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Global EdTech trends for online learning during and post Covid-19

The stress placed on parents, teachers, and the education system due to the current global pandemic has reshaped how school children learn at an exceptional rate due to Covid-19. Leading global artificial intelligence powered online math programme, Smartick, has seen over 150% growth of subscribers worldwide since March 2020 when schools closed their doors in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus...

26 Jun 2020

How to register your child for homeschooling

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has said that parents who still felt anxious about sending their kids back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic, could apply for exemption for school attendance by registering for homeschooling. Coleen Cronje, the CEO of home education provider Brainline, says the process is not as daunting as it might seem...

5 Jun 2020

Homeschooling - what does it all actually mean?

It would seem that many parents are still very reluctant to send their children back to school. Especially those with children in public schools who do not particularly believe that all the necessary precautions will be taken, or that their children (given how young they are) will be able to follow what seems like complex Covid-19 protocols...

By Yandiswa Xhakaza 3 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Nicole Cupido shares her view on education and mental health

This Youth Month, together with Pride Factor, young and confident 'thought leaders' share what they think the business community can do better to address the needs of the youth...

2 Jun 2020

TAS launches free videos for matrics

In order to assist Grade 12 learners keep up with their studies, The Answer Series (TAS) has launched a series of free educational videos covering a selection of subjects...

2 Jun 2020

Traditional teaching methods require change to meet needs of Gen Z

Generation Z is the group defined as growing up in the era of connected technology. Born between 1997 and 2012, most importantly, this is the generation entering the world's tertiary education systems today...

By Candice Adams 1 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Education and technology are not two separate things

Rebecca Pretorius, Country Manager at Crimson Education, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 May 2020

NSFAS students urged to use allowances to buy devices

Students receiving aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to use their learning material allowances to purchase learning devices so they can learn remotely during lockdown...

26 May 2020

Curro launches online education solution

Independent education provider, Curro Holdings is launching Curro Online - the group's first online school that aims to offer a flexible yet structured education model, with classes taught by current Curro teachers...

22 May 2020

Free online learning with Udemy through DStv

As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa is expanding its value by giving DStv customers access to 600 free courses offered by Udemy until the end of July...

20 May 2020

Why closing SA's adult education gap has never been more important

In a pre-Covid-19 South Africa, the tough economic climate already made the job-hunting process more competitive and challenging than ever before...

18 May 2020

4 tips to setting up an online classroom

With physical classes at schools and universities suspended until further notice, teaching online has become the new normal. The teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) industry, which has leveraged online learning as a primary tool for many years, could provide useful insights for teachers looking to set up or improve their online classrooms...

12 May 2020

Pearson offers MyPedia access to learners for free during lockdown

As South Africa endures a lengthy and indefinite lockdown, Pearson South Africa continues to keep learning alive with free online education resources. To support Grade 4-12 learners, Pearson has extended this offering by making available an adapted version of its MyPedia learning platform until 31 May 2020...

29 Apr 2020

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