Practical Insights on Education for ICT4D Projects

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

Published on: Aug 16 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a discussion that quickly shifts from a failing ICT for Education initiative, to the assumed root cause:...
What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

Published on: Aug 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program is a public-private partnership for school management between the Government of Liberia and nine education contractors:...
Why Next Generation Digital Learning Environments Are Useful for ICT4D

Why Next Generation Digital Learning Environments Are Useful for ICT4D

Published on: Jul 11 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 5 Comments
I recently participated in the Next Generation Student Success Symposium in Barcelona. The event, hosted by DXtera Institute and the Open University of Catalonia,...
The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa

The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa

Published on: Jun 20 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa
You’re in for a treat! This is the story of my two-year design journey to build X-kit Achieve! Mobile from my view as project lead, written with Nicola du...
Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads

Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 12 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads
As an education research community, we have achieved noteworthy success by increasing the number of children attending school around the world. The grand challenge...
New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 07 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads
There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters, making them three times more likely to be out of school than children...
The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 8 Comments
Earlier this month I attended FUTUR.E.S in Africa in Casablanca, the first event to connect French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems. Startups, academics...
Five Traits of Low-literacy Technology Users – Your Weekend Long Reads

Five Traits of Low-literacy Technology Users – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 20 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 5 Comments
We know that the first step to good human-centered design is understanding your user. IDEO calls this having an empathy mindset, the “capacity to step into...
Augmenting Education with Artificial Intelligence – Your Weekend Long Reads

Augmenting Education with Artificial Intelligence – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 13 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
Building on the theme of artificial intelligence for international development, this weekend we’ll look at the role of AI to improve educational outcomes...
10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report

10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report

Published on: Dec 18 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report
UNESCO recently released the Supporting teachers with mobile technology report, which draws lessons from UNESCO projects implemented in Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan...