Practical Insights on Educational Technology

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

Published on: Apr 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Secondary school students in Cameroon spend the entire last month of their final year in school preparing for their Baccalaureate. Passing it and scoring well marks...
5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

Published on: Mar 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Back in the day, One Laptop Per Child promised a digital revolution in education. By handing out “$100 laptops” to children, and for the most part sidelining...
12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

Published on: Mar 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in a range of digital services. Voice assistants such as Alexa, car routing or content translation all involve...
6 Myths of Online Learning Education Programs in International Development

6 Myths of Online Learning Education Programs in International Development

Published on: Feb 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Online learning is not new. And it’s been a round a long time. Yet, if my work in international education development is any indication, there are a number of...
6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy

6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy

Published on: Nov 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy
Families and communities have a tremendous role to play in improving educational and reading outcomes for children around the globe. Recognizing the power of this...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know...
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 - 3 Comments
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,...
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...
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...