Distance education – joyful educational advancement

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA and Member of the Honoris Academic Council

Distance education popularly known as correspondence education in the 1980’s was commonly understood as an individual learning from home using printed study materials. Perhaps a bland and uninspiring learning journey, however many a person pursued this form of education due to limited opportunity to higher education, lack of funds for post school education and because they needed to work whilst advancing their education. Fast forward – 2020; The distance education model of learning has been transformed to promise a very rich and rewarding learning experience – the two are literally incomparable.

Jobs of Tomorrow – How navigating COVID-19 charts a path for the future

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Nidhal Rezg, Dean of Université Centrale, École Polytechnique, Tunisia

In order to navigate the radically changed circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have had to be agile. To keep business running, they have had to move online with urgency, providing employees with the tools necessary to collaborate with peers, execute work requirements, and engage with customers remotely.

Why Everybody Should Embrace the World’s Second Language – Coding

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Laura Martin, Senior Business Analyst

It is the year 2020, and the world is not the same as it used to be. A villager is able to receive mobile money without a smartphone; drones are able to deliver medical supplies including blood to some of the least accessible parts of the world and a farmer can track crop prices online. The fourth industrial revolution (4IR), characterized by rapid breakthroughs in technology related fields, has been brought into even sharper focus this year, and digital sceptics are forced to confront the shift to digital with the COVID crisis acting as a catalyst.

Facing the Robot Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Honoris Staff Writer

We are now in an era of accelerated technological progress, with cutting-edge science such as artificial intelligence (AI), set to cause an abrupt change in society. Africa faces an enormous challenge, but this radically unsettling world is also an opportunity for students to develop the skills not only necessary to survive in, but to thrive in this challenging and rapidly evolving world.

Preparing for our artificially intelligent future

Professor Khaled Ghedira, AI Lab Executive Director at Université Centrale, Tunisia, and artificial intelligence expert, is setting up the country’s first specialised AI lab, to be used by Honoris students and faculty across the continent. In this interview, he calls on educators to prepare students for the upcoming AI explosion so they are ready to face a high-tech future.

Innovation and collaboration is key to the success of small business development in the digital era

Fourth industrial revolution by Paresh Soni, Associate Director for research at the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

Throughout human history, the world has observed two distinct eras of new product development, and a third era is currently emerging.
These eras can be distinguished by the role that various actors play in designing, manufacturing, and ultimately using a product. The eras differ by who contributes to the work, where the locus of expertise resides, and the resulting product variety and quality.

Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Professor Osman Seedat, Dean of REGENT Business School

THE global economy is undergoing massive disruption. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it a world of “cyber-physical systems” characterised by the merging of physical, digital and biological realms in profound ways, and artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the primary catalyst of this transformation.