E-Learning Initiatives | Western Cape Government

E-Learning Initiatives

The WCED is implementing various strategies to ensure that the province realises the full potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in education.

The WCED plans to use ICT in schools to:

  • Deliver and support curriculum.
  • Help raise the levels of teaching and learning in disadvantaged schools.
  • Educate and support educators.
  • Eliminate the digital divide.
  • Empower learners to join the global knowledge community.
  • Encourage learners to prepare themselves for careers in the sciences, engineering and ICT.
  • Collect and distribute administrative information.
  • Ensure that all schools in the province, rural as well as urban, have immediate access to curricular and administrative information.

The "eLearning" strategies being implemented in the Western Cape include:

  • The Khanya Technology in Education Project, which is developing and implementing ways of using ICT to improve teaching and learning in schools.
  • The Dassie Project, which is developing and implementing ways of improving teaching and learning in Further Education and Training colleges.
  • The Telecommunications Project, which has linked almost all the schools in the province to the internet (the few remaining schools will be linked as soon as they get their electricity connections).
  • WCED Online, which provides web-based information and services to learners, parents, teachers, school administrators and partners in education.
  • The eCurriculum project, which is developing innovative ways of using ICTs for curriculum development, delivery and support.
For more information, contact:

Mike Chiles
Tel: 021 467 2025/6
Fax: 021 467 2996

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 28 August 2013
(Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)