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Vodacom to boost ICT in education

Vodacom has introduced its Mobile Education Programme, which makes use of mobile technology to provide teachers throughout SA with access to quality instruction resources and ICT.

The initiative is a nationwide teacher development programme aimed at improving the quality of instruction in all subjects, especially mathematics and physical science.

The Vodacom Mobile Education Programme is rolled out in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Microsoft, Cisco and Mindset Learn.

Cloud-based mobile devices on the rise

Business users will routinely attend video-conference calls on mobile phones by the end of 2012, says Cisco Research. According to a survey by Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Research & Economics Practice which looked at mobile business users to understand current and future mobile cloud needs. While research has been conducted on mobile and [...]

15 billion connected devices by 2015 - Cisco

Cisco predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion - twice the world’s population, by 2015.

In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast released recently, the company also said the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.

The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes - which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010.

“The explosive growth in Internet data traffic, especially video, creates an opportunity in the years ahead for optimising and monetising visual, virtual and mobile Internet experiences.

Growing interest for tech in education

More than three-quarters of top education officials around the world believe technology can play a major role in how students learn and how teachers educate, says Cisco. According to a global survey commissioned by Cisco, 89% of respondents in the Middle East and Africa region feel that technology will play a large role in improving [...]

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