Oct 29
Crossing the digital divide with the launch of a digitally enabled campus

​Relearning.jpgosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) has officially taken a digital leap by launching its first digitally enabled connected campus in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.

"This is a technology-powered learning environment, which allows our lecturers and students to share, gather and create knowledge resources and networks for the benefit of our students through the use of technology," says Greg Fillmore, Rosebank College Managing Director. 

The digitally enabled campus offers a carefully planned blend of both classroom instruction and online learning activities. Modules taught are on the Learner Management System (Blackboard) and comprise of videos, graphics, case studies, scenarios and allow for collaborative and reflective activities. What makes this campus unique is the fact that lecturers or tutors can be in the classroom at the campus or can be tutoring from any other location using online tools within the Blackboard or Collaborate, (a product which provides a similar experience as video/teleconferencing but with more engagement and interaction functionality.)

Located in the capital of the Limpopo province, the digitally enabled campus is  situated in Polokwane  is Wi-Fi enabled allowing for easy access to the internet. This is a hi-tech campus with extended hours to accommodate students that may wish to access the campus Wi-Fi or PC labs.

High speed internet connectivity, laptops and tablets within a Wi-Fi enabled campus offer the perfect setting for exploration into a wider world that aids learning and experimentation says Moses Motha, National Teaching and Learning Manager at Rosebank College. "All learning activities are relevant, innovative and responsive. Students are also encouraged to explore new avenues beyond the classroom to acquire a meaningful interpretation of what they learn within their Wi-Fi enabled campus," adds Motha.

About IIE Rosebank College

The IIE's  Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers. The IIE's quality, accredited courses have a strong technological focus enabling you to thrive in today's working world.

Study at our Braamfontein, Auckland Park, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside or Durban campuses and enroll for an IIE degree, diploma or higher certificate. We are a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust us with their career development. For more information please visit www.rosebankcollege.co.za and www.iie.ac.za.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number:  1987/004754/07.

Written by Karabo Keepile