At EdTech Hub, we’ve been reflecting on how coloniality is embedded in the work we do: from the colonial roots of the international development sector, to colonial practices embedded in research methods, to “core-to-periphery” design and deployment of EdTech interventions. We’ve just begun this journey, but in trying to embody one of our EdTech Hub values of ‘fearless and humble…

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In March 2022, EdTech Hub’s executive director Verna Lalbeharie joined partners from the Aga Khan Foundation’s (AKF) Schools2030 programme for a school visit in Tanzania’s Temeke district. The visit coincided with the Utafiti Elimu Tanzania conference, of which AKF and EdTech Hub were co-sponsors, as well as data-collection for one the studies in the EdTech Hub research portfolio.  Toangoma primary…

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The RLH’s Learning Passport on a smartphone

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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In recent years, interest in the ways that educational technology (EdTech) can personalise learning has increased. Personalised learning approaches build on pedagogical models which enable students to access content and learning experiences that are matched to their level. Recently, research has begun to focus on the way that EdTech tools can support the learner-centred and flexible benefits of personalised learning,…

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This guest blog from UNICEF and World Bank expounds more on the recently launched remote learning resource packs and how the tools can be used to deliver quality remote learning. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as 1.6 billion schoolchildren were affected by school closures, countries around the world introduced remote learning as a crisis-response. This led to an…

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EdData Tools

In our recent publication, A Case for a Systems Approach to EdTech, we identified 17 EdTech frameworks that provide a valuable bridge between theory and practice. Frameworks are a general outline to show the interrelationships between different subjects in the field; how the parts fit together. They help implementers see the components and connections needed to make EdTech work. These EdTech…

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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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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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