The challenges of school closures over the past year, and potential of EdTech to address them, are currently amplifying questions about the value of EdTech at a global scale. While ‘What is cost-effective EdTech?’ is a simple question, the answer is highly nuanced, given dependency on the initiative design, implementation, audience, context and time frame. This blog highlights the findings…

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Earlier this year, our team at EdTech Hub and partners at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation noticed a recurring pattern: we saw colleagues around the world — in government, the private sector, civil society — working to develop various digital platforms for learning. We also noticed that most of them tended to need similar platform components — and they…

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T4 Education has released the findings from their spring survey of more than 20,000 teachers from 165 countries on the experience of teaching in the Covid-19 pandemic. EdTech Hub analyzed the data on behalf of T4 Education. The findings were surprising, confirming, unsettling and, in some cases, affirming: Download the report to dig into the findings, read real teacher stories…

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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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Scaling personalized learning technology

Technology to support personalized learning holds huge potential to address the global learning crisis. However, there is still much to learn about the most effective use and scalability of personalised learning in lower and middle-income countries. onebillion – an EdTech non-profit organisation – and their onetab solution are working to contribute evidence and learning to this discussion.  onebillion provides educational…

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VERNA LALBEHARIE NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We are excited to announce that Verna Lalbeharie is joining EdTech Hub as the incoming Executive Director. A native of South Africa, now living in North Carolina (USA), Lalbeharie brings not only 25 years of EdTech expertise to the role, but also a career-spanning commitment to evidence-building in education technology to create a more equitable future for all students. “When…

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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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