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Digital education requires teacher engagement

The main focus in implementing digital education must be on teachers' engagement strategies, and not on the devices being used.

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Dell brings technology access and education to underserved communities with new solar-powered Learning Labs

In conjunction with a Think Tank discussing technology in education and classrooms of the future at Brescia House School, Dell today announced it will expand its solar-powered Learning Labs across South Africa. This includes new sites in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Sedibeng that will be operational by March 2015. The expansion follows a successful pilot in 2013, and Dell will now have nine labs providing direct technology access to more than 3 000 underprivileged students in communities where technology infrastructure is limited.

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Mustek turns to big data, tablets

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek, which this morning said revenue in the six months to December gained 24.6% to R2.5 billion, says desktop unit sales are not showing high growth, but its diverse portfolio gives it other options.

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Obsidian to toast power of open source

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Open source software specialist Obsidian Systems has announced the next event in its ongoing networking and information series, or Free Beer Sessions, will take place on 12 March.

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Wipro plugs R3.8m into SA skills

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro, the New York-listed IT, consulting and business process services company, will invest R3.8 million in skills development and job creation in South Africa.

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In-Depth

Trainning Millennials

Training Millennials

Forward-thinking training providers have already begun utilising the newest and greatest technologies and are integrating them into their training programmes. These emerging tools offer myriad benefits, from cutting costs; boosting learning outside the physical classroom; and lessening the carbon footprint.

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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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Editor's Note

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

We all know the old maxim, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. The SA training sector has faced several challenges for some time. Too few people with too few skills, poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure remain issues for today’s trainers and learners alike.

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In training

Ronald Meeske

Ronald Meeske CEO of CTU Training Solutions

We asked training and certification specialists to assess the health of the local ICT training sector. They find it's alive and well, but needs to continually reinvent itself and its offerings to meet demand.

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