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31 May, 2021

5 tips to help you cope in case of school closures

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COVID-19 infection numbers are on the rise again, which means that more stringent lockdown regulations could follow. This might include the school closures, and the return of more regular remote learning again.

26 May, 2021

The POPI Act is here: Contrary to popular opinion, it’s an opportunity, not a threat

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It’s been over seven years since the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act (or POPIA) was first signed into law, but on 1 July 2021 it will come into full effect at last. Business owners who have consistently viewed POPIA as a threat, and who hoped this day would never come, are likely stunned and underprepared.

19 May, 2021

More than just Zoom: How to unlock e-learning for varsities

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Over the last 12 months, South African schools have had to dramatically change their approach to teaching, with e-learning becoming an integral part of their daily lives. At our universities, the same trends have applied – albeit in different ways, across different institutions. Some universities have adapted better than others. But if one takes a step back, this could be a moment that moves our tertiary education space forward, resulting in improved student performance and greater access.

10 May, 2021

Homeschooling Heroes Share Their Homeschool Tips

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All parents during this period have had to undertake some form of homeschooling at certain times. But it’s been moms, in particular, who have been among the greatest education heroes during this time — often also juggling work, home and parenting.

22 Apr, 2021

Hope springs for Amanzimtoti matriculant

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Siphindile Bhengu, from Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu-Natal, was one of thousands of matric learners in 2020 who had to endure one of the toughest academic years in a century. The COVID pandemic played havoc with Siphindile’s final school year, as she had limited internet access at home, and she had to rely on education radio and TV broadcasts from the SABC to get through. A class WhatsApp group from her school also assisted.

26 Mar, 2021

How perspectives on homeschooling have changed after a year in lockdown

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Reflecting on the last 365 days of lockdown in South Africa, it's clear that education has undergone immense changes that will forever alter the way that our children learn. As the country's largest homeschooling provider, we at Impaq have noticed how more families are increasingly viewing homeschooling as an appealing alternative.

25 Mar, 2021

A year in lockdown: How perspectives on homeschooling have changed

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Reflecting on the last 365 days of lockdown in South Africa, it’s clear that education has undergone immense changes that will forever alter the way that our children learn. As the country’s largest homeschooling provider, we at Impaq have noticed how more families are increasingly viewing homeschooling as an appealing alternative.

18 Mar, 2021

Let Impaq help you make the switch to full-time homeschooling

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of human life. It has made people across the globe think differently about how we work, how we play, and most importantly, how we learn. The virus prompted one of the most significant shifts in education since the 1st Industrial Revolution, and many parents are now making the switch to homeschooling as a viable alternative to mainstream schooling.

16 Mar, 2021

Even a pandemic couldn’t stop them: Kutlwanong/ProMaths learners achieve 100% pass rate

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Nothing is more inspiring than witnessing the success of young people with a hunger for learning. For the hundreds of learners at the Liberty funded Kutlwanong Centers for Maths, Science and Technology, the 100% pass rate in 2020 was a testament to their determination, work ethic and embracing new technology whenever possible.

11 Mar, 2021

E-learning is here to stay: Here’s how to get the most out of it

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If ever a single event was to highlight why schools should incorporate e-learning into their learning methodologies, it was Covid-19. Never before have so many contact-teaching schools been forced to introduce digital learning solutions so quickly and so comprehensively. A year later, with the pandemic still very much a part of our lives, it's clear that schools will continue to rely on e-learning - in full or in part - for some time to come.

25 Jan, 2021

Broaden your career horizons with new online assessor, moderator courses

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There's nothing like a new year - especially after the challenges of last year - to make some new and exciting changes. You might be considering adding a new skill to your CV or looking for an opportunity to earn more money. If so, look no further than the online assessor and moderator training programmes by Media Works, part of Optimi Workplace, South Africa's leading adult education and training provider.

03 Jan, 2021

Homeschooling vs online schooling in South Africa

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In 2020, the education landscape changed permanently. Covid-19 pushed schools, teachers, learners and parents into unfamiliar territory, and many had to adapt to teaching and learning methods they might not have considered otherwise, says Louise Schoonwinkel, managing director of Optimi Home.