Practical Insights on EduTech

Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Published on: Nov 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Education systems in Africa face a myriad of challenges that negatively impact education outcomes. For example, 8.7 million children are not attending primary school...
Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Published on: May 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
Do you remember when discount stores sold CD-ROMs with 1,000 fonts?  Or 1,000 games? Or best of all 1,000 useless software programs?  That’s shovelware: tons...
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...
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...
We Must Answer 6 Open ICT4Education Questions to Have Real Impact

We Must Answer 6 Open ICT4Education Questions to Have Real Impact

Published on: Aug 12 2016 by Jim Teicher - 2 Comments
With years of experience in attempting to effect large scale educational change, using technology, I’ve come up with six “game changing” topics (and I don’t...
The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions

The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions

Published on: Dec 29 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions
There is enormous interest and investment in the potential of educational technology (ICT4Edu) to improve the quality of teaching and learning in low and lower-middle...
Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

Published on: Jun 18 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
My name is Jakub Šimek and I work as the Program Manager for the Pontis Foundation, which is located in Slovakia. Last year we started to scale up our third ICT4Edu...
What Are The Top 6 Barriers to ICT4Edu Success in Secondary Schools?

What Are The Top 6 Barriers to ICT4Edu Success in Secondary Schools?

Published on: Jan 10 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Go ahead, name them. Yes, count them off with your fingers. I bet you can name six in less than 60 seconds. You probably got to 16 or 26 in that time period. Bonus...
What Are the Knowns and Unknowns in m-Education?

What Are the Knowns and Unknowns in m-Education?

Published on: Nov 20 2013 by Mike Dawson - Comments Off on What Are the Knowns and Unknowns in m-Education?
It is the question that will not die and doesn’t evolve, as it should. Can technology improve learning outcomes? We have known for decades that certain things...