supporting learning beyond the classroom

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, parents, teachers, students and policymakers have been exploring how to support students to learn at home. The emphasis on education at home has made evident the need to better equip caregivers to support their children’s learning.  The Keep Kenya Learning (KKL) initiative is helping parents and caregivers build their capacity and confidence to support learning…

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teachers’ professional development

Seventy-one teachers participating in the ‘Onneshon’ prototype were flooding the WhatsApp group with messages about the challenges and hiccups they were experiencing, either with watching the video content or with taking a quiz in the first two weeks. Problems were pouring in and so were solutions being innovated and offered through diverse channels. In the space of two weeks, the…

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reimagine education during Covid-19

EdTech Hub has been supporting education sector stakeholders in Bangladesh over the last year to make effective, evidence-informed decisions about the use of EdTech. a2i plays a key role in shaping Bangladesh’s vision for its future of learning and EdTech Hub is proud to partner closely with Anir Choudhury, ai2 policy advisor, and all of the a2i team. Read more…

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EdData Tools

This blog sets out the Hub’s aims and approaches to identifying appropriate and effective uses of EdTech that can potentially raise learning outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research shows that EdTech offers immense potential, but sustainable and positive change at scale has largely proved elusive in practice – particularly for marginalised learners where we focus our work.  To…

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Lire en Anglais Contexte Madagascar fait face à un taux élevé de la pauvreté d’apprentissage; 97 pour cent des enfants en classe de primaire du pays ne sont pas capables de lire un texte en français adapté à leur âge (Banque mondiale 2019, sur données PASEC 2015). Nous savons que les enseignants ont une influence cruciale sur l’éducation des élèves;…

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Two children use sign language in a classroom

The current approaches to providing high quality learning experiences to learners with disabilities in low and middle-income (LMICs) countries requires radical rethinking. To date, significant numbers of learners with disabilities are not enjoying the benefits of barrier-free and meaningful engagement with the school curriculum in order to reach their potential. Appropriately matched technology to learner needs – in terms of…

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In early 2021, EdTech Hub partnered with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to support them to analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Kenya Education Cloud. This blog highlights what we learnt, and lessons that can inform the development of Virtual Learning Environments around the world.  Governments all over the world responded to Covid-19 school closures by…

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Over the past few months, the EdTech Hub team has analysed and mapped the EdTech research landscape in Sierra Leone. In doing so, we have met a number of individuals and organisations that are exploring if and how technology can support the country’s education sector.  In week four, we met with Arthur Saidu, Eusebio Rincon Casado and Maggie Shergill from…

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EdTech Hub and the World Bank have been working closely with decision-makers around the world to identify ways to continue to support teachers while schools are shut. This involves ensuring that teachers are being given the opportunity to grow and develop their skills while they’re away from school. In this blog Tom Kaye from EdTech Hub and Aishwarya Shivaji Patil…

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