EdTech Interventions for Deaf Learners in Pakistan 🇵🇰
📅 Sept 2020 – Ongoing
Key Sandbox Question: What edTech interventions are most suitable for providing distance learning for deaf children?
Generating evidence in the following areas
|Subject: #literacy #numeracy||Age: #primary #secondary||Place: #Pakistan #urban #peri_urban #rural|
|People: #disabilities #teacher #caregiver||Product: #laptops #smartphones||Business Model: #donor #replication|
In Pakistan, there are over 1million deaf children, yet under 5% attend school (even prior to COVID). Identifying an effective edTech intervention for distance learning has always been a priority for Deaf Reach, and they have created a curriculum of video content in English, Urdu, and Mathematics. This Sandbox explores mechanisms for distributing that content for our-of-school children, particularly laptops, with methods to facilitate teacher and parent engagement.
What we’re doing
- A/B testing various edtech interventions, including offline laptops (with preloaded content), online laptops, and laptops with smartphones to identify the impact of technologies on teacher engagement and learning outcomes
- Experimenting with methods of parental engagement in distance learning for deaf children
- Identifying how to ‘package’ up the edtech intervention so that other governments (including the government of Pakistan) and NGOs are able to replicate it