Official crowned telematics champion | Western Cape Education Department
Official crowned telematics champion

Official crowned telematics champion

24 October 2019

Carol Loff Gillion, a Subject Advisor in the Overberg District, has been acknowledged as the driving force behind the Telematics project within her district.

The Telematic Schools Project is an intervention that seeks to improve the results of learners in Grades 10 to 12 through an interactive satellite platform of the Stellenbosch University Telematics Division.

The project is a partnership between the Centre for Learning Technologies at Stellenbosch University and the Western Cape Education Department.

On the project facebook page it read: “We believe that through her efforts, a lot of students gained so much and we therefore crown her (Carol Loff Gillion) the Telematics Champion of the final term in 2019!”

“Congratulations and thank you for the time and effort you invest in shaping the minds of our future generation,” it read.

Gillion said she was overwhelmed and did not expect to be recognised in this way.

As part of the Telematics programme, teachers broadcast lessons to selected schools via satellite and stream lessons using web-based technologies.

During the broadcasts, there is live interaction between the teachers and learners via a web interface and mobile technology. Additional support is also given in form of subject workbooks, the Telematic Schools Project website and access to the library of past broadcasts.

For more information about the Telematic Schools Project, email

Gillion has served more than 30 years in education, 13 of which as Head of the Department at Hawston Secondary School, after teaching for 10 years at several schools throughout the Cape Winelands and the Overberg region.

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