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December 05, 2012

South African School District Accepts Free SIM Cards in New Technology Initiative

By Allison Boccamazzo, TMCnet Web Editor

SIM technology is reflecting the growing demand and adoption of mobility, and today that spans to all industries – including education. Mobile learning has particularly exploded during 2012. Long gone are the days in the past where students were reprimanded for secretly texting; nowadays schools have officially permitted students and teachers alike to bring their own mobile devices and gadgets as an innovative new learning initiative.

Continuing this momentum in South Africa’s Cofimvaba district, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently joined forces with the Department of Basic Education and the Eastern Cape Department of Education this week to launch the Cofimvaba Schools District Technology Project. Apparently, the project has been launched to help provide “technology-led innovations to improve teaching and learning in rural schools.”

So far, the project, which has racked up R6 million – or close to USD $650,000 – is set to roll out for 26 schools in the Nciba Circuit, which will hopefully lay out a roadmap of sorts for more potential projects... Read More

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