Did you know that Africa has the highest e-learning growth rates in the world? A recent report by Ambient Insight found that significant progress in the adoption of technology devices in African schools has been made over the last few years. So how does South Africa, and Gauteng in particular, stack up?
Gauteng’s Education Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Panyaza Lesufi has set the goal of building a socially cohesive education system through the power of technology. For example, implementing, smart, paperless classrooms will help ensure that all learners and teachers in gauteng have access to innovative tools to enhance learning.
The Gauteng Department of Education conducted an information and communications technology (ICT) audit to identify what resources schools in the province have, and what they still require to support technology-led teaching and learning. Based on the findings of this audit, the department will incorporate a fully-scoped business case to secure the necessary resources for the successful rollout of the province’s e-learning strategy.
Although progress has already been made in the implementation of e-learning strategies in Gauteng school, there are a few issues for the department to consider, including:
- Connectivity and internet access
- Availability of local education content and curricula
- Training of teachers
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