Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Educational reform for the social media age

Educational reform for the social media age[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] Is the current system in sync with today's reality? How can education stakeholders harness the power of social networks to deliver on the promise of a quality education?

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Schools can help in transformation of SA from "rainboo" to rainbow nation

Schools can help in transformation of SA from "rainboo" to rainbow nation[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] Nelson Mandela stated during the Rivonia Trial, 1964 that, "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

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Alta Greeff
Code word for the future

Code word for the future[Alta Greeff] 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...

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John Eigelaar
Failed: South Africa needs to invest in STEM

Failed: South Africa needs to invest in STEM[John Eigelaar] In October 2014, Adrian Schofield, Manager for Applied Research Unit of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) told Fin24 that a lack of improvement in South Africa's basic education system is putting the country at risk...

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

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess[Jessica Taylor] Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

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Jackie Carroll
The human right to a relevant education

The human right to a relevant education[Jackie Carroll] Human Rights Day, 21 March serves as a reminder of past injustices and our achievements in working towards an equal society. The right to education is the key to the improvement of people's lives, no matter what life stage they are in...

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Murray de Villiers
Individualisation, diversity sets education providers apart

Individualisation, diversity sets education providers apart[Murray de Villiers] 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...

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Christina Watson
Why focusing on matric results isn't the solution to SA's education woes

Why focusing on matric results isn't the solution to SA's education woes[Christina Watson] When interventions made to raise the levels of mathematics skills and knowledge among South African learners fail to bear fruit, it's understandable that many are quick to feel that we are in a state of crisis...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
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[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] 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...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Throwing laptops at schools won't solve the maths problem

Throwing laptops at schools won't solve the maths problem[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] 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...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?

Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] Google has announced that it will be shutting down Helpouts on 20 April 2015...

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Jessica Taylor
[Learn Accounting] It's about people, team fit and technology

[Learn Accounting] It's about people, team fit and technology[Jessica Taylor] At Tuesday's Learn Accounting launch, Jacqui Kew, Associate Professor at the UCT College of Accounting, explained that students are of the mindset that achieving very high marks is the most important thing...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
SA afflicted by maths anxiety

SA afflicted by maths anxiety[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] Mathematical anxiety is one of the diseases that have surely spread through the human race without being detected and treated as a pandemic...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Maths not SA's innovation holy grail

Maths not SA's innovation holy grail[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] Mathematics' contribution to the country's innovation process has been overrated as it is only a part of the process...

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Matric results: Learner retention should be at forefront

[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] On Monday, 5 January 2015, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results for the country and the provinces. The results were received with mixed feelings and in the spotlight was the national retention rate...

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Rob Paddock
Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes

Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes[Rob Paddock] For a host of reasons, many of South Africa's school-leavers will be unable to pursue a tertiary education in 2015. So what other options are available for these individuals?

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Christopher Human
What we've learned from institutions of higher learning - Brand Union

What we've learned from institutions of higher learning - Brand Union[Christopher Human] 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...

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Miller Matola
South Africa's education system critical to our competitiveness

[Miller Matola] 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...

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Bez Sangari
Warm-ware: schools readiness for ET

[Bez Sangari] As with any technology, there are always early adopters, followed by users who implement the technology when it is already accepted, and finally late adopters, those who implement the technology after it is being widely used...

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Robert Morris
Online resources that promote students' digital citizenship

[Robert Morris] 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...

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