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SABC to air school lessons

The public broadcaster and the Department of Basic Education have launched a Covid-19 learner support initiative in an effort to limit the impact of the lockdown on the school calendar.

14 hours ago

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Building businesses that build Africa: Innovation in uncertain times

Halfway through South Africa's unprecedented 21-day lockdown, there's a lot of trepidation. We don't even know if the restrictions will be lifted by next Friday,17 April, but what we do know at Henley Business School Africa is that our systems work and our people are energised.

By Jon Foster-Pedley 16 hours ago

Writers can take ownership of their creative journey
Writers can take ownership of their creative journey

During the last 20 years, The Writing Studio has shaped the successful careers of many of South Africa's leading filmmakers and storytellers, and continues to support writers to craft their stories.

18 hours ago

Covid-19 disrupts traditional learning, but offers STEAM opportunities
Covid-19 disrupts traditional learning, but offers STEAM opportunities

As Covid-19 and the consequent school closures interrupt traditional teaching, the pandemic also offers South Africa a crucial opportunity to reflect on what we are doing to ensure that our learners not only have the knowledge and skills for a successful future in a 4IR world, but also the creative and critical thinking skills to deal with a reality where a simple virus can create such disruption, so quickly.

22 hours ago

Education in isolation: 5 tips for moving your courses online
Education in isolation: 5 tips for moving your courses online

Educators across the globe are currently facing extraordinary circumstances in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this context, self-isolation and lockdowns have become the 'new normal'. Consequently, many educators have needed to move their content online - and quickly. For those who normally teach in a brick-and-mortar setting, this may be especially challenging. However, with just a few vital insights, educators can transition to online course design and resume their classes successfully. In this article, we'll cover five basic principles that will help educators to move their classes online.

By Millie van der Westhuizen, Issued by EDGE Learning Media 1 day ago

#Covid-19: TSIBA's response to the new educational reality
#Covid-19: TSIBA's response to the new educational reality

Disruptive innovation is the hallmark of the digital economy. But we did not expect its acceleration to be forced upon us through an invisible, viral contagion such as the coronavirus Covid-19!

Issued by TSIBA 1 day ago

International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help
International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international comparative study that's conducted in five-year cycles. More than 60 countries take part in it. For its part South Africa was included in the 2006, 2011, 2016 and upcoming 2021 cycles.

By Surette van Staden 1 day ago

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 days ago

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Bryanston school keeps doors open with online education tools

Bryandale Primary School in Bryanston, Johannesburg, has begun using online tools available through Microsoft Teams, to seamlessly share videos, audio recordings, worksheets and the necessary learning resources, as well as communicate and interact with students in real-time.

2 days ago

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High school learners get access to free online math lessons

Online education company Advantage Learn is offering its Maths Online platform free to help learners affected by the shutdown of schools to limit the spread of Covid19.

2 days ago

New senior public managers to complete mandatory course via NSG
New senior public managers to complete mandatory course via NSG

Public service and administration minister Senzo Mchunu is urging all public servants and other interested professionals intending to apply for a senior management position in the public sector to enrol in the compulsory online senior management programme run by the National School of Government (NSG).

3 Apr 2020

The positive role of literacy during a lockdown
The positive role of literacy during a lockdown

The Covid-19 lockdown was just hours old in South Africa when the first reports started coming through in traditional broadcast media about people breaking the stay-at-home instructions posed by the government to try and slow down the spread of the potentially deadly virus.

By Marinda Clack 3 Apr 2020

CUT assists government with Covid-19 medical needs
CUT assists government with Covid-19 medical needs

The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM), the Product Development Technology Station (PDTS), the Centre on Quality of Health and Living (CQHL), and CUT Innovation Services (CUTIS) are currently involved with government in different processes related to challenges associated with Covid-19.

"Our rapid research and innovative response to assist government with the Covid-19 pandemic, is proof of our commitment to work together in solidarity and unity to restrain the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the risk related to the community transmission phase. Furthermore, a Covid-19 research and innovation grant of R1m has been made available by CUT to support these entities in their endeavours," says Prof Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal from CUT.

2 Apr 2020