Online education support for learners

Johannesburg – Telkom has launched an online education solution for learners that can be used between school and home.

  The project has been unveiled through the Lightbulb Education platform, which focuses on the goals of the learner and creates a path through a personalised learning journey.

  Lightbulb Education CEO and founder Allan Mushabe, said technology is transforming learning, and this partnership with Telkom ushers a new approach to digital education and training.

  “Currently learners, teachers, and parents are using a combination of platforms and material to continue learning at home and to catch-up on the curriculum.  Lightbulb Education combines these learning experiences onto one platform. The platform focuses on mathematics and the sciences for Grade 10 to 12 learners with the addition of Grades 7 – 9 on 1 August 2020.”

  Telkom executive for content Wanda Mkhize said:  “The service is offered for free to Telkom customers and we have also zero-rated data for all Telkom customers, which means all customers can access it for free both on mobile and fixed line products.”  

  Learners are able to cover specific topics by grade, test themselves, and participate in group tutoring sessions. The platform allows parents to keep track of their children’s progress through personalised reports and notifications. Teachers can also use the platform to prepare lessons, create tests and assessments, and monitor class progress on learning material, Mkhize said.

  Telkom has also invested in Lightbulb Education through its FutureMakers investment fund that backs innovative small technology businesses, Mkhize added. 

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