Photo Credit: WorldReader Globally, just one-third of 10-year-olds can read and understand basic written stories, with two-thirds below minimum proficiency. Since its inception in 2010, Worldreader has embarked on a mission to encourage children to read, supporting over 22 million readers across more than 100 countries. Using its signature digital platform, BookSmart, Worldreader enhances reading, social-emotional and digital literacy skills…

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In Tanzania’s dynamic education research ecosystem, the annual Utafiti Elimu Tanzania (UET) conference serves as a vital bridge connecting research insights with actionable policy and practice. As we delve into its evolution and structure, we uncover an agile journey marked by strategic partnerships, evolving funding models, and a commitment to government ownership. The Tanzanian context has inspired a broad range…

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The convergence of technology and education is reshaping classroom dynamics, influencing teaching methodologies, and shaping societal trajectories. EdTech East Africa spearheads collaborative dialogues, uniting visionaries to innovate educational paradigms. The recent Pwani EdTech Summit exemplifies the transformative power of collaboration and creativity in leveraging digital tools for inclusive learning environments globally. How do EdTech regional summits help deliver these stronger…

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The education system in Pakistan has seen remarkable progress, with primary enrolment increasing from 55% to 73% in less than two decades. However, challenges remain, as average student learning needs significant improvement. About 44% of Class 3 students cannot read a simple sentence in English, highlighting the ongoing need for focused efforts to enhance educational outcomes (Annual Status of Education…

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Over the last four years, EdTech Hub has worked closely with education leaders and researchers to empower people in low- and middle-income countries with evidence for effective technology use in education. In this post, we join the conversation about the demand for evidence in EdTech referencing a recent blog written by Rohan Carter-Rau and Brad Olsen at The Brookings Institution.…

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Are you a policymaker, EdTech developer, educator, or parent? Are you interested in how technology and personalised learning can equitably help enhance student engagement and learning outcomes? Do you think about how the data collected by digital tools can best impact learners’ progress? These are some of the questions we have been asking at EdTech Hub. Read on to find…

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Diagram showing opportunities for collaboration amongst EdTech researchers and entrepreneurs

Increasingly, researchers and entrepreneurs are recognising the potential of collaboration. In the world of EdTech, understanding what works, when, where, and how can turbocharge innovations for impact. Despite both sides recognising the value of coming together, entrepreneurs and researchers tend to inhabit different worlds and struggle to build the relationships and networks that are the first step in any collaboration. EdTech…

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EdTech Reports, Why does EdTech Matter, EdTech Must Reads

In an era where technology is rapidly transforming the way we live, work, and connect with the world, its impact on education cannot be overstated. EdTech in its many forms has emerged as a powerful catalyst for educational advancement, holding the potential to bridge gaps, expand horizons, and unlock new opportunities for teachers and learners around the globe. While its…

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Working with children poses a great and unique challenge in terms of ethical considerations, logistics, and overall implementation. This calls for a collaborative approach between parents, caregivers, the children, and the research team. While this is usually a pretty aligned team of individuals (all trying to understand how to make the world more livable for children), it is also often…

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The Road Ahead for EdTech in Kenya: Reflections and Insights from the 2023 Kenya EdTech Summit

Our blog sheds light on the conversations held during the 2023 Annual Kenya EdTech Summit, with a focus on the significance of delving into EdTech solutions for foundational learning and responding to educational access challenges during emergencies. We also delve into the significance of fostering collaboration and taking a holistic approach to crafting EdTech solutions, all while emphasising the role…

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