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 ITWEB :  Tech Intervention for Rural schools : Dec 2012

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), together with the Department of Basic Education and the Eastern Cape Department of Education, has launched the Cofimvaba Schools District TechnologyProject.
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http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60557

 

CozaCares : ICT in education in South Africa : June 2014

Last week, CoZa Cares Foundation hosted a small gathering of people and organisations with whom we work to share experiences gained from the ICT in Education space. The two-day meeting took place at Meraka Institute in
Pretoria where delegates had an opportunity to relax together and enjoy the opportunity of learning from each other. CoZa Cares Foundation is most grateful to Meraka for offering a comfortable venue for this meeting.

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http://www.cozacares.co.za/2014/06/ict-education-south-africa/

CozaCares : ICT in education in South Africa : June 2014

CoZa Cares sends warmest congratulations to the teachers in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape who graduated
last Saturday after successfully completing a teacher professional development course in integrating information
and communication technology (ICT) – using tablets – into teaching and learning at their schools. You are
pioneers! Well done!

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http://www.cozacares.co.za/2014/06/well-done-cofimvaba-teachers/

 

South Africa.info :Teaching with tablets piloted in E Cape July 2013

South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is providing multimedia tablets and training to
160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.
The CSIR’s Meraka Institute said on Friday that it had completed a one-year pilot phase in which 17 teachers at  Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba were trained in using digital content on tablets to support traditional teaching and learning.
A comprehensive mobile learning curriculum had been developed for this purpose, the CSIR said, and learnings from the pilot phase were being applied in the first phase of the project, which would see tablets rolled out to 11 additional schools over the next two years.

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http://www.southafrica.info/about/education/ict4red-230713.htm#.VRQEu_mUeSo

 

 

Digitalclassroom.co.za : Tablets boost matric results in rural schools : August 2013

Cape receives her brand-new mutlimedia tablet computer.6 August 2013 – In a project with the potential to revolutionise education across South Africa, the first phase of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s ICT for Rural Education (ICT4RED) kicked off in late July with 160 teachers in 11 Eastern Cape schools being given multimedia tablet computers to aid their teaching.
The project, an initiative of the council’s Meraka Institute, aims to develop technology-based teaching for improved education in rural areas. Many of South Africa’s estimated 26 500 schools – 17 000 of them remote and rural– lack internet access, hampering opportunities for education.

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http://digitalclassroom.co.za/digitalclassroom/latestnews/news-2013/395-tablets-boost-matric-results-in-rural-schools

 

Digital classroom.co.za : Technology boost for rural schools :May 2013

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http://digitalclassroom.co.za/digitalclassroom/latestnews/344-cofimvaba-tech-boost-rural-schools

 

Schoolnet : Learning gains in Cofimvaba : September 2013

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http://www.schoolnet.org.za/uncategorized/learning-gains-in-cofimvaba/

 

Timeslive : Better pass rate in tablet form : October 2013

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http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2013/10/14/better-pass-rate-in-tablet-form

 

Skillsportal.co.za   :   E Cape teachers graduate in ICT course   :  June 2014

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http://www.skillsportal.co.za/content/e-cape-teachers-graduate-ict-course

 

SchoolNet : July 2013  Cofimvaba ICT4RED Graduation

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http://www.schoolnet.org.za/wp-content/uploads/Documents/1306_Cofimvaba-ICT4RED-Graduation.pdf

 

 

Africanbrains.net : June 2014

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http://africanbrains.net/2014/06/24/sa-e-cape-teachers-graduate-ict-course/

 

The Teacher : September 2014

 

 

Allafrica.com South Africa: Technology Initiative Applauded : July 2014

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http://allafrica.com/stories/201307231226.html

 

ITWeb : October 2014 : Mixed results for ICT in EC

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http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70729:Mixed-results-for-ICT-in-EC&catid=86

 

Mail and Guardian : March 2015 : Plugged in pupils are sparking

The roll-out of an innovative ICT project is seeing remarkable results but what comes next?

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http://mg.co.za/article/2015-03-28-plugged-in-pupils-are-sparking

Luphumzo Ntwanambi is small for his age. The 15-year-old, who is in grade nine, sits nervously in his headmaster’s small office in Mvuso Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape. His clothes are neat but show obvious signs of wear and tear: a white collar frayed around the neckline, a jersey whose warmth has been washed thin. In this part of the province, few people are wealthy