Our Focus on Tanzania

EdTech Hub develops and delivers evidence in EdTech. We work in partnership with researchers and stakeholders to find solutions to education challenges. Our topic areas include: Data for Decisions, Digital Personalised Learning (DPL), Girls’ Education & Technology, Participation & Messaging and Teacher Continuous Professional Development (TCPD).

In Tanzania, we focus on Teacher Continuous Professional Development (TCPD).

Learn more about our projects and programmes in our other focus countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone.

EdTech Hub activities in Tanzania

Aim To Improve Learning Edtech Hub

We work closely with government partners in Tanzania to identify ways in which EdTech might improve education outcomes and strengthen the education system. This includes supporting the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) to design a new “tech-enabled” teacher professional development model, grounded on in-school communities of learning. 

We are also working to support the Tanzania government’s efforts to collect and utilise education systems data to inform decision making, as well as the Zanzibar government’s efforts at implementing a “virtual learning environment” to help them disseminate educational content.

Teacher Continuous Professional Development (TCPD)

What is Teacher Continuous Professional Development? Ongoing, in-service teacher professional development, structured pedagogy, and technology.

The challenge facing the education sector: Teacher quality is the most important determinant of learning outcomes at school level. Teachers are often either unqualified or unsupported by good quality professional development.

And so we ask: How can technology be used to enhance teacher effectiveness through in-service TCPD and structured pedagogy?

  • EdTech Hub has provided right-fit technical assistance to TIE, PO-RALG, and MOEST, in completing a series of plans for the implementation of a tech-enabled in-service TPD model.
  • EdTech Hub have delivered a sandbox along with the government and implementing partner Haki Elimu The purpose of the sandbox was to test components of the designed TPD model, and a need for continued technical assistance to refine it.
  • Design-based research and rigorous impact evaluation will be conducted on the TPD model as it scales-up.

Other EdTech Topics

  • EdTech Hub is providing technical assistance to develop the country’s ICT in Education Strategy.
  • EdTech Hub is providing technical assistance to the government of Tanzania to develop national Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development (TCPD) plans, including costed guides for Local Government Areas (LGA) implementation, ongoing teacher needs assessments; and supporting Government to roll out the plans in schools nationally.

  • EdTech Hub has created a Sandbox to test the Government of Tanzania CPD plans and is developing them with real-world feedback to reduce overall delivery risk. 

  • EdTech Hub has created a Sandbox supporting the education ministries in Zanzibar to develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support learning – including through CPD.

Discover our Helpdesk

EdTech Hub supports education decision-makers to incorporate the latest globally informed, locally relevant knowledge and evidence into choices related to EdTech.

FCDO Education Advisers, World Bank staff and UNICEF staff who work closely with ministries of education in low- and middle-income countries can request and receive short-term, discrete support from the EdTech Hub Helpdesk.

We work with requesters to support the “what” and “how” of EdTech-enabled approaches. We seek approaches that are evidence-based, contextually appropriate, realistic to implement, and cost-effective.

If you can’t submit a Helpdesk request, you can still get answers. We’ve summarised the findings from previous Helpdesk requests for you to explore.

Find out more

Evidence Library
Find out more about outputs and evidence on technology in education.
Discover work on sandboxes - helping to generate new evidence of what works.
Our Team
Meet the people behind the work.
Our partners in Tanzania
Tanzania Institute of Education
Presidents office Regional and Local Government Tanzania
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