by Anastacia Martin

Social media assists students

‘CellSchool’ for matriculants on mobile phones from the DMMA

Mxit aids in key subjects
Social media assists matriculants

MXit is one social media platform that has received its share of negative publicity. However, amid all the recent negative news about education, there’s finally a ray of hope: a free revision series on MXit designed especially to help this year’s Matrics ace their exams.

This new innovation in digital learning is aptly named 'CellSchool' and is developed by the EISH-Team and in partnership with the Digital Media and Marketing Agency (DMMA). It provides short video lessons for 6 key subjects: forty 10- to 15-minute lessons for Maths, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and English FAL, and twenty each for Maths Literacy and Accounting, the revision series covers all the key concepts in the Grade 12 curriculum.

These lessons or digital tutoring sessions, are delivered by top teachers who guide the Grade 12s through exactly what they need to study every day in order to succeed in their final exams.

These tutors are available on the MXit platform from 17h00 - 19h00 daily and will guide learners through practice activities and questions from past exam papers. This will assist them in efficient comprehension of the subject and allows them to apply it in an examination context. 

During the exam period itself, ‘night-before’ guidelines for each exam paper will also be provided on MXit – including advice on what to expect in the following day’s exam, how best to approach each section, and how to ensure maximum marks.

“We’ve been experimenting with mobile as a way of delivering good quality video lessons to learners at a very low cost,” says content producer Lisa Blakeway, “and it seemed silly not to make the pilot content available to the people who will benefit from it most – this year’s Grade 12s.

 

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