Izak Minnaar, Michael Salzwedel,Tegan Bedser,
David Hislop (www.korwe.com)
Digital News
@sabcnewsonline
 Context
 Concept
 Functionality
 Prototype
 Data sources
 Access
 Implementation
 Next phases
 The SABC is strong on providing education
content and services – it is part of the public
service mandate
 Education on...
 As a natural extension of these services, the
SABC now provides the public with a tool to
check out schools in their are...
 Use a map and/or filters to find a school:
 Welcome to SABC SchoolAdvisor, where you can
find out more about schools in...
 Compare my school with others
 Rate my school
 Sign in with FB/Twitter (building a community)
and rate tuition, facili...
 Official information provided by the
Department of Basic Education:
 Schools master list (xls, already available)
 Mat...
 Embedded in full and widget sizes on SABC
websites and social media profiles:
 SABC home page, education, news
 Educat...
 Remaining work to be done on this version
 Finishing functionality
 Adding data from pdfs
 Completing design and artw...
 Mobile version
 More & updated info to ensure return visits:
 Incorporate datasets from 3rd
parties - eg Equal
Educati...
SABC School Advisor
SABC School Advisor
SABC School Advisor
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Overview of SABC School Advisor, a South African school-finding and comparing tool designed at the 2013 Editors' Lab Hackathon in Cape Town.

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SABC School Advisor

  1. 1. Izak Minnaar, Michael Salzwedel,Tegan Bedser, David Hislop (www.korwe.com) Digital News @sabcnewsonline
  2. 2.  Context  Concept  Functionality  Prototype  Data sources  Access  Implementation  Next phases
  3. 3.  The SABC is strong on providing education content and services – it is part of the public service mandate  Education on 3 TV and 18 radio stations; the web  SABC is a major source of matric results  In 2012 about 60% of matrics who passed used the SABC NewsBreak matric results service  Daily education coverage on SABC News
  4. 4.  As a natural extension of these services, the SABC now provides the public with a tool to check out schools in their area:  Academic performance and track record  Teacher/student ratios  Educational and other facilities  Special streams and subjects  Sport facilities and extramural activities
  5. 5.  Use a map and/or filters to find a school:  Welcome to SABC SchoolAdvisor, where you can find out more about schools in your area. Double- click anywhere on the map to zoom in, or use the selection tools. Click any school marker on the map to find out more about that school.  Map pop-up with basic information and a link to a full school report card
  6. 6.  Compare my school with others  Rate my school  Sign in with FB/Twitter (building a community) and rate tuition, facilities, management, etc  Additional info – list and click through to  Schedules for SABC educational programmes on radio and TV  Educational videos and podcasts  Education related news stories
  7. 7.  Official information provided by the Department of Basic Education:  Schools master list (xls, already available)  Matric results: performance by subject (scraped from pdf)  Schools infrastructure list (pdf, to be scraped and incorporated/hunt for datasets)
  8. 8.  Embedded in full and widget sizes on SABC websites and social media profiles:  SABC home page, education, news  Education programme sites  TV and radio station sites  Fixed links on SABC website header/footer  Promotion on 4 TV channels, 18 radio stations
  9. 9.  Remaining work to be done on this version  Finishing functionality  Adding data from pdfs  Completing design and artwork  Cleaning up code  Creating widgets and embed functionality  Deployment on SABC websites  Best case implementation scenario for version one: 4 – 6 weeks
  10. 10.  Mobile version  More & updated info to ensure return visits:  Incorporate datasets from 3rd parties - eg Equal Education, research institutes: ▪ Top schools for maths, science, etc ▪ Schools with problems: sanitation, textbooks  User generated content, curated and moderated

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