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Edge Education launches thought-provoking video series on private higher education in South Africa
Edge Education is excited to launch its newest thought leadership video series, offering an unprecedented deep-dive into the landscape of private higher education in South Africa. 18 Oct 2023 Read more

The case for plain language in South African online education
South Africa's online education sector is a burgeoning industry with exciting prospects. However, it is also one that faces many challenges. Since much of the country lacks access to digital resources and quality education, most of these challenges relate to accessibility. One barrier to access involves the language that is used in educational materials - particularly in a country that is already grappling with language and digital literacy issues. This article aims to explore how plain language writing and editing can contribute toward equity in online education. 22 Sep 2023 Read more

Skills-based learning in private higher ed: The key to empowering South Africa's workforce
In recent years, South Africa has experienced a notable shift toward private higher education. This shift is unfolding against a complex backdrop of historical inequalities, economic tribulations and capacity constraints within public universities. A key driver of this transition is the emphasis on skills-based learning (SBL) in private higher education institutions (PHEIs). 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Reimagining student success: The critical role of quality learning materials in higher education
Higher education institutions bear the responsibility of empowering their students and setting them on the path to success. This duty must encompass the mandatory provision of dedicated, constructively aligned learning materials. These materials are pivotal, as they enable students to develop the essential knowledge and skills that they require in order to thrive in their chosen fields. This focus on quality learning materials enhances students' educational experience, and it supports their development into successful, self-reliant individuals. 1 Jun 2023 Read more

Custom content solutions
Here's a prediction: as we progress deeper into the 21st century, the traditional dance between academic publisher and educational institution will be disrupted. In a shift accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, institutions are beginning to take greater cognisance of the value of academic content, and affordances of digitisation are empowering educational institutions to take greater responsibility for, and ownership of, this content. 7 Oct 2022 Read more

Engaging with purpose: Game-based learning
Recent trends reveal that games are becoming increasingly important to younger generations (Saxena and Mishra, 2021: 2-3). Evidence also suggests that students have a positive attitude toward using commercial games to practice higher-order 'graduate skills', such as problem-solving, communication and resourcefulness (Barr, 2018: 283). This general positive regard for technology provides educators with an opportunity to leverage students' interests by creating appealing learning experiences through games (Anastasiadis et al., 2018: 140). As such, as educators, it is crucial that we consider the value of games in order to respond to these generational and technological trends. 18 Jul 2022 Read more

The digital divide: Overcoming barriers to digital learning in post-Covid-19 South Africa
The worldwide progress in digital education has been exciting to watch, with new advances being made seemingly each week. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the reliance on digital learning solutions has undoubtedly increased (Dwolatzky and Harris, 2019). This raises the question as to how well South Africa will be able to address the ever-growing need for digital education solutions post-Covid, in the context of an already struggling education system. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

Engagement, inquiry and community: What are Gen Zs looking for in learning?
"Speak to the youth and you will see your future." Is this a quote? If not, it should be. 5 Mar 2021 Read more

Matching Moodle affordances with different knowledge types
The field of e-learning undeniably offers a wide range of affordances - i.e. options that are made available to e-learning practitioners. When used effectively, these resources provide great value in ensuring that learning objectives are achieved successfully. 19 May 2020 Read more

The rise of digital textbooks: 4 features to look out for
When it comes to textbooks, the topic of 'print versus digital' is an ongoing debate. Although each person has their preference, there's no denying that printed materials are somewhat limited in terms of versatility. Digital textbooks, on the other hand, provide both students and educators with more variety in terms of teaching and learning tools, as well as enticing features to improve the learning experience. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

Complexity and the modern curriculum
The curriculum operates in a space where knowledge is recontextualised and organised for various pedagogical purposes. It also exists as a compelling site of personal, social, cultural, political and symbolic reflection. 23 Apr 2020 Read more

Leading SA edtech company, Edge Learning Media, announces name change
Edge Learning Media is proud to announce a brand update that will reflect our evolution to becoming a specialist academic edtech company, meeting our clients' needs for digital courseware. With our genesis in academic publishing and our reputation and experience as experts in education, Edge has become a holistic education company that leads in the edtech industry by creating tailor-made learning experiences for higher learning in a way that no one else can. 22 Apr 2020 Read more

Education in isolation: 5 tips for moving your courses online
Educators across the globe are currently facing extraordinary circumstances in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this context, self-isolation and lockdowns have become the 'new normal'. Consequently, many educators have needed to move their content online - and quickly. For those who normally teach in a brick-and-mortar setting, this may be especially challenging. However, with just a few vital insights, educators can transition to online course design and resume their classes successfully. In this article, we'll cover five basic principles that will help educators to move their classes online. 7 Apr 2020 Read more

Cengage, Edge Learning Media expand access to learning for SA's tertiary students, instructors
Cengage and Edge Learning Media are delighted to announce a new partnership in South Africa. This partnership will see Cengage representing Edge's leading textbook catalogue within the South African public university sector, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini. 19 Feb 2020 Read more

Could online and blended learning aid South Africa in graduating more doctors?
Edge Learning Media's CEO, Dr Andrew Hibling, was recently invited onto CapeTalk's The John Maytham Show. In the interview, Hibling discusses whether there is scope to utilise online and blended learning as a means of scaling medical education at South African universities. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

How to write for ATTENTION
Attracting and maintaining students' attention is a challenging task in any educational context. In this article, we will explore five principles that can be applied by instructional designers, to create learning material that will grab students' attention and increase their engagement with the content. 20 Feb 2019 Read more

Using change management to successfully transition to eLearning
Resistance to change is a well-known phenomenon - and making the change from traditional learning to e-learning can certainly be met with resistance, by instructors and students alike. In this article, we explore some simple but powerful change management strategies, to ease the transition to e-learning and to support individuals in adapting to the new system. 16 Jan 2019 Read more

Five ways to design elearning materials for millennials
The millennial generation is shaping the world around us - breaking the moulds that have traditionally determined how one works, socialises and learns. In this article, we look at five ways in which you can design your e-learning course to suit the needs of the millennial learner. 14 Dec 2018 Read more

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