SABC Education and ITSI launches online library with more than 350 000 books, 46 000 free e-books – including academic books as used in the CAPS curriculum and other supporting course material
Through the partnership, SABC Education will now have an online e-book store for users boasting more than 350 000 e-books. It contains a vast variety of titles and genres, including academic books as prescribed by the CAPS curriculum and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), with 45 000 e-books available completely free. The academic e-books will help learners study anytime, anywhere and cover content from Grade R right through to university.
ITSI’s technology will deliver the online library of 350 000 e-books to SABC Education users through the company’s miEbooks application. The app is an interactive e-reader that enhances users’ reading and studying experience. It enables users to add notes and sketches to specific sections of an e-book, make highlights, generate summaries from highlighted text for study purposes, receive multimedia resources, and more.
How it works:
- Register a free account on http://sabceducation.store.it.si/
- Choose your e-books
- Download ITSI’s miEbooks app in any store (App Store, Microsoft Store or Google Play Store) – free of charge
- Log in and download your chosen e-books, available instantly
- You will be able to read the e-book on your laptop, tablet and mobile phone
Danie Swart, Head of SABC Education, commented, “We are proud to be part of a solution that allows teachers to keep teaching the way they are used to, but with 21st-century benefits to themselves as well as their learners. We are all aware that the digital transformation requires students to not only be able to use technology effectively but also to acquire 21st-century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. This can be achieved through the implementation of a comprehensive e‑learning solution of this nature.”
Aunyana Moloisane, CBDO from Optimi concluded, “With access to e-books, students can literally have a whole library in their bags. And because these books are available offline on their chosen device, it means that learners do not have to be connected to the internet to view or read the books.”
About SABC Education
SABC Education is responsible for delivering the educational mandate of the public broadcaster. In true South African social tradition, SABC Education meets this challenge by delivering compelling educational content for diverse audiences in South Africa and the rest of Africa, www.sabceducation.co.za.
Research from the sciences of learning has advanced significantly in recent times and these insights are at the heart of the ITSI solution. As a research-informed company, ITSI develops solutions that are in line with these developments, enabling schools to deliver any educational content via an interactive digital platform for both educators and students.
A key aspect of the ITSI success story is the unrivalled training, professional development and support to lecturers, teachers and students – ensuring they are prepared for any technological advancement. ITSI brings the future of education to schools – delivering an exceptional tailored learning experience to any educator and any student with any content, anytime, www.it.si.
ITSI is now part of Optimi. Optimi provides innovative and accessible education solutions through its four divisions: Home, Classroom, College and Workplace. Optimi Home provides accessible home education and after-school solutions through curriculum provider Impaq, on-demand tutoring service Tuta-Me, practice software specialists Cami, examination preparation workbooks Quanta and specialist publishers EXCOM. Optimi Classroom focuses on accessible classroom solutions for schools and tertiary institutions through teacher and learner solutions provider ITSI, teacher support provider Teach360, classroom practice software Cami and an innovative model school in Centurion, Arrow Academy. Optimi College provides accessible accredited and short courses for adults through College SA, including adult matric through Matric Works. Optimi Workplace offers accessible workplace training products and services through adult education provider, Media Works. Together, these divisions service over 200 000 learners per annum, https://optimi.co.za/.