Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021
Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Online learning must be central to SA’s future education system
Industry experts weigh in on SA’s education system, advising stakeholders to consider blended models of teaching and learning as the pandemic continues.
South Africa’s maths, science scores still lag behind
The latest stats from the “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study” show limited progress in both these key subjects.
Public urged to participate in online book club
The National Reading Coalition and partners gear up to host the first virtual book club reading session on 14 December.
Technology helps ‘democratise’ education system
Technology has been a critical enabler in democratising decision-making in the education sector, says New Leaders Foundation’s Ayanda Mtanyana.
SA learners, teachers invited to apply for free coding courses
Coding skills development initiative CodeJIKA invites high school learners and teachers to apply for free coding and Web development training courses.
Basic education dept provides teacher-support via WhatsApp
The Department of Basic Education rolls out a WhatsApp-enabled mentorship tool, TeacherConnect, for the teaching community.
ICT tenders: National Treasury considers education tec
National Treasury is looking at ICT for learning and teaching.
DigiCampus throws weight behind Woza Matrics programme
The Department of Basic Education partners with e-learning company DigiCampus, to support matric learners with television and e-learning content.
Coding, robotics curriculum for Grade R-9 edges forward
The Department of Basic Education plans online teacher-training for its coding and robotics curriculum as the COVID-19 scourge continues.
Advocacy trust withdraws MTN zero-rating court case
DG Murray Trust withdraws its court action against MTN after the telco complied with its demand to zero-rate local educational Web sites.