Building EdTech Evidence and Research – ‘BETER’

What is BETER?

Building EdTech Evidence and Research – BETER – is a Working Group of the most influential organisations and individuals undertaking or providing funding for:

Research about EdTech in low and middle income countries, published as a global public goods.

The purpose of BETER is to build on the participants’ comparative advantages to:

  • Help co-ordinate the global EdTech research response to COVID-19 and in the longer term;
  • Give visibility to the EdTech research work which is ongoing, both to the group and to the wider education policy sector;
  • Catalyse important further research and strategic work where required, through different members and joint collaborations.

BETER areas of joint work

At the BETER meeting on 18th May 2020 the group decided to take forward the following areas of joint work.

EdTech research mapping
  • Description: Mapping ongoing or recently published research
  • Next step: Expecting to produce a prototype mapping on a spreadsheet by the next BETER meeting on 22nd June
  • Update 19/06: COVID EdTech Research Mapping
Aligning COVID Surveys
  • Description: Identifying the most important 3 or 4 education survey questions to align across surveys
  • Next step: Expecting to produce a short paper by the next meeting on 22nd June
Mapping COVID Surveys
  • Description: Mapping ongoing education COVID surveys
  • Next step: Expecting to publish a mapping on the BETER section of the EdTech Hub site after approval at next meeting on 22nd June
  • Update 19/06: COVID Survey Mapping

The next BETER meeting

Next meeting to be held on Monday 22nd June 2020 at 15:30 UK time.


Get in contact

The secretariat for the group is run by Digital Pathways at Oxford, University of Oxford:

  • digitalpathways@bsg.ox.ac.uk