How Can Decision-Makers Assess EdTech Interventions for Cost-Effectiveness to Enable Better Investments? Part of the learning brief series quick insights full brief (pdf) full brief (text) A guide for Policymakers Implementers EdTech Investors Why this matters As education decision-makers increasingly look to EdTech tools and interventions to help catalyse impact on education outcomes, cost-effectiveness is among their most important concerns.…

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What is ‘Nudging’ in Education and How Does it Contribute to Behaviour Change? Part of the learning brief series quick insights full brief (pdf) full brief (text) A guide for Implementers Decision-makers Researchers Why this matters Nudging is a behaviour change strategy increasingly used in education to address challenges like student attendance, teaching practices, parental and caregiver engagement, and cultural…

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How Can EMIS be Designed and Implemented in Ways That Make Them Useful? Part of the learning brief series quick insights full brief (pdf) full brief (text) A guide for Decision-makers EdTech researchers Developmental organisations Non-governmental organisations Government bodies Bureaus of statistics Why this matters Education management information systems (EMIS) integrate fragmented processes and functions into linked data that is…

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How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools? Part of the learning brief series quick insights full brief (pdf) full brief (text) A guide for Policymakers  Implementers School Administrators Why this matters Digital personalised learning (DPL) tools have the potential to be transformative for the future of education. By using adaptive technology to tailor learning content to individual learner…

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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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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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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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