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Why don’t we have virtual universities in this country? This is one of those simple questions with no good answer. We don’t. And, we do. South Africa has one of the world’s largest and most successful virtual universities in the University of South Africa (UNISA), with almost 355,000 students. But UNISA is…
When it comes to education the differences between the developed and developing worlds remain stark. There has been a convergence in the number of pupils enrolling in primary school, with many more young children in developing countries now having access to school. But when it comes to average levels of…
Modern learners can adeptly navigate the virtual landscape. They are on-the-go, and demand that their eLearning go along with them. But how can you design an eLearning course that keeps up with the ever-evolving needs of modern learners? In this article, I’ll show you not only how to instruct the…
The United Nations recently claimed an 8% increase in global school enrolment – up from 83% to 91% – thanks to its Millennium Development Goal for primary education. Yet it is estimated that 124 million children still don’t go to school, while 757 million adults are illiterate. That’s nearly one…
Practically all young people now go to school, but they need to learn a lot more there. JASCHA DÖKER IS a big man with a big beard, a nose ring and tattoos. His father is Turkish, his mother Austrian. He works as an electrician at the Salzburg Festival, a celebration…
Premier Helen Zille and Education MEC Debbie Schafer outlined the details of the e-learning project the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is rolling out across the province. "This is a very exciting initiative that has taken years of planning and has the potential to make a major contribution towards improving…
Most South African learners in rural and township areas do not have access to the Internet. Yet the reality is that when these learners leave school, they will be entering a world where proficiency with digital technology is a fundamental necessity. Because of the myriad obstacles to widespread digital access in…
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