How we are helping education in South Africa for those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Free resources available to educators, students, parents and professionals to keep learning moving forward
In this uncertain environment, it’s important that learning continues, even if it can’t happen in person. That’s why we’re providing access to online learning resources for people who are studying, teaching or working remotely.
We'll be updating the site regularly with even more helpful information and resources in the coming days.
For teachers, parents and learners
Revised ATP Survival Guides
To ensure that despite the shortened teaching year, teachers and learners can meet all the necessary learning outcomes for the year, we have created Revised Annual Teaching Plan (ATP) Survival Guides as a resource to support teachers and learners during this difficult time.
This Survival Guide aims to identify areas where teacher-facing time is reduced and various strategies such as trimming the curriculum, grouping or reorganising content and creating opportunities for learner-centered work and blended learning can take place.
Join Classroom Solutions to access a vast range of downloadable teaching and learning resources for Grade R to 12 to assist in lesson planning and virtual teaching.
Signup for free and receive an R400 eBook voucher to redeem on the Pearson eStore.
Online courses for teachers
Teachers can access free online courses and learn new approaches to teaching by acquiring the practical skills to apply in your classroom. The following courses are on offer.
K12 Distance Learning
In this module we've compiled tips and strategies and embedded them in an approach for transitioning your face-to-face teaching to a digital implementation.
Digital Citizenship for Teachers
This course is endorsed by SACE and you can earn 15 CPTD points. It is designed to help you as an educator to become a successful digital citizen and to help build your learners’ digital literacy skills.
In this module you will explore the main concepts of effective feedback, examine how effective feedback is used in teaching and learning and learn strategies for providing effective feedback.
This course is designed to help you identify the needs of individual students in a diverse class and how to meet these needs by using a variety of grouping and instructional strategies.
Complete the online registration form and we will send you an access code and instructions on how to access the courses.
Download Quikik, a new math learning app designed for children aged 10-14, and their parents who might need some help in teaching math concepts in a productive way for them to learn at home. A FREE version of the app is now available on the Google Play and App Store
To support Grade 4 to 12 learners, Pearson has made available an adapted version of its MyPedia learning platform, called MyPedia HomeApp. It allows learners to revise Term 1 content and learn Term 2 concepts through short (2-3 min) videos. Learners complete self-marking, interactive activities and work through exercises in the practice book, accessed via the app. Learners will be sent weekly assignments and can track their progress.
Parents simply need to register their child by completing an online form. Teachers are welcome to register too. Click here to complete the form.
MyPedia HomeApp can be accessed for free until 30 June 2020.
On our Smart-Kids website you’ll find fun worksheets for your child to practise their math and language skills. There are also extra online activities, such as readers, flashcards, worksheets and tests in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. Smart-Kids is available in Afrikaans as Slimkoppe.
Parents can find advice and tips, written by teachers, on the Parenting Tips and Homework blog.
Letterland school customers can request access to Phonics Online for learners to enjoy Letterland animations, songs and readers at home.
The X-kit Achieve website provides high school learners with study support. Learners can search subject glossaries for definitions of key terms, get study advice and tips, access quick revision cards and find the study resources needed to help learners keep up with their school work and be ready for tests and exams.
For higher education lecturers
We would like to work closely with you and provide you with the tools to support you and your students. Please feel free to contact one of our Key Account Managers for queries or to learn more about our Pearson products and services.
MyLab and Mastering
MyLab and Mastering has a collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products designed to improve the results of all higher education students. This platform has input from more than 11 million students' users and creates learning experiences that are personalised and continuously adaptive.
We are offering offering free standalone MyLab and Mastering access to tertiary institutions where they can commit to full adoption in the second semester or in 2021. Where this is not feasible, standalone access will be made available at a discounted rate. T’s and C’s apply.
Pearson South Africa has entered into an agreement with Perlego to give students FREE access to Pearson eBooks until 30 June 2020. We have also partnered with Kortext to provide 1:1 eBook access directly to institutions via LMS integrations.
If you are already using Pearson digital materials, the move to online teaching can go very quickly. We’re offering free webinars and best practices to help you make a strong transition. Along with this you’ll gain access to a robust suite of instructional resources to help you make the move quickly and efficiently.
To find out more, please contact our team of Key Account Managers
Digital Literacy Citizenship
With more work than ever before happening online, possessing the skills and tools to work on digital platforms is no longer only an advantage but has become vitally important. Our Digital Literacy Citizenship course is a self-paced online programme for South Africans who need to build their 21st-century digital literacy skills. Over 800 people signed up to complete the course during April 2020.
If you are looking to differentiate yourself and get recognised in the job market, signup today for only R450.
For working professionals
By completing an online course from Pearson Professional South Africa, you will be providing yourself with an education that is not only recognised globally, but also one that connects you to a global network.
Upskill by completing one of the courses below for FREE. Please see relevant start dates.
|Data Science Program Part 1||Harvard||4 May 2020||R2,999|
|Computing in Python I: Fundamentals & Procedural Programming||Georgia Tech||4 May 2020||R1,595|
|Corporate Finance||University of Maryland||17 August 2020||R3,299|
Who can I contact for further support?
The Pearson Customer Support team are available to assist educators, students and parents via email and phone.
Phone: Between 8.30am and 5.00pm assistance is available on +27 21 532 6008
For Pearson Professional queries, please complete the online enquiry form and a consultant will be in touch with you.