Monday, February 23, 2015

WCED says E-learning programme a game-changer

Loyiso Langeni
23 February 2015

The Western Cape Department of Education says it will be investing heavily in the E-learning project over the next five years.

This as Premier Helen Zille on Friday in her State of the Province Address which she tabled stated that E-learning was one of the game-changers for the province.

Head of Ministry Bronagh Casey said the project has the potential of making a major contribution towards improving quality teaching and learning in this province. 
Casey added that R1.2 billion has been invested by the Western Cape Education Department to bring E-learning into our schools.
She emphasised that this strategy include the number of components such as linking schools through a high speed real time Wide Area Network known as Broadband. Then the provision of a local area network in schools known as Wi-Fi.

"We will also refresh existing Khanya Laboratories and the provision of Laboratories to schools. We will also be developing and extending an online digital resource they will be made available to learners, teachers and parents." Casey said.



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