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The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages

The edutech sector is set to see a boom

Mobile data costs need to come down or edutech sites be zero-rated, though

Business schools need to mimic new reality

With most corporates effectively having their staff work remotely, educators will need to match and exceed this if they are to do more than just survive

How to create a new and better normal in the education sector

The education sector should use the opportunity of Covid-19 to address its challenges strategically

Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis unwrapped itself as a surprising gift for university educators

A message to the Class of 2020: You are equal to this challenge

Given Covid-19, the ensuing lockdown, and the number of school days lost, the odds have been stacked against this year’s matrics. But our country’s children have previously shown us just how resilient they are

The future of learning is here — and it’s mobile

The smartphone is a crucial tool for enabling lifelong learning and has the potential to democratise education, particularly with internet penetration and access to data both continuing to rise

It’s time to reimagine adult literacy in a post-Covid-19 world

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, it’s important that adult learners aren’t left left behind. The lockdown has curtailed face-to-face lessons, but companies in the adult literacy space are pivoting to online learning

Traditional universities must adapt or die

Covid-19 made obvious the need for universities to adopt fourth industrial revolution strategies

Caring for students goes beyond the teaching project

The Covid-19 pandemic gives universities an opportunity to find new ways of ensuring the health and well-being of students

Walter Sisulu University is playing catch-up with online learning

Some affluent institutions have already finished the first semester online, but historically disadvantaged universities like Walter Sisulu University are having to start from scratch

Children will learn under lockdown

Just what they’ll learn or be taught will be outside the curriculum, which may have to happen later

Online learning must remain a key component of teaching systems

Technology offers students a richer learning experience and helps prepare them for the workplace

‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home

Security at schools is not the community’s responsibility

It is unrealistic to expect vulnerable people to ensure that nearby schools aren’t vandalised or robbed

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