Solving The Port Elizabeth School Tragedy

Professor Jonathan Jansen The school tragedy in Port Elizabeth is the latest episode in the ongoing Eastern Cape education disaster. Recently public intellectual, Professor Jonathan Jansen, wrote about the school tragedy in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas. Read his original column here: The real Read More →

In South Africa University #FeesMustFall

Craig Reynolds South African Living in Dubai This is a letter written by my Computer Science lecturer, Craig Reynolds. He was an academic for most of the time that I knew him and at some point moved into the business world, first working for Sun Microsystems and Read More →

Top 10 Movies About Teachers

John Taylor Gatto - The Ultimate History Lesson Everyone agrees education is important. Most people agree teachers are valuable. Few people know the difference between learning and teaching. Learning happens naturally when children are fully engaged. Teaching happens when teachers love what they do and share that enthusiasm Read More →

Using MOOC to upgrade Education in Rural Areas

online courses MOOC UNISA has made distance learning a common practise in South Africa. It’s position is entrenched more so after the 2004 merger with Technikon RSA. The next evolution in distance learning beyond e-learning or computer-based training is Massive Open Online Courses Read More →

TED Ed launches with Two Questions

Yesterday TED Conferences announced the launch of “TED Ed”. This is new series of talks focussed on education. As regular readers no this blog knows, our focus at the Ramon Thomas Training Corporation is directly related to education. Over the Read More →

John Taylor Gatto — Over University Diplomas

The world’s leading expert on what’s wrong with school: John Taylor Gatto explaining the enrollment procedure at the top universities, and commenting on the value of diplomas.   Read More →