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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.

Digital content forum established

On 24 and 25 a historic workshop took place at the Hohenhort Cellars Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town, to establish a Digital Content Forum.

The workshop was attended by senior officials of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), officials from provincial education departments, the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), digital content developers and other stakeholders.  Kobus van Wyk, the CEO of ADESSA, facilitated the session.  The event was sponsored by The Training Room Online (TTRO).

Dr Aaron Nkosi of the DBE applauded the work done during the workshop and expressed the hope that this will strengthen the partnership  between education authorities and the digital education industry.

The three main outputs of the workshop are:

  • The formation of a sub-committee to develop standards for digital content
  • The formation of a sub-committee to develop a screening process for digital content
  • The decision to establish a formal Digital Content Forum that will meet regularly.

It was a unanimous decision that ADESSA would be steering the Digital Content Forum.  Once the sub-committees have completed their work, it will be presented to the relevant DBE structures for approval and ratification.