Via Afrika and Tabtor offer personalised maths programme in SA

A man plays the game 'Globosome' by developer Navel on a tablet computer at International Games Week in Berlin, Germany, 08 April 2014. Photo: EPA/Daniel Naupold

JOHANNESBURG - Via Afrika Publishers has partnered with the tablet-based learning solution Tabtor, to bring world-class learning techniques in maths to young South African students.

Tabtor’s groundbreaking concept that provides powerful student level Point-of-Learning Analytics along with time stamped Proficiency Matrix to teachers has attracted widespread adoption among consumers as well as media attention in the US because it delivers results.

Via Afrika has been around for a while as a mover in the education space though have only recently moved onto the digital space.

Part of major local publisher Media24, its tutoring technology is available on both iOS and Android devices.

“We are excited to be working with Via Afrika in expanding the immense opportunity for personalized learning for students in South Africa. With Tabtor, on an average we see a 50% improvement in learning speed and a 65% improvement in answer accuracy within a few months,” says Raj Valli, CEO of Tabtor — the US-based company behind the popular personalised math app.

“Some view digital technologies as a platform that educators can use to extend the reach of traditional teaching methods – a new venue to transmit lectures to students,” said Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika. “We believe new technologies such as Tabtor will drive positive change in teaching methodologies, providing a new educational future in which teachers serve as facilitators, coaches and guides to give students a personalized learning experience.”

Geared for students from grade R to 8, the app is currently available for Apple and Android tablets. Via Afrika plans to eventually work with educators to integrate Tabtor tools into school curricula, potentially reaching hundreds of thousands of students.

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