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Governments all over the world have closed learning institutions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, including in Kenya. This has exacerbated the global learning crisis and made it more difficult for teachers, parents, and caregivers to include children with disabilities in quality education. To ensure learners with disabilities were not left behind during Covid-19 school closures, eKitabu partnered with EdTech Hub…

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In 2020, EdTech Hub began a collaboration with Learning Equality, a nonprofit organisation supporting the creation, adaptation, and distribution of Open Educational Resources (OER) in disconnected environments. The following post by Learning Equality’s Global Curriculum Specialist, Shivi Chandra, explores how individual efforts to address some of the challenges in adopting OER could become more powerful, receive recognition, and build upon…

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Implementing a virtual learning environment is a challenge in any situation. But how do you implement one in a country with few resources, lacking technological infrastructure, and no experience with virtual learning? In response to Covid-19, Zanzibar is planning to implement a virtual learning environment (VLE) to complement its print-, radio-, and TV-based distance education programmes. In Zanzibar, an autonomous…

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In the initial rush to respond to school closures, countries focused on rolling out distance education. Policy-makers now realise that effective distance education requires robust data generated via high-quality monitoring. This blog highlights the findings of a brief synthesising effective practices in monitoring distance education.  Since March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted 36 million learners in Bangladesh. Schools closed…

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What is the Specialist Network? We’re an international group of experts with substantial practical experience in developing and implementing education and EdTech programmes around the world. The Specialist Network allows the EdTech Hub to draw on a wide range of context-specific and subject-specific experience and expertise. We have a particular focus on supporting the Hub’s Helpdesk, providing additional capacity to…

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Talented, committed innovators are working with EdTech all over the world to make sure children continue learning amidst the school closures caused by Covid-19.  At the EdTech Hub, we are lucky to work with six such initiatives in Sandboxes. From experimenting with telephone helplines in Afghanistan to testing Whatsapp in refugee camps in Lebanon, to working with an advocacy campaign…

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Photo credit: SIL Cameroon Read in French In October, EdTech Hub and Learning Equality put out a call to find French educational resources with the aim of making these resources more accessible to Francophone learners not connected to the internet. This post by Vahid Masrour, Learning Equality’s Curriculum Operations Specialist, highlights observations and recommendations from this process. He shares further…

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Photo credit: SIL Cameroon Lire en anglais Durant le mois d’octobre, EdTech Hub et Learning Equality ont lancé un appel afin de trouver des ressources pédagogiques en français, dans le but de les rendre plus accessibles aux apprenants francophones qui ne disposent pas de connexion à internet. Ce post, préparé par Vahid Masrour, Curriculum Operations Specialist pour Learning Equality, présente…

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We are excited to announce that there is now increased funding available for projects through our Call for Research Proposals: EdTech responses to Covid-19, which closes on Friday 27th November 2020.  As part of this window, additional funding, up to a total value of £50k, may be available to a small number of applications, particularly where they allow for comparison…

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