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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) deals with all schools from Grade R to Grade 12, including adult literacy programmes. The aim of the DBE is to develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st century.

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Founded in 2010, SOWISO provides an interactive, personalized and adaptive e-learning technology for mathematics and other exact sciences. Immediate personalized feedback is given while students are solving exercises. It not only identifies a mistake is made, but also knows what the mistake is. Adaptivity's role is improving how every learner experiences the course. The platform adapts the learning path of each individual student depending on their knowledge level. Homework and tests are automatically checked and graded.

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How to send money online to Switzerland

Article | October 26, 2020

Although Switzerland is a small nation, it’s influenced by many of the countries that surround it - French, German and Italian are all spoken as official languages, and Switzerland is home to many people from around Europe. On the other hand, certain aspects of Swiss culture have spread in the other direction and become famous around the globe - just think of Swiss watches, Swiss banking and, of course, Toblerone! There are hundreds of thousands of Swiss expats who have moved abroad to live, work and study in other countries, and who regularly send money home to friends and family in Switzerland.

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Effective Distance Learning Pedagogy In Developing Countries

Article | October 26, 2020

In some instances in developing countries, assumptions prevail that all online learning is a self-study process in which content (for example, readings) serves as didactic material and that learners can learn key concepts on their own simply by watching a video or reading the text. Learners, on their own, sift through a considerable amount of content material without needing critical academic guidance. Thus, instructors assign lots of content material to learners without proper mediation or coaching. According to Bernard Bull (2013), skillful online instructors must:

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The Power of Customizable PD: 5 Factors for Choosing the Best Solution

Article | October 26, 2020

Professional development can often feel too cookie-cutter to really engage the teachers who are required to complete it. Personalized professional development can benefit both educators and administrators and ultimately lead to better learning experiences for students.

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Look Out, Cryptoverse, Blockchain Education Is Just Getting started

Article | October 26, 2020

As blockchain weaves its way deeper into the world economy, more American universities are teaching the technology, offering more courses and expanding delivery methods. Kevin Werback, a professor and blockchain club mentor at the University of Pennsylvania, told Cointelegraph, “Even if they aren’t pursuing a career in the area, most students aren’t confident they can figure it out on their own. Blockchain is just so darn weird.” Weird it is, but employers are demanding more skilled Blockchain workers. Businesses, governments, hospitals and retailers are transforming operations using digital ledgers to share data, create copyrights, collect votes, and even track food, among myriad other uses.

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SOWISO

Founded in 2010, SOWISO provides an interactive, personalized and adaptive e-learning technology for mathematics and other exact sciences. Immediate personalized feedback is given while students are solving exercises. It not only identifies a mistake is made, but also knows what the mistake is. Adaptivity's role is improving how every learner experiences the course. The platform adapts the learning path of each individual student depending on their knowledge level. Homework and tests are automatically checked and graded.

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