Why a new mind-set is needed to back technical and vocational training

By Malanie Mulholland, human-capital and skills-development executive at the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa. The notion that vocational and technical jobs are inferior has led many young people unwilling or unsuited for academic study to frustration, feelings of failure, hopelessness and depression. It has also led to a decline in vocational education and training enrolment. Parents and teachers … Read More

Gauteng Schools Embrace 2018-2019 Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge Competition

The start of the 2018-2019 Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge Competition has seen schools and teams from Gauteng embracing the races that have been taking place at Scibono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg. The first race was held on 12 May and had 14 teams representing eight schools from the Johannesburg South and West districts. The overall winning teams were ‘The Big … Read More

Team Bonad to Represent South Africa at 2018 F1 in Schools World Finals in Malaysia

Team Bonad of  Siyokhela school in Soshanguve is to represent South Africa at the 2018 F1 in Schools World Finals in Malaysia in September. The qualifying race season saw nine teams in the final representing seven schools from in and around Gauteng in action at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg. The competition, now in its second season, attracted learners between … Read More

Primary Schools Excel at First 2018-2019 Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge Race

The first race of the 2018-2019 Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge(JPSC) Race was held over the past weekend at Scibono. A total of 14 teams participated representing eight primary schools in the Johannesburg South and West regions. The competition, now in its third season, attracted learners between the ages of 5 and 11 from different primary schools, requires teams to design, manufacture … Read More

How Augmented Reality is Coming to Fruition in the Automotive Industry

Many CIOs and CTOs are pursuing a competitive advantage that is being enabled by emerging technology. As an example, early adopters in the automobile industry are exploring augmented reality (AR) from product design through production and sales. The shipment of smart AI glasses in the global automotive industry will reach 1.7 million units in 2022. The total automotive AR market … Read More

6 Benefits of Augmented Reality as an Edtech Solution

 How Augmented Reality and other edtech tools work together to enhance the traditional education system Augmented Reality and edtech are two of the most important worldwide trends nowadays. Both are growing fast and still have a long way to go, but today we are talking about how they can work together and the benefits they can bring to the table. These are 6 benefits of … Read More

The Difference Between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality And Mixed Reality

By Julia Tokareva, Software Development Consultant at RubyGarage, on Quora: Virtual reality (VR) immerses users in a fully artificial digital environment. Augmented reality (AR) overlays virtual objects on the real-world environment. Mixed reality (MR) not just overlays but anchors virtual objects to the real world. Virtual Reality: This technology immerses users in a completely virtual environment that is generated by a computer. The most advanced VR … Read More

2018 -2019 F1 in Schools and Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge Race Season Ready to Begin

Following a successful 2017, F1 in Schools and Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge race (JPSC), where two teams were chosen to represent South Africa at the World Finals in Malaysia. The 2018-2019 competition is fully subscribed with teams participating in each competition, each for the F1 in Schools Challenge and for the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge. Bez Sangari, CEO, Sangari Education, … Read More

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge Reinforces Status as Official Education Initiative

The global educational initiative, F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, has unveiled a new logo for F1 in Schools UK National Finals held at Silverstone Race Circuit last week. Incorporating the new Formula 1 logo launched last year, F1 in Schools’ new look visually reinforces the challenge’s status as Formula 1’s official education initiative. The logo will be used by the … Read More

Augmented and Virtual Reality Enhance Learning Outcomes

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are major contemporary technologies being implemented in teaching today and are playing a role in the future of education. The nature of AR/VR changes the way people interact in a learning environment, with many potential benefits in teaching. One of the most pressing challenges in education and training is to ensure that whatever is being taught, … Read More