
Individualisation, diversity sets education providers apart

Digital technologies including cloud computing, mobile devices and the Internet have the potential to transform the content offerings of schools and universities. Education institutions are no longer limited to the usual subjects of maths, science and languages. They now have an opportunity to diversify their subject and course offerings to include unconventional choices such as aviation, catering, music, ballet and anything else in their curriculums...

By Murray de Villiers 10 Mar 2015

Platform thinking is not a pipe dream; what SA can learn from Google
Platform thinking is not a pipe dream; what SA can learn from Google

Treat learners like platforms that can grow in intellectual potency to levels never imagined possible as opposed to pipes that are bounded by their very nature...

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 25 Feb 2015

Throwing laptops at schools won't solve the maths problem
Throwing laptops at schools won't solve the maths problem

Private-public partnerships have seen technology arriving in classrooms at an unprecedented rate which surpasses the user's rate of ICT skills acquisition. The burning question now is how to maximize the return on investment in educational technology as an enhancing tool for learning...

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 19 Feb 2015

Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?
Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Helpouts on 20 April 2015...

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 16 Feb 2015

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