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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.

How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

Published on: May 13 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
I’ve been working to innovate education in Senegal for over ten years as the founder of CyberSmart Africa. These days, I see that COVID-19 offers a real-time...
Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19

Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19

Published on: May 07 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19
Since the first COVID-19 coronavirus cases were reported in December 2019 the virus has spread to over 210 countries and territories around the world and 2 international...
10 Educational Technology Solutions for COVID-19 Out-of-School Children

10 Educational Technology Solutions for COVID-19 Out-of-School Children

Published on: Apr 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
The COVID-19 Coronavirus global pandemic is creating a global learning crisis in addition to a global health crisis. 82% of the world’s learners are no longer...
Apply Now: $30,000 Google Africa PhD Fellowships in Computer Science

Apply Now: $30,000 Google Africa PhD Fellowships in Computer Science

Published on: Mar 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields across the African continent....
Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Published on: Mar 16 2020 by Wayan Vota - 32 Comments
The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works...
Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

Published on: Feb 17 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
As we’ve seen in our continued coverage of educational technology solutions across the African continent, there are multiple strategies that use ICT solutions...
5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

Published on: Feb 12 2020 by Mary Burns - 7 Comments
My recent post discussed contextual, macro-level policy changes in ICT4Education in secondary schools of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This post examines some of the...
6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

Published on: Jan 29 2020 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
We often think of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the place where educational technology goes to die. It is certainly true that many education technology initiatives...
The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Published on: Jan 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
In 2017, Dadaab Refugee Camp was the sixth biggest city in Kenya, with a population of 250,000. With peace returning to Somalia, organisations like the Norwegian...
4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

Published on: Jan 16 2020 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
In January 2019, we ran our online certificate course: “How to Teach Online” for the first time ever. We had 100 participants from 30 countries and 10 guest...