Practical Insights on Education for ICT4D Projects

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What is Educational Technology?

Educational technology is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve educational outcomes in developing countries. This includes hardware, software, content, curriculum, and pedagogy required for learning by students, teachers, and their surrounding communities.

ICT4Edu initiatives build on various disciplines such as communication, education, psychology, sociology, artificial intelligence, and computer science. EduTech solutions encompass several domains including learning theory, online learning, computer-based training, and distance education.

What Are Successful EduTech Projects?

We are constantly searching for new educational technology projects for review and analysis. Please find below a growing list of programmes that use information and communication technologies to increase educational outcomes in developing countries.

Introducing USAID Principles for Educational Technology Investments

Introducing USAID Principles for Educational Technology Investments

Published on: Jun 19 2024 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Today, a range of educational technologies are increasingly ubiquitous in many of the communities where USAID works and are relatively inexpensive for educational...
How to Increase Girls Digital Literacy in East Asia and Pacific

How to Increase Girls Digital Literacy in East Asia and Pacific

Published on: May 15 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The recent UNICEF study Girls’ Digital Literacy in East Asia and Pacific Regions, showed that girls and boys across the region are online in huge numbers, but...
Four Educational Technology Insights from Plan Ceibal in Uruguay

Four Educational Technology Insights from Plan Ceibal in Uruguay

Published on: Mar 13 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Inspired by the One Laptop Per Child international initiative, Uruguay was the first country to implement a national-scale plan to distribute personal computers...
Apply Now: $150,000 for Your AI Solution for Youth Empowerment

Apply Now: $150,000 for Your AI Solution for Youth Empowerment

Published on: Mar 04 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 for Your AI Solution for Youth Empowerment
 Africa, with its young and rapidly growing population, stands at a transformative moment. By 2030, the continent’s youth will form one of the world’s...
What Drives Public Sector Adoption of eLearning Practices?

What Drives Public Sector Adoption of eLearning Practices?

Published on: Dec 21 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Drives Public Sector Adoption of eLearning Practices?
The adoption and utilisation of elearning in the public sector appears to be inadequately researched. A systematic review of academic research into Adoption and...
Proven: Education and Mobile Phones Reduce HIV Infections in Women

Proven: Education and Mobile Phones Reduce HIV Infections in Women

Published on: Dec 05 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Proven: Education and Mobile Phones Reduce HIV Infections in Women
  Despite remarkable progress in the fight against HIV, the number of new infections remains unacceptably high, epidemics continue to grow in certain communities,...
2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact

2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact

Published on: Sep 14 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact
Generative AI is at the top of the hype cycle with everyone claiming they have the first or best or newest use in international development. While there is much...
Lessons Learned about Distance Education for Teacher Training

Lessons Learned about Distance Education for Teacher Training

Published on: Aug 03 2023 by Mary Burns - 1 Comment
How has distance education for teacher professional development changed in the past decade, especially as a result of COVID-19? Addressing this question was one...
9 Examples of Successful Digital Education Technology in Rural African Classrooms

9 Examples of Successful Digital Education Technology in Rural African Classrooms

Published on: Jul 05 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 9 Examples of Successful Digital Education Technology in Rural African Classrooms
Digital technology has the potential to revolutionize education, particularly in rural African classrooms, where resources are often limited. The transformative...
8 Challenges Teaching Computer Science Education in 5 African Countries

8 Challenges Teaching Computer Science Education in 5 African Countries

Published on: Jun 08 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Despite efforts by African governments and universities to promote Computer Science Education (CSE), there remain challenges that affect CSE in African countries....