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The digital divide: Overcoming barriers to digital learning in post-Covid-19 South AfricaThe worldwide progress in digital education has been exciting to watch, with new advances being made seemingly each week. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the reliance on digital learning solutions has undoubtedly increased (Dwolatzky and Harris, 2019). This raises the question as to how well South Africa will be able to address the ever-growing need for digital education solutions post-Covid, in the context of an already struggling education system. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

Engagement, inquiry and community: What are Gen Zs looking for in learning?"Speak to the youth and you will see your future." Is this a quote? If not, it should be. 5 Mar 2021 Read more

Matching Moodle affordances with different knowledge typesThe field of e-learning undeniably offers a wide range of affordances - i.e. options that are made available to e-learning practitioners. When used effectively, these resources provide great value in ensuring that learning objectives are achieved successfully. 19 May 2020 Read more

The rise of digital textbooks: 4 features to look out forWhen it comes to textbooks, the topic of 'print versus digital' is an ongoing debate. Although each person has their preference, there's no denying that printed materials are somewhat limited in terms of versatility. Digital textbooks, on the other hand, provide both students and educators with more variety in terms of teaching and learning tools, as well as enticing features to improve the learning experience. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

Complexity and the modern curriculumThe curriculum operates in a space where knowledge is recontextualised and organised for various pedagogical purposes. It also exists as a compelling site of personal, social, cultural, political and symbolic reflection. 23 Apr 2020 Read more

Leading SA edtech company, Edge Learning Media, announces name changeEdge Learning Media is proud to announce a brand update that will reflect our evolution to becoming a specialist academic edtech company, meeting our clients' needs for digital courseware. With our genesis in academic publishing and our reputation and experience as experts in education, Edge has become a holistic education company that leads in the edtech industry by creating tailor-made learning experiences for higher learning in a way that no one else can. 22 Apr 2020 Read more

Education in isolation: 5 tips for moving your courses onlineEducators 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. 7 Apr 2020 Read more

Cengage, Edge Learning Media expand access to learning for SA's tertiary students, instructorsCengage and Edge Learning Media are delighted to announce a new partnership in South Africa. This partnership will see Cengage representing Edge's leading textbook catalogue within the South African public university sector, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini. 19 Feb 2020 Read more

Could online and blended learning aid South Africa in graduating more doctors?Edge Learning Media's CEO, Dr Andrew Hibling, was recently invited onto CapeTalk's The John Maytham Show. In the interview, Hibling discusses whether there is scope to utilise online and blended learning as a means of scaling medical education at South African universities. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

How to write for ATTENTIONAttracting and maintaining students' attention is a challenging task in any educational context. In this article, we will explore five principles that can be applied by instructional designers, to create learning material that will grab students' attention and increase their engagement with the content. 20 Feb 2019 Read more

Using change management to successfully transition to eLearningResistance to change is a well-known phenomenon - and making the change from traditional learning to e-learning can certainly be met with resistance, by instructors and students alike. In this article, we explore some simple but powerful change management strategies, to ease the transition to e-learning and to support individuals in adapting to the new system. 16 Jan 2019 Read more

Five ways to design elearning materials for millennialsThe millennial generation is shaping the world around us - breaking the moulds that have traditionally determined how one works, socialises and learns. In this article, we look at five ways in which you can design your e-learning course to suit the needs of the millennial learner. 14 Dec 2018 Read more