ADESSA welcomes IDEA as a new member

IDEA is an innovative technology company that has created high quality, personalised digital education content and software for students and teachers globally, and is the latest company to have joined ADESSA.

IDEA has created interactive, data-driven, digital software, content and games for students, parents and teachers covering all grades and localised to each national education market.

IDEA has developed a completely digital STEM program from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as well as teacher training courses and ICT skills development.

The content consists of:

  • 27 800 animations, videos, images and audio files
  • 34 000 pages of content
  • 1 300 assessments
  • 10 000 interactive activities

Each country’s version is sequenced and aligned to the national syllabus.

Every click is recorded for the purpose of providing or measuring: learning outcomes, learner data, assessment reporting, progress reports, operational measurability, formative assessment and baseline and summative assessment.

ADESSA members participate in WCED workshop

In a bold move, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), conducted a workshop with the theme Relevance and Impact of Technology – How Do We Measure It? in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 September 2018. Delegates were invited from four sectors: school principals, WCED officials, academics and the business sector.  The latter sector was co-ordinated by ADESSA.

ADESSA CEO addressing the meeting on challenges experience by the business sector when working with education

Twelve members of ADESSA attended the event and had the opportunity to discuss challenges, and ways in which the business sector can assist the department to ensure that technology has the desired impact.

This workshop was promised to be only the first in a series of such workshops, during which ADESSA will explore the best way for its members to form meaningful partnerships with education.

 

Edupac has a new logo

Edupac’s new logo

Edupac is a valued member of long standing of ADESSA.  The company specializes in simplifying education management systems.  While school administration systems have been with us for a long time, not all of them are simple to use and few of them have all the functions required by school staff.

Edupac offers a comprehensive system that should meet all your demands; for more information have a look at the company’s website.

The July/August edition of The Mighty Pen is out

The July/August issue of The Mighty Pen is available for download.  As in previous issues, this one is packed with useful information.

During exam time parents are often stressed out more than their children.  The article Exam advice for Parents contains useful tips that can help parents to support their children, as well as to preserve their own sanity.

One of the leading articles in this issue deals with virtual reality.  It showcases the work Sangari (a member of ADESSA) is doing with virtual reality in the world of education.

And there is much more.  Happy reading!