implement progressive IT Learning System
demands computer expertise. Learners are pressed
to achieve in the competitive IT environment.
Parents and learners are now demanding IT
integration in schools.
Network, a South African company, has developed a
system that has gained in popularity both locally
and abroad. The IT learning system provides
schools with a variety of implementation methods
and professional development programmes.
consists of challenging fun lesson plans, a
learning methodology to accelerate learning,
develop creativity and lateral thinking, and an
The system is
affordable (between R4 and R12 per learner a
month). Easy implementation reduces cost in time
and resources incurred by schools embarking on
Network's Partners in Education Programme assists
in schools in achieving their goals in IT.
"Our partnership with Knowledge Network has
resulted in innovative and practical ideas being
formulated and implemented in terms of integrating
the skills learnt by the pupils and the rest of
the academic curriculum," says Simon Weaver,
Headmaster of Pridwin Preparatory School. "We
are confident that the boys at Pridwin are being
taught the necessary IT skills that give them the
flexibility and expertise to interact responsibly
in our changing society."
The system is
multi-cultural and multi-lingual. It offers
immediate integration of IT across the learning
areas even if educators have had no exposure to
IT. "The system brilliantly adapts to the
various levels of development of the different age
groups," says Vincent Pienaar, Principal of
Laerskool Paul Greyling in Cape Town. "It is
totally outcomes-based and the learner is able to
understand and apply skills quickly.
School, sponsored by the Swiss Business Council of
SA and the Swiss Government, purchased the system.
Dada Deva of the school says, "All of our
learning programmes and materials are derived from
the teaching methodology and curriculum of the
Knowledge Network sessions.
looking for a system that works and provides
flexibility in implementation, Knowledge Network's
system is worth consideration.