Top 10 Movies About Teachers
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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 with the children they teach. After spending years lecturing at private schools across South Africa,

 
Using MOOC to upgrade Education in Rural Areas
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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 or MOOC. This is made possible with the pervasiveness of broadband Internet. MOOC is a

 
Mxit education takes off
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Mxit has signed up 5-million subscribers to its educational content, and 600 000 to its eight exam revision applications. Mxit believes this provides ample evidence that the average mobile phone can become a transformative education tool for learners. Andrew Rudge, Chief of Insight and Reach at Mxit says, “mLearning is powerful because it breaks through

 
From Acquisition of Knowledge to Programmed, Conditioned Responses
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Education: From Acquisition of Knowledge to Programmed, Conditioned Responses source:Hour of the Time  

 
#edchat Join Weekly Twitter Chat on Education
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A twitter chat for the South African education community takes place from 20h30 to 21h30 each Monday evening GMT+2. Private school teachers and public schools teachers have an open conversation about children, teaching, learning and technology. To vote for your choice of topic for the coming week, please head over to #edchatsa website and add your

 
SMS' Can Relieve Stressed, Lonely People
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BERKELEY — Text messaging often gets a bad rap for contributing to illiteracy and high-risk behaviour such as reckless driving. But a social welfare professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has found an upside to texting, especially for people who feel stressed out, isolated and alone. Text messages in cognitive behaviour therapy can make people feel less isolated Adrian

 
Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile
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Recently my guest lecturing slot at Stenden SA, the leading hospitality management or hotel school in South Africa, was confirmed. In preparation for a week of lectures I started doing research on my favourite resources, TED.com and found this gem. His reference to Abraham Maslow and the application in business alone is worth watching this

 
Using Skype for Teaching in Virtual Classrooms
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The classroom has continuously experienced advances in the fields of computers and technology for decades. These technological advancements have even reached the education field, with numerous virtual classrooms emerging left and right. You no longer need to be physically present at the classroom in order to learn anything and everything under the sun. You can

 
Leadership in a Technology Driven World
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Worldwide there is a crises in education and schools and perhaps even more so in Africa. All you have to do is open any newspaper and you will read stories like this letter from a very concerned parent in the Namibian. This keynote speech was delivered to over 240 Deputy Heads of Independent Schools at

 
Gauteng Online is a failure doomed from the beginning
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What where they thinking when the Gauteng department of Education promised to connect all the schools in Gauteng to the Internet within 5 years? This is a rhetorical questions about the stupidity of infrastructure projects of this nature. The government themselves are the most inefficient users of technology and with this project they were meant