Digital Education

Digital technologies offer young people exciting new ways of learning and connecting. The growth of our digital society creates interesting jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for them.

Yet, with the widening digital divide, many are excluded from this development. There is a global shortage of people with analytical, creative and digital skills. Unfortunately, many initiatives aimed at bridging this gap by introducing computer centres and digital platforms into schools fail. They leave behind underutilised resources known as digital white elephants.

Are you invested in bridging the Digital Divide? Do you want to grow young people’s 21st-century skills to strengthen the workforce and drive innovation?

Our Digital Education services offer in-person and online guidance on designing ethical and sustainable EdTech solutions and creating partnerships for successful implementation. We prioritise the interests of learners and educators, promoting user well-being and facilitating behaviour change in the classroom.

The Flying Cows of Jozi Roadmap to impactful and ethical digital education includes:

  • Digital ethics quick scan Gain an understanding of how your digital education project or EdTech services align with ethical principles, such as the Ethical Framework for AI in Education, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Awareness & education talks Raise awareness across your organisation and educate staff about the opportunities and challenges of technology interventions in education, and the importance of ethical & sustainability considerations.
  • Strategy design Determine the objectives of your digital education intervention project to combat the digital skills gap and plan the ethical and sustainable route to an impactful implementation.
  • Implementation & support Enhance the success of your digital education integration project by collaborating with relevant partners. Develop a plan for training and coaching users over the long term.

Digital education news and talks
Nelson Mandela It always seems impossible until it is done
Kickstarting the Skills Revolution: Transforming Basic Education for the 21st Century

What if we would use 21st century skills like collaboration and creativity to build a bridge across the digital divide in basic education? 

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Thokozile Mokwena and Josine discuss with Hans van der Veen from Karoo Connect which general IT skills learners need to master to be successful in the 21st century and what it means when someone has “digital skills” and
what good use of digital technology looks like.

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Reviving digital white elephants to benefit the public good

How do we prevent that generously donated computer centres, devices and digital platforms end up gathering dust, malfunctioning, missing or locked away for safekeeping?

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Roadmap

Digital ethical principles quick scan

Gain an understanding of how your digital education project or EdTech services align with ethical principles, such as the Ethical Framework for AI in Education, and identify areas for improvement.

We conduct surveys and interviews to assess your project or services, delivering a detailed report on their current digital ethics alignment along with actionable recommendations.

Awareness & education talks

Raise awareness across your organisation and educate staff about the opportunities and challenges of technology interventions in education, emphasising the importance of ethical considerations.

Whether in-person or online, our engaging talks cover a variety of digital ethics topics, inspiring action among your employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

Strategy design

Determine the objectives of your digital education intervention project to combat the digital skills scarcity in your ecosystem and plan the ethical and sustainable route to an impactful implementation. Engage all stakeholders in this process.

Our workshops facilitate dialogue to explore the involvement of stakeholders in technology use, identify relevant values, and anticipate potential implications. The outcome includes a list of actionable options.

Strategy, implementation & support

Enhance the success of your digital education integration project by collaborating with relevant partners and developing a comprehensive plan for training and coaching users over the long term.

We offer implementation and coaching services to ensure the success of your digital education project. Our network of qualified Digital Skills Coaches supports schools, teachers, and learners, guided by the Teaching Change Frame.


Inspirational sources
Clients & partners