The facilitator of the Workshop, was Prof.Chris Jacobs (Founder / CEO of 

HIGHER LEARNING AFRICA (HLA), under the chairpersonship of Mr.Pat 

Willims (Managing Director of HLA).


The main topics that were discussed were : Technology and the Fourth 

Industrial Revolution (Wave); SMART Schools, SMART Universities and 

SMART Cities (Communities); Impact of Technology on Learning Theories; 

Psychological Impact of Technology; Technology and the World of Work; 

Effective Classroom Mangement in a SMART School Environment; 

Implementation of a SMART Strategy in a School and Quality Assurance and 

Technology Application.



Architect Sam Pellissier, described the Workshop as successful and 

innovative. Mr. Rudolph van der Merwe experienced the Workshop as 

relevant and Mr. Jan Mostert of Stellenbosch High School, was of the 

opinion that the required knowledge can be valuable to make Stellenbosch 

High School, a top rated and benchmark SMART School in South Africa.


A request was tabled to repeat the Workshop, to provide more Schools the 

opportunity to be exposed to the technological and digital demands of 

the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Wave).


Based on the outcomes and results of the Workshop, Prof. Chris Jacobs is 

publishing an article on LinkidIn, with the following focus : Holistic 

Overview of South African Schools entering the Fourth Technology - 

Digital Revolution (Wave).


HLA is presenting two International Workshops on Establishing SMART 

Schools in January, 2020 in Stellenbosch South Africa and Lagos, 



For more information, see or contact prof.Chris 

Jacobs on email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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