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No matter where you start from …

With great excitement, Lectorsa and M3line launched the EyeBrainGym during the past few weeks in Limpopo, Freestate, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KZN.

Thomas Marshall, director of M3line, shared “Eye-Brain-Gym, our solution is a customised Eye-Brain training course with an individualised specific Game Plan to suit your schedule and or needs. It offers a selection of dynamic games and reading actions culminating in cognitive skills sessions to enhance the executive function in the brain and the interaction in the brain to move information faster to the pre-frontal cortex. Our exercises will improve your comprehension and bring you to a new level of competence when dealing with visual information.”

M3line, in collaboration with Lectorsa, have developed EyeBrainGym based on ten years’ data with more than 100,000 case studies in LAB-on-line. Lectorsa have seen great results in developing visual processing, reading and comprehension for their users. There was great excitement at the launch of EyeBrainGym. The hope is that this product can build on many other significant efforts to MAXimise the #ReadingRevolution South Africa so desperately need.

According to the research, everyone can and should read more, see faster, think clearer and reason better.

“Our focus is to advance visual intelligence while addressing processing, reading and comprehension development from Grade R to Grade 12 learners in schools. We collaborate with universities to develop subject-specific materials for tertiary students and have high expectations a better future for all. We’ve seen an overall improvement of 6 years average for our users”, shared Minda Marshall Director of Lectorsa.

 The vision is to ensure connected students, to transform educational experiences and create engaged citizens. The directors explained that EyeBrainGym was developed in a way that games are used in specific sequence and intervals with researched weights and timeslots to achieve certain outcomes regarding visual processing and cognitive skills development. The aim is to develop a coherent mind, to achieve improved interaction with visual information through improved visual and cognitive skills.

The evening concluded with nominations for a school or organisation to be sponsored by guests to give students access to the new system. Congratulations, to Mbokota High School in Limpopo who won 30 EyeBrainGym subscriptions to the value of R114,000.00. The project will kick off at the rural school in Limpopo after the April holidays.

NOW, imagine a world of engaged and connected citizens, a world with infinite possibilities and endless opportunities. See passionate people with a solutions mindset, creating a better future for all. A world of prosperous, generous people. The world of EyeBrainGym! Join us in making this a reality for every student in our nation, for every worker, for every manager. Contact our office on office@lectorsa.com if you are interested in supporting a school to activate EyeBrainGym for their students.

ARE YOUR CHILDREN PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE?

How do we prepare our children for a future that is changing at an almost unreasonable pace? Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) says:

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.

A seasoned educator recently said that, after twenty-five years of teaching she realized that we need to rethink our methods of teaching. One of her Grade 12 students wrote: “Today teachers teach us what they know instead of teaching us what we want and need to know.”  This confirms that we cannot continue to use the same teaching methods or interact with information in the same way we did twenty years ago.  The challenge of the future is not so much that there will not be jobs available but rather that our children will not be equipped with the specific skills to face the day-to-day challenges that the available jobs will require.

There has never been a more crucial time to re-wire learners’ minds through developing their visual processing and cognitive skills. We need to equip them with the right set of skills in order to succeed in this globally and digitally interconnected world.  This act of upskilling will be crucial to retain or attain employment over the next few years.

The silver lining is that while millions of jobs might be lost to new technology, it will also create many new jobs, some of which we can’t even imagine today.

Lectorsa, a leading research and development company, realized more than thirty years ago that a change in education is going to be inevitable. For this reason, they developed an on-line solution (LAB-on-line) to help prepare our future generation for this moment and the challenges involved.  The vision at Lectorsa is to change the face of education, so that the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution, would not be seen as problems, but rather as opportunities.

(This is an extract of an article written by Minda Marshall, co-director of Lectorsa.)

A Mind Activation System to develop your visual, reading and cognitive skills

The Directors of Lectorsa, Thomas and Minda Marshall, firmly believe that to create a better future we must be able to think clearer, as well as read and comprehend better.

Expectations for students and people in the workplace have increased dramatically, yet our methods of interacting with information have not. With an explosion of data across the globe, a GAP formed between students and the curriculum – placing learners, students and the workforce under a lot of strain. The world we live in has changed a lot and it keeps on changing; so, it is important to develop visual and cognitive skills.

Information is multiplying by the hour and we have less and less time to assimilate and integrate existing and new information.  LAB-on-line was created to bridge this GAP and to supercharge the abilities of students and the leaders of tomorrow.

Lectorsa (a member of ADESSA) is a South African-based company that created a Mind Activation System called LAB-on-line. The programme offers the basis to ensure a strong foundation for future interaction with knowledge and information.  How many times do you find yourself reading a passage and realising that you did not understand what you read?  Or  perhaps you cannot remember what you read. The reason for this is that we learn how to read, but we seldom are taught the value of reading-to-learn.   It has never been more important to activate minds through training and developing accurate ways to facilitate the process of reading; and thereby improving comprehension through cognitive development.

With a proven track record of effective assistance and the development of crucial cognitive skills to more than 68 000 users, LAB-on-line offers the strong foundation that is needed to excel in advanced information processing.