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Industry Insight - Preparing students for a competitive, globalised world with education technology

By Industry Contributor 13 July 2020

The use of online learning portals and virtual classrooms will continue to play a critical role in education at every level – and will arguably become a core component of global education in... FULL STORY >

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Curro makes esport history with Minecraft challenge

By Staff Writer 8 July 2020

In a world first, Curro is the first academic institution to officially use Minecraft: Education Edition as an esports arena. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft and Vodacom partner to provide digital learning access to all students

By Ryan Noik 23 June 2020

Two tech titans, Vodacom and Microsoft, today announced that they are partnering up to bring a platform for connected digital learning to all students. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom, Wits team up to keep students' 2020 momentum alive

By Ryan Noik 5 June 2020

Amid the massive disruption caused by the pandemic and the lockdown, Vodacom announced this week that it has partnered with the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning... FULL STORY >

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SA EduTech company makes online learning possible for rural students

By Press Release 20 May 2020

Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth. This will allow them to scale their platform to meet the... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft offers free Teams training to educators across the country

By Ryan Noik 24 April 2020

Microsoft is joining forces with its partners to give academic institutions in South Africa free half-day training in Teams to accelerate remote learning. FULL STORY >

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Registrations for Vodacom e-school near 1 million during COVID-19 lockdown

By Ryan Noik 31 March 2020

As the country grapples with the Corovavirus lockdown, Vodacom's latest development has proven that education at least doesn't have to come to a standstill. FULL STORY >

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Google launches tools to help educators and students stay connected

By Staff Writer 26 March 2020

Google has announced two new resources to help teachers and students stay connected FULL STORY >

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Vodacom Foundation unveils revamped Early Childhood Development centers

By Ryan Noik 24 February 2020

The Vodacom Foundation announced today that it has revamped two Early Childhood Development centers (ECDs) in Atteridgeville township, Pretoria. FULL STORY >

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Google to train 30k South African learners in computer science

By Staff Writer 16 August 2019

CS First aims to introduce students to computer science fundamentals in a collaborative environment. FULL STORY >

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Will the robot revolution deepen our humanity?

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2019

It’s not every day that you meet the world’s first humanoid robotic citizen, but standing next to Sophia the Robot, one can’t help but feel like humanity is at the very beginning of a future that was once only the domain of science fiction FULL STORY >

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IBM Expands its Quantum Computing Program to Africa with Wits University

By Ryan Noik 12 June 2019

IBM has announced a partnership with Wits to accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in the next frontier of computing. FULL STORY >

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Virtual Reality in Education: Welcome to the New Age of Learning

By Opinion 25 April 2019

by Dr Lohyd Terrier, Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) FULL STORY >

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LEGO aims to build children’s confidence in learning

By Ryan Noik 5 April 2019

LEGO Education has debuted SPIKE Prime, a new hands on learning approach for classrooms that addresses the dip in confidence in learning while providing them with critical soft skills. FULL STORY >

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Technology could transform SA educational landscape

By Opinion 19 February 2019

Educational technology will play a bigger influence in all South African schools – particularly in metro areas or regions that have increasing access to an infrastructure that supports the blended learning model. FULL STORY >

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