Via Afrika Digital Education Centres

Via Afrika Digital Education Centres (VADECs) are converted shipping containers filled with 15 tablets, a computer, Wi-Fi internet access with Via Afrika sponsored data, more than 400 Via Afrika ebooks, apps and other digital content, as well as Via Afrika’s printed books and other library books. In partnership with Breadline Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, we have donated 3 digital centres, now situated in the Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The teachers in the 3 schools where the VADECs are located are being trained twice a month on how to use technology, how to plan and present a lesson incorporating digital material and how to facilitate and manage the use of technology in the classroom. The aim of these VADECs is to provide teachers and learners in rural areas the opportunity to work with technology and experience elearning. At the same time, these VADECs enable us as a company to trial and improve our digital material and establish the level of training and intervention required for a meaningful elearning experience to take place.   Via Afrika Digital Education Centres in the media: South Africa education gets e-learning digital makeover 44th Mandela Day library delivered Built in Africa: Via Afrika wants to use technology to educate the continent Digital libraries to help get textbooks to rural schools Breadline Africa launches 43rd Mandela Day library 44th Mandela Day library delivered South African education goes digital Digital learning centre donated Ithemeleng Primary School in Reddersburg gets a library South African education goes digital Via Afrika’s digital libraries want to solve SA’s textbook problems Technology: Built in Africa, Via Afrika wants to use...

Via Afrika CareerCompass app launched

Via Afrika have launched a new app called CareerCompass (LoopbaanKompas in Afrikaans), to add to their growing list of educational apps. The app has been created to help learners decide which career path might be the perfect fit for them, and can be used in three ways: Learners can take each of five quizzes to find out which careers their interests and aptitudes indicate are the best fit. Learners can choose the subjects they already have to see which career fields and careers their subject choice opens up for them. Learners can browse through a growing list of careers to see which subjects are suggested for each one, and browse currently available jobs online to see how big the market is for that job. For Android phones and tablets, the apps can be downloaded by clicking on the links below: Via Afrika CareerCompass Via Afrika LoopbaanKompas For Apple phones and tablets, the apps can be downloaded by clicking on the links below: Via Afrika CareerCompass Via Afrika LoopbaanKompas To access the app on your web browser, simply click here to get started immediately.   Via Afrika CareerCompass has been developed with industry experts to give learners a good indication of their interests and aptitudes. It is not a replacement for professional career...

Via Afrika Snapshot of eLearning 2014

As a leading educational publisher in South Africa with a long local history, Via Afrika prides itself on its successes in meeting the demands of curriculum change, teachers and learners. We have become aware of a shift in learning and teaching materials from printed to digital materials. But we are also aware of how much difference in opinion seems to exist about the readiness of South Africa for eLearning. In keeping with our belief that it is critical to provide the right learning and teaching materials to teachers and learners at all times, we embarked on research into the current situation with regard to digital education in South Africa. The research was conducted using a questionnaire distributed to ICT officials across all nine provincial education departments and augmented with secondary sources. There is still much room for further research in this area. However, this study marks an important starting point from which to build our knowledge base in this growing field. Future editions of the Via Afrika Snapshot of eLearning in South African schools will track challenges and progress in South Africa’s eLearning landscape from this point of reference. The results of this inaugural research have provided us with an interesting and positive snapshot of eLearning in South African schools. Click here to download the report.   Via Afrika Snapshot of eLearning in the media: Is South Africa ready for digital education? South Africa’s e-book spending balloons Challenges of digital learning Less than a third of SA teachers have basic IT training SA e-learning under the spotlight e-Learning in South Africa (from enhanced-learning.org) e-Learning in South Africa (from CNBC...

Via Afrika Test-Urself

Via Afrika Test-Urself is the perfect study-buddy for every learner in South Africa. The app tests your knowledge and skills in all your school subjects with a set of free questions. More tests on specific areas of each subject can be bought from within the app. Detailed feedback on each question you answer will ensure that you make a success of your exams, and boost your confidence as you see your results improve! With so many questions hand-picked to test your knowledge and develop your skills, Via Afrika Test-Urself will quickly become your revision resource of choice. Via Afrika Test-Urself and Via Afrika ToetsUself are available for Android devices here (English) and here (Afrikaans).   Via Afrika Test-Urself in the media: Built in Africa: Via Afrika wants to use technology to educate the continent How to pick an educational app Matric exam app hopes to help pupils...