Vodacom, Microsoft To Enable Remote Learning With Affordable Connectivity

25 June 2020


In South Africa, Microsoft and Vodacom have announced they will be joining forces to provide distant or remote learning with low-cost or ‘affordable’ connectivity plans.

The Connected Digital Education Platform that is being launched will offer learners and teachers tools and resources from the Microsoft productivity suites. At the same time, virtual classes can also be enabled via voice and chat with a SIM card, all connected to Microsoft cloud-based Teams application.

Lillian Barnard, Microsoft Africa’s Managing Director, hailed the initiative. She said it would further empower educators and learners in new ways that allow learning to continue without interruptions.

“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,” Ms Barnard said.

An earlier study from IDC has shown that more than half of people see an increase in the need for digital skills within the next couple of years.

Source: Digitising Africa