There has been a significant shift in how students are educated at schools and universities. Students and educators have now adapted to more digital teaching and learning methods.

This transition has brought many benefits, namely easy access to e-classrooms and access to course materials and online support. However, there is still work to be done to ensure that all students are supported, particularly those in disadvantaged areas.

Innovation development partnerships play a significant role in helping students adapt to the demands of a digitised world. Some of the benefits of these collaborations include:

  • Exposure to real-world problem solving
  • Enhanced learning experience
  • Career development
  • Personal growth and 
  • Social impact.

In particular, innovation provides students with the practical opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to tackle real-world problems. It goes beyond merely sitting and listening to educators in a classroom setting, encouraging an interactive and problem-solving approach and deepening their understanding of the subject matter. This system provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, offering an engaging and meaningful model to traditional classroom-based learning.

Participation in innovation development partnerships can help students develop important skills and experiences. These skills are highly valuable in the job market and include developmental areas like teamwork, problem-solving, and project management. Students can gain the confidence to network with professionals and build their resumes.

Additionally, when students are supported through innovation development projects, they can improve on personal qualities such as creativity, persistence, and adaptability. It can also help students build confidence and a sense of personal and professional accomplishment.

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By providing technology-based training and resources to universities and students, THENSA strives to bridge the gap between those who have access to the latest educational technologies, and those who do not. The adoption of technology-based training has proven to be essential since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. These methods not only make it easier for students to access course materials online, but they also improve the overall learning experience and prepare students for future careers.

Therefore, technology-based training must be encouraged. It is an effective and convenient way for students in South Africa to learn new skills and gain knowledge through easy access to educational materials and resources through the help of the internet.

This approach also provides opportunities for interactive and collaborative learning. Technology-based training can also be more flexible and adaptable to individual learning styles and needs.

Some of the outcomes of technology education in South Africa include:

  • Enhanced learning outcomes
  • Greater convenience
  • Improved accessibility for all and
  • Access to diverse educational material.

Technology can help to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas by providing access to the same educational resources, leading to a better understanding and retention of knowledge. This form of learning is not only convenient but also allows students to learn at their own pace and schedule.

In addition, it is an inclusive approach to education, providing accessibility of learning materials for students with disabilities.

Technology-based training and innovation development partnerships are valuable tools for students in South Africa. It helps them to acquire new skills and knowledge and to succeed in their studies and future careers.

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At THENSA, we believe that technology should be a central part of education and that all students should have access to the latest resources, trends and tools.

Our goal is to support universities and students through our development programmes. This will assist us in reaching our goals of creating national and global change.

We are committed to facilitating the expansion of this ecosystem and building a successful educational system that benefits all students and educators.

Technology should always be at the forefront in all that we do within the higher education space. It also needs to be accessible in every classroom.

Our goal is to build confident and work-ready students who can work anywhere in the world.