The textbook is the cornerstone of modern learning. The textbook is the place you go to find information that you can rely on - that has been checked to be accurate and relevant (you can not say the same for the information you find on the internet).
The biggest problem with the textbook is that it is a book.
The internet has made us used to interacting with our information and also to finding it as we need it - and finding it in digestable chunks. We often have our digital devices with us. We do not carry our textbooks around with us as often.
Here at Learning Opportunities we believe that it is time the textbook made the move into the internet age. Not in the compromising e-book format but as a truly interactive set of web pages.
So we made it happen - starting with Grade 10 IT Theory…
Now you can not only have your textbook with you any place (or way) that you can access the internet but also find the information you need quickly - and leverage quizzes to maximise your learning!
Individual users get all the advantages of our interactive online textbook with its up-to-date content, linked glossary, drill-down structure, illustrations, videos forum, 24 hour access, and quizzes.
Schools can enrol teachers along with learners.
In addition, schools get:
A teacher enrolment is only possible as part of a school enrolment of a group of learners.
This is to respect the privacy of learners - the teacher will only be able to monitor extra information for their specific group of learners.
Teachers get all the advantages of our interactive online textbook with its up-to-date content, linked glossary, drill-down structure, illustrations, videos forum, 24 hour access, and quizzes.
The heart and soul of learning is your involvement. Learning is not passive. It does not just happen. You have to work at it - you have to DO something.
Reading and watching videos (and we've scoured YouTube for lots of those, making sure that they are relevant to the course) is simply not enough.
Research has proven that the best way to learn is not making notes or summaries or mind maps or highlighting text. None of the traditional ways that you are told to 'study' really helps you to learn the content of your subject.
Many thorough, carefully conducted experiments have shown that the only guaranteed way to learn is to answer questions. To take quizzes.
In fact, you should even take a quiz before you start new work - even if you fail it on your ……! Taking quizzes really does make a difference - especially if you get immediate feedback.
So, to help you learn more effectively we have stuffed many, many quizzes (with immediate feedback) into this online textbook.
All Learning Opportunities online textbooks are Subscription based - and the subsription runs from the date of your enrolment to the end of the current calendar year (so an earlier enrolment gives the most benefit).
Subscriptions are ZAR 250.00 per user per textbook.
Teacher subscriptions are ZAR 350.00 per teacher.
Schools qualify for a 20% discount on groups of 25 or larger - and each group of 25 qualifies for one free teacher subscription.
Subscribe using the payfast gateway in the Textbook management system (create an account or login and then select the textbook you wish to subscribe to).
You can only get teacher access by subscribing through a school along with the group of learners you wish to monitor.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the number or learner / teacher subscription required. We will send you an invoice and an Excel subscription sheet for you to specify the learner details.
Grade 10 Information Technology Theory
Grade 10 Information Technology Practical (under development, available July 2019)
Grade 10 Information Technology Theory (under development, available January 2020)
Grade 10 Information Technology Practical (under development, available July 2020)
Grade 10 Information Technology Theory (under development, available January 2021)
Grade 10 Information Technology Practical (under development, available July 2021)
Learning Opportunities is the brainchild of Chris Noome - arising from his involvement with Study Opportunities (thanks to Sandra Jacobs for the suggestion of the name).
Chris Noome taught IT from 1991 to 2010. He has served as examiner for both the IEB and the DOE as well as moderator for the IEB. He is one of the Study Opportunities team of authors for their well known and much used series of IT and CAT textbooks (since 1995).