Entries by Jolene Du Plessis

Robert Speed Reflects on Blackboard’s TLC RMEA

We recently hosted some of the region’s most experienced educators from across Russia, the Middle East, Africa (RMEA) and Turkey at the first Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) in Dubai. Over the three days of the conference we discussed the spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing the region’s educational institutions and recognised the importance for […]

How to drive engagement through a unified mobile campus app

Technology is moving faster than ever, changing all the time. One of the challenges that come with these changes is, how do institutions successfully reach their students. What we do know is students across the globe are all using mobile devices. And they access most of their information via their mobile device. It therefore only […]

Managing student safety and mental health in South Africa

“1 in 4 varsity students have been diagnosed with depression.” Parent24, 10 October 2018 “Courts let Rhodes University lecturer off sexual harassment hook” SowetanLIVE, 22 January 2019 “Alarming that safety on campus for students remains elusive.” SowetanLIVE, 11 Feb 2019 “47 rapes on SA campuses last year; varsities to take action.”  Independent Online, 14 October […]

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 […]