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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.

Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Published on: Aug 22 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are outstanding African graduate students doing exceptional computer science research across the continent. They need support to become the next generation...
Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Machine Learning for Africans

Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Machine Learning for Africans

Published on: Aug 15 2022 by Wayan Vota - 19 Comments
The machine learning revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works on...
4 Benefits of Text Messaging Applications for Education Programs

4 Benefits of Text Messaging Applications for Education Programs

Published on: Aug 03 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The Rapid Evidence Review of Messaging Apps, SMS & Social Media from the EdTech Hub provides an overview of existing research on the use of mobile phone-based...
Please RSVP Now: mEducation Alliance Symposium

Please RSVP Now: mEducation Alliance Symposium

Published on: Jul 27 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: mEducation Alliance Symposium
The 12th annual mEducation Alliance Symposium will highlight and celebrate those individuals and organizations that help make learning wonderful. This year’s...
10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners

10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners

Published on: May 26 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners
The experience of learning under Covid-19 has put the spotlight on EdTech and equity. It has reiterated that EdTech decision-makers — be they designers, providers,...
Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Published on: May 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Countries around the world are experiencing unprecedented digital transformation. As a result, previously disconnected communities are coming online and increasing...
Apply Now: $15,000 Grants for Your EduTech Nonprofit Initiative

Apply Now: $15,000 Grants for Your EduTech Nonprofit Initiative

Published on: May 23 2022 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Many nonprofit ICT4Edu organizations in developing countries need training, technology, and funding to successfully integrate blended learning programs or move...
6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

Published on: Apr 13 2022 by Mary Burns - Comments Off on 6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research
If you’ve spent any time in the technology in education world, particularly in developing country donor-funded work, you probably know the general lament about...
6 Reasons Why We Keep Failing at Digital Development Interventions

6 Reasons Why We Keep Failing at Digital Development Interventions

Published on: Feb 03 2022 by Guest Writer - 10 Comments
Clearing out boxes of old books and reports recently, I was struck by how many ICT4D initiatives there have been over the last 20 years, many of which have simply...
How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

Published on: Jan 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers
Grassroot, a civic technology organization based in South Africa, launched a first-of-its-kind leadership development course over the messaging platform WhatsApp...