THE ELEMENTS OF THE MOBILE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

 

The Mobile Education Programme has four main elements: Professional Development, Content, ICT Equipment and Connectivity.

 

Professional Development

The first major element of the Mobile Education Programme is professional development. The emphasis here is on ICT Integration, and training teachers on how to use ICT to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom. We believe this has to be done on a continuous basis for it to be effective.

A major aspect of the Vodacom Foundation’s professional development initiative is the training of e-Learning specialists. These are the people who train the teachers in the use of e-Learning in the classroom. The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Microsoft for software and Microsoft Certificate Training in offering ICT skills training to teachers.

Also, each Teacher Centre needs an administrator to ensure the space is being properly looked after and fully optimised for the benefit of the community. The provincial departments provide Centre Managers, who are trained in management and administration. So, capacity building of the Centre Management is one of the key elements of this programme.

Our linkage with the University of Johannesburg and the South African Council for Educators (SACE) seeks to professionalise this by offering accredited training programmes.

 

CONTENT

Content is one of the four elements of the Mobile Education Programme. Vodacom, as South Africa’s leading network, is in unique position to host and share content with the country’s teachers and learners.

 
 

THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM

www.digitalclassroom.co.za

Vodacom’s digital classroom is a free online platform offering online educational resources and articles. It’s also a platform for teachers to share ideas and stories, and find out more about the Teacher Centres. Data usage for the platform is zero rated if accessed from a Vodacom Sim card.

 

E-SCHOOL

( www.vodacom.co.za/e-school )

e-School is a free multi-media, online learning platform for Grades 4-12. Content is aligned to the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). The platform makes learning fun and exciting, while being self-paced and convenient –encouraging learners to study smarter. Learners can watch videos, do tasks and quizzes, and monitor their own progress. The rewards programme ensures that learners see tangible benefits. E-school is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education. Data usage for the platform is zero rated if accessed from a Vodacom Sim card.

 

PARTNERSHIPS FOR CONTENT

www.digitalclassroom.co.za

Content is provided in partnership with the following organisations: And with the following publishers: