Technology has the potential to help address the global learning crisis. But that potential is not yet being realised. Some reasons for this include:
- incomplete understanding of what works and what does not
- many under-researched issues
- intervention designs are often not evidence-based
- policy decisions are often not evidence-based
- stakeholders are disconnected
- the evidence that does exist is not easily accessible
The EdTech Hub aims to address these gaps. Ultimately, we hope to accelerate progress toward ending the global learning crisis by increasing the use of evidence to inform decision-making about education technology.
The EdTech Hub will synthesize existing evidence, conduct new research, support innovations to scale, and provide advisory support to governments and other country partners.
Who we are
The EdTech Hub was founded in 2019 and is collaboratively run by a partnership of organisations. The EdTech Hub is a collaboration between the Overseas Development Institute, Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, Results for Development, Open Development and Education, Brink, Jigsaw Consult, BRAC, Afrilabs and eLearning Africa.
The EdTech Hub is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Directors and advisors
The Hub is led by a group of directors:
- Molly Jamieson Eberhardt, Results for Development
- Björn Haßler, Open Development and Education
- Sara Hennessy, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
- David Hollow, Jigsaw Consult
- Susan Nicolai, Overseas Development Institute
- Lea Simpson, Brink
The group of directors is supported by senior advisors: