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E-learning programme to give students competitive edge in South Africa


14 July 2012

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Dimension Data's nationwide E-Learning Centre initiative in South Africa, continues to give students access to premium technology applications to support the school curriculum.

E-learning was established in 1996 and provides multimedia learning to over 27500 learners nationwide enrolled at 52 partner schools. The e-learning curriculum covers English, mathematics, life science, physical science and accounting.

The programme covers the curriculum for grades 10, 11 and 12 and is designed to dramatically improve the quality and depth of secondary education output. The programme has, to date, accelerated the pass rate in these subjects in 52 of our partner schools throughout South Africa.

The centres are equipped with a central server, wireless network, drop down screens and an e-learning trolley. The trolley comprises a computer, projector, DVD player, wireless router and amplified speakers and a computer. Each school is equipped with five e-learning trolley machines.

Teachers at the schools have been trained to use the system so that it can be utilised to the utmost, and its benefits reach a vast majority of learners. Unique login credentials have been created for all educators and loaded with content to assist them to deliver content-rich, challenging and interesting learning material to students.

The e-learning programme harnesses the capabilities of multimedia technology, bringing the subject curriculum to life. It reinforces lessons and promotes active learning. Lessons and workbooks for each learning area are accessed via the computer and projected onto the dropdown screen.

The system delivers a complete, multidimensional and rich learning experience, incorporating audio and visual material. All e-learning content is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education.

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Source : IT Web

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