Your regular round-up of the latest in clear evidence, better decisions, and more learning in EdTech. 

In this issue:

  • Reflections from eLearning Africa 2022 in Kigali
  • Our stories: 
    • NEWS:: Read the new joint report from T4 Education and EdTech Hub focusing on effectiveness of assessment and monitoring in Covid-19.
    • WATCH: Video from the #Tech4TPD webinar
    • PARTICIPATE: We are looking for feedback from you; Take the data tools survey.
    • BLOG ROLL: Studies in Kenya; newly released guidelines for mapping data in sub-Saharan Africa; raising readers. 
    • And more
Finding a New Purpose for Education in Africa

Nearly 1,000 participants from over 70 countries spread across Africa and the world joined eLearning Africa’s 15th international conference on ICT in education, training, and skills development (eLA 2022), 11-13 May, 2022. This attracted participants mainly from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Europe, and the United States of America. 

EdTech Hub also hosted a user testing and design session for a new Africa EdTech entrepreneurship course geared toward African EdTech developers.  This course will take participants through three learning modules where they will design EdTech products, understand foundational literacy and numeracy skills, then scale up their products. About 30 young Technology producers from Africa joined this feedback session.  

eLearning Africa is Africa's largest conference and exhibition on technology-supported learning, training, and skills development that is held on a rotation basis each year. The three-day event was graced by experts, practitioners, policymakers and investors committed to the future of education and training. Read more...

Developing teachers' knowledge and skills is really important to meet our goal of raising learning outcomes. Teachers in low- and middle-income countries often do not have access to in-service teacher professional development. Watch the video for more recommendations from the #Tech4TPD webinar. 
#CovidEducationNews: Effective Assessment and Progress Monitoring in an Online Environment: A Study in Six Countries
In collaboration with T4 Education, EdTech Hub undertook a study to understand more about how teachers and school leaders in low-and middle-income countries assessed student progress when students were learning remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study was undertaken in six countries – Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and South Africa. The data collection involved focus group discussions with two held in each country. Read the findings here...

Data Collection and Visualisation Tools Survey

We are interested in better understanding the tools to collect and visualise data that you currently use, why you use them, and if these meet all your needs. Your responses will inform a market landscape in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions.

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New Research Study on Equity and SMS-based Personalised Learning in Kenya
Authors: Christina Myers, Katy Jordan, Phoebe Khagame, Claire Mongeau and Annette Zhao
A new study in Kenya aims to rigorously evaluate and improve the impact of an EdTech intervention on different groups of marginalised learners, with a particular focus on gender equity. Find out how...


Guidelines for Mapping Education Data in sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Taskeen Adam and Irene Selwaness
This recently published guidance note navigates different purposes, challenges and considerations that were learnt from education data mapping initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the note...

Raising Readers: Putting Parents and Schools in the Co-design Driver Seat
Authors: Asma Zubairi and Wendy Smith 
Worldreader is partnering with EdTech Hub on one of our research portfolio studies designed to better understand how to meaningfully engage parents in their children’s learning. Learn more...

Case study:
What matters most for Teacher Deployment? A case study for teacher preferences in Sierra Leone  
We aimed to better understand why the inequitable distribution of teachers persist in Sierra Leone and how the government may resolve this problem. This is what we found out. Read more...
  • Working Paper: Understanding Barriers to Girls’ Access and Use of EdTech in Kenya During Covid-19 - This paper focuses on Kenya, where the Kenya Ministry of Education Covid-19 Response Plan highlights the importance of leveraging EdTech to serve girls. Read more...
  • How to design EdTech Programmes that Lead to Gender Transformative Change. Read More...
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