Monday, 21 May 2018

African education rises to meet a new era in automation

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Spintelligent, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and other sponsors, is hosting EduWeek Africa in Johannesburg on 15 and 16 June 2018. EduWeek is the largest and most recognised live education event in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here 170 global brands will exhibit their products and services to over 5 500 key decision makers made up of education professionals, government, resellers, distributors, NGO’s, and industry consultants.       

This year, exhibitors and guest speakers will tackle issues and solutions surrounding “Education 4.0 for Industry 4.0”. Content will address how increased automation and data exchange in most industries will put 65% of children entering primary school today in completely new job types that don’t exist yet. The onus now rests on our education system to advance and evolve in order to best empower educators and prepare our students for these new ways of working.      EduWeek Africa visitors can expect a hands-on-experience of education’s latest innovations from a strong line-up of partners which include: Microsoft, Pearson South Africa, Edit Microsystems, Epson, Clevertouch (IAS AV), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment International Education and Vivlia Publishers.    

Some exciting product launches include:

  • Edit Microsystems’ eSight glasses, which enables the visually impaired to see
  • OverDrive’s professionally narrated audio Read-Along Audio Books, which aid in learning to read
  • Retrain’s all-inclusive differentiated-learning-techniques assessment and training instrument that allows educators to tailor their teaching-style to suit their students  

Media are invited to attend the event:

  • Date: 15-16 June Venue: Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg
  • Register as media: by 15 June.
  • Register as a visitor: by 15 June.

Attendance is free of charge.

Some of the highlights on our discussion panels include: Kenneth Kayser, co-founder and VP of Barclays Rise Open Innovation; Dr John Volmin, chairperson of Umalusi Council; Shaun Swartz, CEO of Strive Software International; Lennox Tempera, training facilitator at Brain boosters; Jeanette Viljoen, professional development manager at Think Ahead Education Solutions and many others.

To request additional information and interviews, please contact Elsa de Witt on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 072 368 0438.

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