Educational technologies (EdTech) have been used in a multitude of ways to enable children to gain greater access to impactful and continuous education. At the same time, differences in EdTech use and access, across and within countries, also show that the use of EdTech can contribute to exacerbating long-standing structural inequalities. Consideration of equity is crucial in ensuring that the…

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Building a platform to allow governments to quickly select, approve, and reuse existing Open Educational Resources As the Covid-19 crisis led to school closures in March 2020, governments all over the world scrambled to move to remote teaching. But many countries struggled to find enough content to cover large parts of their curricula. Especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, fragile…

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Kenya’s remote learning offerings are an example for the region — but how did they come about and what model does Kenya provide? The recent disruptions in education caused by Covid led many countries to quickly implement remote learning interventions. Kenya’s Educational Media Directorate — part of the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD) — provides a model for implementing…

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Introduction The use of messaging in education is listed as the only ‘great buy’ in the World Bank’s comparative analysis of cost-effectiveness in EdTech interventions. But, the different studies on messaging cited in the report represent different approaches and contexts. One analysis of nudge messaging in education suggests that interventions often provide diverging results, with outcomes dependent on context. Two…

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