Snapplify and publishing partners unite to provide free content for learners during COVID-19 school closures

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Snapplify and publishing partners unite to provide free content for learners during COVID-19 school closures

As learners and parents enter a new term, many will engage with educators and continue the school year remotely for the first time – a potentially difficult transition. Although working together now means being apart for a short time, it is important to ensure that life and routines go on as best they can, especially when it comes to education. Snapplify has a long history of supporting educational institutions as they transition towards 4IR classrooms. Today, Snapplify have announced a new initiative to help learners as they embark upon their remote learning journey.

The new programme launched by the edtech industry leader is called Free Access – a programme to provide short term access to digital ebooks, e-textbooks and other resources for learners at no cost. The broad selection of digital content covers educational resources for the CAPS curriculum, including e-textbooks, readers, teacher guides and study guides, as well as interactive products like the Zoom In series.

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African Crowd-Sourced Learning Platform Challenges Norms

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MathsGee STEM Community, a South African based, crowd-sourced learning platform has surpassed its 2020 target of 10 000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) questions and answers milestone. It has seen a surge in usage during the COVID-19 school closures.

In his quest to provide Just-In-Time maths and science support to learners who otherwise would not have anyone to assist them outside school hours, Edzai Zvobwo, a Zimbabwean-born mathematician created the crowd-sourced MathsGee STEM Community forum. The platform has proven to be a great solution to address the limitations of the traditional learning systems in South Africa.

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Every Child Deserves Support Whilst Studying at Home

Every child deserves to be given adequate support whilst studying at home.

The government-led lockdown as a response to the corona virus, COVID-19, has seen schools and universities jostling for e-learning solutions to cater for their locked-down learners.

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