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SA social entrepreneur rethinks education using mobile learning tool

18 January 2016 8:58 AM

Rethink Education is an innovative digital education platform that’s changing the way pupils learn by using their favourite tool: mobile phones.

Rethink Education is an innovative digital education platform that’s changing the way high-schoolers learn by using their favourite tool: mobile phones.

Social entrepreneur Doug Hoernle developed a data-lite mobile platform with easy, accessible and digestible chunks of educational content.

Hoernle said that nearly 500 000 students have engaged with learning material on their platform as a means to study.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

South Africa has a massive problem of getting quality content in schools.

Doug Hoernle, founder of Rethink Education

Majority if our students have access to smart phones which carry a range of educational material.

Doug Hoernle, founder of Rethink Education

Coverting textbook content to digital content has proved in effective in recent years.

Doug Hoernle, founder of Rethink Education

We've broken the maths ans science curriculum to bite-size chunks that translate into chat-type content.

Doug Hoernle, founder of Rethink Education

18 January 2016 8:58 AM