Digital Education in South Africa

I would like to salute South Africa for taking bold steps in investing in the future.

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  • The shocking number of South African students being failed by their schools
  • Where these students are falling short and how they can improve
  • The part that will be played by computers, eBooks, iPads and apps
  • How technology is going to revolutionise education in South Africa

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11 thoughts on “Digital Education in South Africa”

  1. With my opinions, I think no matter how,we should make sure the students know how to read. I don’t see the point if we provide all the high technology education materials if they do not know how to read. Besides,some apps may help them in words pronounciation,this can improve their speaking skill. Some other digital materials are suitable too,such as computers,as they grow up,they would need to learn up some typing skills and more.

  2. This initiative is something that could revolutionize the way students learn, and hence how they perform in school. The huge investment displays the true goal that the government is trying to achieve-to build a true educational framework that will contribute significantly in all aspects of the country.
    After all, proper education honed in young minds. can provide fantastic results when assimilated in the correct way. Where students were failing before, there can be a dramatic rise in literacy and knowledge and furthermore expound in the practical areas of the country such as the health field, law enforcement. as well as influence its position in the global market.
    The provision of computer and e-books are practical materials if used correctly, and when students are taught to use and apply them industriously, wonderful developments can occur.

  3. When educators are discussing issues of literacy, especially in terms of digital education and its successes or the lack thereof, we should also keep the region, resources available to and background of the location in mind. Digital education is a relatively new phenomena. This educational model has statistically been more successful in developed nations, although it is welcomed by all. While all nations are essentially “developed” in their own right, I’m using the term developed to address issues such as infrastructure, which is related to electricity, implementation, which is related like stable internet access, and even hardware, which also relates with equipment. When I think of digital education in South Africa, a myriad of questions come to mind. What is the infrastructure like, especially knowing they are less than fifty years outside of apartheid? What is the lingual franca of the land? What are the various languages being spoken, and which one of those languages have been chosen would be used on the digital platform? My questions don’t stop there either, but I’ll leave it there. On the positive side, digital learning and education is opening new avenues of learning, and takes global literacy to a whole new level. South Africa, like any other region or country can make it work. The resources that can make it work involves funding, funding and more funding. Many developments in life boil down to the dollars and cents, or Rand to be exact. According to findings in the Via Afrika Snapshot of eLearning in South African schools report, which charts the challenges and opportunities for digital education in South Africa, South Africa’s readiness for e-learning is still hampered by a lack of skills and infrastructure – however schools and teachers remain optimistic and willing to bring the digital learning concept into the classrooms. The willingness alone is enough to enact the changes necessary for its successful implementation. That being said, there’s a bright future for digital education to become a success in South Africa, it only needs the support.

  4. South Africa has a very low-performance rate education system that is deplorable compared to other education systems in various countries, including under-developed countries. Some of the many reasons for this include the following:
    Firstly, many schools have under-qualified teachers, which results in the poor performance of students. This, in turn, results in a lack of enthusiasm by students to learn because they feel that their lessons are not interesting and motivating.
    Secondly, in many schools, there is a lack of basic educational resources and proper educational facilities, which are vital to make students want to actually learn.
    Thirdly, many students who live in rural areas dont have easy access to educational facilities. Also, there are fewer schools, and students often walk long distances to get to their schools. Due to this hardship, many students are forced to drop out of school without completing primary education.
    Fourthly, many students drop out of school because of poverty. Because their parents cannot afford to keep them in school, these children are forced to look for work to provide for the family.
    Finally, many students with disabilities attend special schools that are often far from their homes. Since family support is necessary, students should be able to attend schools that are close to their homes. I believe that all teachers should be trained to provide education to students, whether they are disabled or not.

  5. Digital education will provide South Africans with improved educational opportunities, especially when it comes to staying relevant in this digital age, as updated information is easier to acquire thanks to the internet. It is also important to focus on teaching the educators to better make use of digital education to improve its effectiveness even further. One problem that South Africa might struggle with is the cost of implementing digital education in all schools and universities in South Africa. This is the most important factor when it comes to digital education in South Africa, but I hope that in the future the focus would be on digital education when it comes to the budget in South Africa.

  6. Digital learning in South Africa has undoubtedly grown since SA has taken an approach to introducing tablets with built in apps like study notes for their subjects.
    However the concern is that majority of public school’s in the country remain grossly left behind as they are still without this improved learning advances making the access of text books difficult, resulting in sharing text books with other students and slower learning as they have no access to adequate computer access for their research assignments.
    Adequate access to tablets and computers can ensure that
    distance students can learn by pacing themselves and checking their own progress on the way while getting help when needed; they can develop critical work skills such as the use of online resources and communication and collaboration tools; they can build networks with other students across the world and graduate with a degree that has given them both knowledge and confidence.
    Where these students are falling short and how they can improve

    The southern African Department of education needs to ensure that fair destribution of tablets is reintroduced and ensure students can access interactive apps, virtual campus even in high schools so students can get all the support they need to understand what they are being taught everyday.

  7. With textbooks being both expensive and needing updating on a regular basis as well as classroom supplies being expensive, it’s not surprising that many schools in South Africa are embracing technology and switching to iPad, computers and other digital learning platforms.

    Digital learning is very advantageous as learners will be plugged in to a world of improved educational opportunities and have access to a wealth of information at their fingertips. This will improve their learning experience and make teachers lives easier as they will be able to engage with learners on a new dynamic level, whilst equipping them with tools for the future.

    For teachers, turning to digital can alleviate a myriad of problems and can allow learners to work at their own pace and submit work electronically.

    With enough resources, eLearning is a viable and sustainable option for South Africa. When making use of the available tech teachers will find that they are not only imparting knowledge, they are also refining skills that students will need going forward and are keeping them updated with the trends that are shaping the world.

  8. According to there budget they can provide a digital education for there students for example they have to provide or design an easy english apps or any other kind of apps which can be accessable from any device and can be used easily. With the digital education a student can get many more resources and can be educated more perfectly. As it is digital and modern era we hooe one day there will be digital education in every school and universities of south africa

  9. I do agree with this initiative , through this way the kids and teenagers in Africa can learn in best way and also it is their incontrovertible right.
    I am really impressed with this initiative.
    Digital education helps them to achieve to the top of summit and access to their dreams.
    They should target their goal and pass the way to attein that.
    It is really important that all student arround the world use the common educational method.
    Dreams will come true if they use common educational method ( Digital method ).
    Digital education will help them to improve their knowledge and their skills, so I do agree with this initiative.

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