Tag: South Africa
University of the Free State Accelerates Video Delivery to Remote Campuses with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry
Partnership with the Free State Department of Education sses video to augment learning for 83 rural high schools
A partnership between Sonic Foundry and the University of the Free State has revolutionized academic video delivery to bandwidth-challenged areas in South Africa. The university’s IDEAS Lab, in the Distance Education department on the South Campus (Previously, ICT Innovation in School Education Department (ICTISE)) has been using Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Video Platform for the past five […]
Solving an Education Crisis in South Africa with Mediasite – RMIA Rapid Deployment Finalist University of the Free State
(Part of an ongoing series featuring Rich Media Impact Awards finalists)
South Africa values education and sees it as the most powerful weapon to change the world.
That’s easier said than done, though.
South Africa is ranked 132 out of 144 countries by the World Economic Forum. A lack of quality teachers and severe home conditions in rural areas has resulted in some South African provinces having 80% of schools classified as failing.