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In a world of digital bystanders the challenge is for all of us to design engaging online education

A learner’s digital education experience can be very different from the seamless user-friendly world of the social internet. Replicating the old classes online isn't good enough. A rethink is needed.
Many South African schools don’t have computer labs or other digital technology. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

How South Africa can address digital inequalities in e-learning

COVID-19 has shown that technology is no longer a luxury but an important component of the education process. In presenting solutions, a wide range of factors must be considered.
AI systems may soon be able to generate texts that can pass for human work. Such technology has many positives, but could also result in widespread generation of false texts (including fake news). SHUTTERSTOCK

OK computer: to prevent students cheating with AI text-generators, we should bring them into the classroom

AI-powered text generators are becoming increasingly easy to access. Rather than banning their use by students, educators should think about incorporating such tools into their curriculums.

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