Entries by Jolene Du Plessis

Equip leaders for the future with Turnitin

While Turnitin is a familiar anti-plagiarism tool within the tertiary education sector, it also has its role to play within secondary education. Using Turnitin at this level helps to cultivate literacy skills in learners, while providing the necessary tools that support best practice. In essence, Turnitin sets learners up for success in school and beyond. […]

Tech partnership engages students into campus life via digital engagement

Tech partnership engages students into campus life via digital engagement  Cape Town, 27 November 2018: Joining hundreds of leading colleges and universities around the world, a new tech partnership will enable higher educational institutions in Africa to consolidate all the institution’s software apps, maps, classes, calendars and learning management systems via a customisable application platform. […]

Partnership enables kids to read

Cape Town, 05 February 2018 Partnership enables kids to read Staff from Fish Hoek based, Eiffel Corp joined the Nali’ibali national storytelling network to spark potential through storytelling and reading in Masiphumelele last week.    Literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects and children who regularly read and hear […]

Trends in digital learning

Digital learning and technology critical as students queue for higher education Cape Town, 23 January 2018:  In light of the free higher education pronouncement by the President, universities will have to innovate quickly to address the vast numbers that will seek to respond to the opportunity. This is especially poignant in the South African context […]

Lessons learned – uni drives change with tech

Five lessons learned – an industrial city university drives change with tech Cape Town, 03 September 2018: With one foot in implementation and one foot in the future, a technology strategy was critical in bringing the Vaal University of Technology into the 21st century. According to Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo, Vice Chancellor: Academic & Research at […]

Teaching in a Digital World

Teaching in a Digital World A decade or so ago, when technology was first introduced in the classroom, the word e-learning had a magical ring to it. It was regarded as a separate, exotic teaching niche that was the province of ‘outliers’ – those who enjoyed being on the cutting edge. Despite the great leaps […]

How edtech will shape the school of the future

How edtech will shape the school of the future Cape Town, 25 July 2018: eLearning, analystics, mobile apps, learning management systems, learning content repositories and tech enabled communications: jargon to many, but essential to shape the school of the future. In South Africa, there is a chasm to cross.  In 2011, 49% of grade 9 […]