Hopefully we got to meet some of you this year at the Turbine Hall for the 2015 South African Book Fair!
As usual, our stand attracted a great deal of attention, with visitors to the fair getting a chance to experience our interactive e-books. The exciting offer of free e-books certainly caused a stir!
Our other high-quality printed material was also available and we got a chance to network with our customers, education officials and, of course, school learners. It was great to make so many new friends!
In a bold move for E-Learning in South Africa, Shuter & Shooter Publishers have taken a step to assist in bringing modern teaching and learning techniques to classrooms across South Africa.
In an interview, Sibonelo Mkhasibe, the e-marketer from Shuters, said “We have noticed some reluctance in schools to purchase e-books without knowing how they will work in the classroom. Many schools have already spent their budgets on physical books this year, and cannot afford to spend more at the moment. This is why we at Shuters are giving away a FREE 1-year licence on any of our Grade 1 to 12 Core CAPS titles, purchased before 31 January 2016, through our e-book store.”
This will allow schools that could not afford or are hesitant to take the step into the future of E-Learning, to explore the possibilities this medium offers.
Shuter & Shooter’s proprietary Edu-reader application (available for Apple and Android devices) allows users to read their e-books. This app brings extra resources such as a calculator, conversion tool, notes, bookmark feature, animations, videos and more to their existing CAPS approved material.
This essential tool for E-Learning is available at no cost, downloadable from the Google Play Store and Apple iStore. Once users have downloaded the app, it is a simple matter to redeem the free titles from the Shuters e-book store. Shuters will also have a helpline available from 7am to 8pm, 7 days a week, which can be contacted on 080 7488 377.
Shuter & Shooter Publishers have always believed in the importance of education and in giving back to the community, and hope that this bold initiative will help to expose learners and teachers to the potential that this new medium holds for education in South Africa in the future. – CEO , Primi Chetty
Here at Shuters, we have embraced the many challenges and opportunities afforded by digital publishing, to re-look at our existing product offerings.
These include the exciting animated foundation phase products we have created, the interactive activities we have loaded into our ebooks and the large number of platforms we are now able to distribute our content on.
Because digital publishing / e-learning is still a very new experience to most learners, parents and teachers we have decided to help you get a feel for the digital learning experience by giving everyone a 1-year free license to two of our learner’s books :
Download Life Sciences Grade 10
Download Natural Science & Technology Grade 6
In addition to this, we have made all our educational books available for a 2 day free trial period, so that you can get a chance to try out the exciting material we have on offer.
With all the different types of interactive electronic devices available today, you need to be able to experience our eBooks on the device that you already own, this is why our eduReader app is available on both Android and iOS (iPads and iPhones) and soon to be released on windows.
The Shuters e-learning team had great fun when they visited Clarendon Primary School late last year to introduce some of the Grade 7 learners to our fantastic e-book products.
Not only did we have fun – so did the learners, judging by some of the ‘selfies’. Have a look at these…
On a more serious note, however, it was great to see how using the e-books made the subject come alive for the learners. This trial gave us all a chance to see how effective e-books can be as a teaching and learning tool.
Their Grade 8 teacher, Miss Barker also praised the new technology, saying:
This is another completely different dimension … the children are excited to want to learn again, and you can have fun with your classes…