University Of Johannesburg Receives Over $400,000 to Help Drive Digital Overhaul in Technical Colleges in South Africa

University of Johannesburg receives over $400,000 to help drive digital overhaul in technical colleges in South Africa. European Union program that is focused on education, training, youth, and sport, Erasmus+ reportedly provided the said funding for the grant.

University of Johannesburg Digital Overhaul

University of Johannesburg Digital Overhaul

This very project for those that do not know aims to address emerging challenges as well as opportunities due to the emergence of artificial intelligence tools and services such as ChatGPT in communication and education.

Professor Tankiso Moloi, Research Chair in 4IR at the Johannesburg Business School, UJ, has unveiled an initiative known as “Project Pro-TELDE (Promotion of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Digital Education).” This project aims to empower South African TVET lecturers specializing in business and economics by assisting them in developing digital teaching resources through the utilization of open digital sources and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methods.

Moloi continued, “Project Pro-TELDE recognizes the need for TVET institutions to equip their students with digital skills and competencies essential for success in the modern workplace.”

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