Using TV to support learners in low and middle-income countries
What we found
- This rapid evidence review of various studies suggests that educational television can benefit children’s learning outcomes in core subjects.
- It also indicates that social reasoning skills and attitudes towards impairment could be improved by watching appropriate shows.
- This review looked at the social context of watching television on multiple platforms. The limited material on this suggests exposure to educational content on multiple platforms can give advantages over watching television alone. Children in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) watch shows with others (or co-viewing). Co-viewing could have benefits when co-viewers are commenting on, judging and explaining television content.
- Evidence suggests access to educational television is relatively high in LMICs. Television interventions can provide a cost-effective approach to raising learning outcomes, although further investigation in this area is needed.
- This Rapid Evidence Review provides an overview of existing literature on the use of educational technology for the education of refugees in low- and middle-income countries . The RER has been produced in response to the widespread global shutdown of schools resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19. This RER provides a summary of the potential benefits of using technology for the education of refugees as well as its risks, limitations and challenges.