Gamifying the Classroom

“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein.   The Relevance, benefits, challenges and the future… Many educators and content developers are putting in effort to gamify the classroom. With more and more innovation by developers and adoption by students and teachers, game based learning is having an increasingly positive impact on education. This is not surprising since […]

Classrooms of the future

Every educational system in the world is being reformed at the moment, and it’s not enough. Reform is no use anymore because that is simply improving a broken model. What we need is not evolution, but a revolution in education. This has to be transformed into something else. Sir Ken Robinson With the rise of […]

When gamification fails!

Experts would agree that gamification is here to stay – being touted as one of the key technological trends that will continue to pick up momentum in 2014. Having said that, Gartner has predicted that 80% of gamification efforts in 2014 will fail. Before we delve into the causes of ineffective gamification efforts, let’s look […]

Generation Z

Infographic – Gen Z

“When my son, James, was doing homework for school, he would have five or six windows open on his computer, instant messenger was flashing continuously, his cell phone was constantly ringing, and he was downloading music and watching the TV over his shoulder. I don’t know if he was doing any homework, but he was […]

Africa is Mobile

Africa is Mobile

Majority of the continent have virtually bypassed the home computer or laptop as a means of communication and information and have moved straight onto mobile. The rate of mobile uptake in Africa is astounding with an increasing amount of people owning multiple mobile devices. Mobile technology has emerged as the preferred and sometimes, only way […]

Education devide

Bridging the educational divide

The pressing need to address the high numbers of children repeating grades and leaving school before completing primary or secondary education was revealed in the 2012 global education digest. Whilst some of the variables that cause these challenges, such as the absence of electricity and livelihood,  which are by and large out of the control […]