This guest post from The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics team members focuses on understanding non-structural barriers to achieving equity in education through EdTech. Classical economists put forward that “more is always better,” suggesting that having more options should always improve your situation (or at least keep it the same) no matter what the additional choice is, or when the information…

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UNICEF and EdTech Hub are partnering together to improve learning outcomes through effective uses of EdTech and digital learning. This guest post from UNICEF team members focuses on the first pillar of UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, world-class digital learning solutions. More than 1.8 trillion hours of in-person learning have been lost due to Covid-19 school closures, affecting 1.6 billion students…

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Covid-19 has disrupted education for nearly 1.6 billion children around the world due to the closure of educational institutions and the shift to remote learning. In Pakistan alone, where more than 22 million school-age children were already out of school prior to the pandemic, school closures have impacted an additional 41 million students. These repercussions have compounded pre-existing educational challenges…

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We get a lot of questions at EdTech Hub asking for resources to help decision-makers chart the best path forward for EdTech implementation. We’ve compiled them into a list of references for you to bookmark for future reads. Quick reads Advice from the Helpdesk on reaching marginalised learners, supporting teachers, and more (web page) EdTech and Covid-19: 10 things to…

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The challenges of school closures over the past year, and potential of EdTech to address them, are currently amplifying questions about the value of EdTech at a global scale. While ‘What is cost-effective EdTech?’ is a simple question, the answer is highly nuanced, given dependency on the initiative design, implementation, audience, context and time frame. This blog highlights the findings…

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Earlier this year, our team at EdTech Hub and partners at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation noticed a recurring pattern: we saw colleagues around the world — in government, the private sector, civil society — working to develop various digital platforms for learning. We also noticed that most of them tended to need similar platform components — and they…

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Technology to support personalized learning holds huge potential to address the global learning crisis. However, there is still much to learn about the most effective use and scalability of personalised learning in lower and middle-income countries. onebillion – an EdTech non-profit organisation – and their onetab solution are working to contribute evidence and learning to this discussion.  onebillion provides educational…

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EdTechHub, Generation Unlimited (GenU), UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC have joined forces to relaunch EdTechTools (formerly the Tools Database): a global repository of education technology tools and platforms designed to help decision makers at all levels in the global education and training community find resources that facilitate and support remote learning. More than a year after the world experienced an education disruption…

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Sierra Leone’s Education Data Hub is designed to make school-level data more useful in decision making. Nine months into its launch, MBSSE and DSTI were keen to understand who was using the Data Hub, the kinds of decisions it informed, and where improvements were needed to ensure that non-technical users, including policymakers, teachers, parents, and students could access and use the data. These are critical questions for MBSSE and DSTI to be asking, not only to inform the continuous development of the Data Hub but to achieve the goal of data actually being used to inform decisions that have an impact on learning outcomes. 

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