Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to create their Connected Digital Education initiative to address the immediate and long-term needs of education in the country.
The platform enables remote learning with affordable connectivity, ultimately turning the learning environment into a single, simple solution for the learner and giving them access to the tools, apps, and resources they need to learn.
“As a company with a purpose to connect for a better future, we are leveraging our ongoing partnership with Microsoft to provide educational institutions, from schools through to universities, with an education bundle of data at an affordable rate to participating institutions. We are fundamentally accelerating digital transformation in education through online learning now and well into the future” said Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom Group.
The platform makes use of Microsoft productivity apps like Teams, OneNote, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and Vodacom Business’s Edu Data Bundle so students can access education wherever they are. Using a SIM card where access to Teams is provided for free, learners can connect from any device they have on hand.
The ability to bring together learning into one hub or solution is invaluable, and forms an important part of our commitment to building a complete education solution with critical partnerships with organisations like Vodacom Business,” said Lillian Barnard, Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa.