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New literacy education app launches
New literacy education app launchesArticle

Lyra, a new app-based education platform that uses innovative advanced speech recognition and touch screen analysis to teach reading and writing, has been launched by co-developers, WGI Worldwide Company and GE. Lyra will initially teach users how to read and write in English, and will be offered for free to people most in need of literacy skills...

9 Sep 2020

Re-connecting in a crisis: Global study reveals that Covid-19 has led to more positive relationship with technology
Re-connecting in a crisis: Global study reveals that Covid-19 has led to more positive relationship with technologyArticle

The latest edition of the Digital Society Index (DSI) survey by global marketing agency Dentsu Aegis Network has launched today. The study highlights how, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have entered a new period of 'tech-love'...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 Jul 2020

iCollege launches data-free app to keep students learning during lockdown
iCollege launches data-free app to keep students learning during lockdownArticle

In an initiative to keep its higher education students studying during the national lockdown, iCollege has created an app to allow learners to continue accessing facilitation of their courses for free from the comfort of their homes...

28 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloud
#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloudArticle

As the national lockdown saw the closure of schools and regular teaching methods, and the rise of homeschooling and virtual classrooms, companies in the edtech space have found it's their time to shine...

Shan Radcliffe 24 Apr 2020

Leading SA edtech company, Edge Learning Media, announces name change
Leading SA edtech company, Edge Learning Media, announces name changeArticle

We have made the decision to rebrand the company and have changed our name from Edge Learning Media to Edge Education...

Issued by EDGE Education 21 Apr 2020

Learning in a time of educational revolution
Learning in a time of educational revolutionArticle

Glenn Du Toit, general manager and head of consumer business at Acer Africa explores key considerations to product development in education...

Glenn du Toit 8 Apr 2020

Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdown
Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdownArticle

EAK Digital has set up a virtual crypto conference, aptly titled BlockDown 2020, with global multi-platinum selling artist Akon as the headline speaker...

1 Apr 2020

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winnersArticle

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Technology for learning at home
Technology for learning at homeArticle

The debate about the impact of technology on children will no doubt continue well into the future. It's argued by some that too much exposure to technology can diminish brain function and that it hinders a child's social skills because of the lack of socialisation with others. On the other hand, the demands of the fourth industrial revolution mean that, for any youngster today, the internet and technology are crucial tools...

23 Oct 2019

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Why a holistic educational approach is needed to curb reckless drivingArticle

According to Vera Nagtegaal, executive head of Hippo.co.za, the new demerit system for SA road users, in theory, could significantly reduce road fatalities by imposing punitive action on motorists who do not adhere to the rules of the road...

19 Aug 2019

Parklands College grows young minds, builds futures
Parklands College grows young minds, builds futuresArticle

Parklands College in Cape Town is passionate about making sure students are prepared for the future. By doing this, they are creating entrepreneurs of the future through authentic learning experiences...

27 Jun 2019

5 things you need to know before building an educational game
5 things you need to know before building an educational gameArticle

When it comes to addressing the serious challenges faced by the South African education system, there are any number of players trying to come up with viable solutions. One option which seems attractive, is building educational games...

Jade Mathieson 23 Apr 2019

How to cultivate a love of maths in children
How to cultivate a love of maths in childrenArticle

Proficiency in mathematics is a requirement for the majority of demanding tertiary educational programmes including medicine, engineering, computer science and airline pilot training for instance...

22 Feb 2019

UBA, Google roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria
UBA, Google roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in NigeriaArticle

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and an ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country...

20 Feb 2019

UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector
UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sectorArticle

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently presented its African Stitch Secondary Co-operative Enactus project at the Enactus South Africa National Competition...

20 Jul 2018

The 2018 Cannes Mobile Lions Grand Prix winner: Grey Brazil for Reclame Aqui's 'Corruption Detector'.
#CannesLions2018: Mobile Lions winners!Article

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 19 June with the 2018 Cannes Mobile Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony...

19 Jun 2018

Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training apps
Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training appsArticle

Despite the fact that Africa's e-learning market doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching $513 million, the continent's three biggest economies, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are not yet moving their training applications to the cloud en masse...

Matthew Barker 13 Jun 2018

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Educational apps boost KZN learnersArticle

After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal and several similar schools, a principal's survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment, reportedly thanks to the Xander educational apps...

6 Dec 2017

How technology is opening new doors for neuro-atypical learners
How technology is opening new doors for neuro-atypical learnersArticle

One of the main effects of rapid digitisation is personalisation and customisation that gives consumers what they need, when they need it - and that extends to those whose needs differ from the norm...

Claudia Swartzberg 28 Apr 2017

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conferenceArticle

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

21 Apr 2017

Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civility
Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civilityArticle

Like the humble spreadsheet before it, the internet is one of the most transformative technologies in history. However, like any piece of technology, the internet can be used for bad as well as good...

Angela Schaerer 16 Mar 2017

"Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working world
"Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working worldArticle

At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego...

Rael Futerman 16 Feb 2017

SACAP opens new campus in Pretoria
SACAP opens new campus in PretoriaArticle

Building on its solid growth over the past three years, the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) has opened its third campus in the country, in Pretoria...

6 Feb 2017

What to expect at rAge 2016
What to expect at rAge 2016Article

Thousands of gaming and tech enthusiasts will descend on the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 7-9 October for the annual...

3 Oct 2016

Inspiring key notes and content at Eduweek with SABC Education powered by Intel
Inspiring key notes and content at Eduweek with SABC Education powered by IntelArticle

EduWeek, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 June, is all about advancing educational knowledge in Africa and responding directly to the needs and expectations of the industry...

Issued by Spintelligent 28 Jun 2016

Interactive digital learning centre launched in Tshwane
Interactive digital learning centre launched in TshwaneArticle

Tshwane's Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) has been launched to bring high-end interactive 3D digital media, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to the city...

21 Jun 2016

Proposed regulation against OTT internet services - debate continues
Proposed regulation against OTT internet services - debate continuesArticle

Over-the-top (OTT) internet services bypass traditional (regulated) means of distribution of media, content and communications and are generally, if not always, lower in cost...

Baker & McKenzie, Johannesburg, ICT Team 2 Mar 2016

SteveJobsSchools open in Gauteng next year
SteveJobsSchools open in Gauteng next yearArticle

The SteveJobsSchool concept is set to take off in South Africa, rolling out at flagship campuses in Ruimsig and Randburg in January 2016. The schools will have open days in November, December and January...

17 Nov 2015

Tablets add to classroom environments
Tablets add to classroom environmentsArticle

Over the past few years, we have seen tablet computers evolve from toys for geeks and execs into affordable everyday computers. Now, they are increasingly forming part of the educational landscape...

Ernst Wittmann 12 Aug 2015

New app guides school leavers to potential careers
New app guides school leavers to potential careersArticle

Via Afrika has added a new app to its educational app suite, CareerCompass, which enables young people to gain insight into the careers they are best suited for...

5 Aug 2015

PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate
PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rateArticle

According to the Department of Education's 2014 matric review, approximately 41% of learners who enter Grade 1 end up matriculating...

22 May 2015

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 woesArticle

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...

Christina Watson 9 Mar 2015

FUEL donates iPads to Bright Start
FUEL donates iPads to Bright StartArticle

Online training solutions consultancy, FUEL recently handed over 37 iPads to Bright Start, which provides in and out of classroom support to children throughout their school careers.

29 Sep 2014

Mobile education apps shine in growth markets
Mobile education apps shine in growth marketsArticle

New research from MEF, a global community for mobile content and commerce, indicates that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are major adopters of mobile education apps and these growth markets demonstrate the value of such apps.

25 Apr 2014

MEF releases third report in Global Consumer Insights Series
MEF releases third report in Global Consumer Insights SeriesArticle

MEF has released its third report, with analysed data from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries, in its Global Consumer Insights Series, highlighting both regional and global trends for mobile education products and services.

25 Apr 2014

Ten key mobile trends for 2014
Ten key mobile trends for 2014Article

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, has ten mobile industry predictions for 2014 derived from insights from its global board and the results of its global mobile consumer survey, which studies mobile user behaviour from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries.

20 Dec 2013

The top mobile apps of 2013
The top mobile apps of 2013Article

This year truly has been the year of the app. With iPhone, Android and tablets becoming the gadgets of the future, apps have exploded onto the scene with pretty much everything you could ask for.

Beverley Klein 18 Dec 2013

New ICT centres for Prestwich Street Primary
New ICT centres for Prestwich Street PrimaryArticle

New ICT centres were unveiled at Prestwich Street Primary in Green Point last week. The school is situated in an affluent area, but serves mainly underprivileged learners.

Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2013

GM's Childlife Foundation builds hope for Talhado Children's Haven
GM's Childlife Foundation builds hope for Talhado Children's HavenArticle

The children and staff at Talhado Children's Haven had good reason to celebrate recently when General Motors South Africa (GMSA), through its Childlife Foundation, assisted them with R170,000 to build a new classroom for their school.

4 Sep 2013

GKIM launches educational appArticle

GKIM, founded by creative Graham Kelly and technologist Ian Morrison, has earned plaudits and extensive media coverage for two new educational and gaming apps.

30 Apr 2013

Victoires de la Presse Awards honour best in French media
Victoires de la Presse Awards honour best in French mediaArticle

The 2nd annual Victoires de la Presse Awards, which promote editorial and technological success in French language news media, were presented to 12 media companies from France, Morocco, Senegal and Canada in a ceremony in Lyon, France, on Monday, 17 December 2012.

18 Dec 2012

Using digital tools in the classroom
Using digital tools in the classroomArticle

Chalkboards, paper workbooks and manual marking could become obsolete in the next few decades if predictions are anything to go by. This is an exciting prospect for teachers who have embraced technological advances. Conversely, many educators still remain apprehensive about these drastic changes.

Amy Johnson 20 Apr 2012

3G tablet launched for R2299Article

TabletWorld has launched what it claims to be the cheapest full-featured premium 3G tablet - the Dynapad, a seven-inch tablet with a 1GHZ Qualcomm processor, Android 2.2 and a 5 megapixel camera - in South Africa for R2299.

28 Oct 2011

Download first Afrikaans educational app for iPad
Download first Afrikaans educational app for iPadArticle

In what is described as the first Afrikaans educational game developed for iPad, Media 24's Baba & Kleuter magazine has launched an app in a mini and full version available worldwide in the Apple App Store.

28 Sep 2011

Mobile technologies can boost SMEsArticle

Small businesses in South Africa are struggling to get to grips with advanced new mobile technologies, despite the advantages they offer, according to the latest findings of the Mobility 2006 research project conducted by World Wide Worx and backed by First National Bank (FNB), Virgin Mobile and Verizon Business.

5 Sep 2006

Practical education creates workArticle

South Africa needs a new educational approach that embraces practical entrepreneurial development to effect economic transformation, with the current high levels of unemployment indicating that the current educational system is not working.

2 Feb 2006

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