Practical Insights on ICT4Edu

Apply Now: $15,000 Grants for Your Educational Technology NGO

Apply Now: $15,000 Grants for Your Educational Technology NGO

Published on: May 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
The global coronavirus pandemic has closed all schools and universities in 192 countries, affecting more than 90% of the world’s learners: almost 1.6 billion...
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...
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...
Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

Published on: Jan 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) describe the greatest challenges and needs of our time and define clear goals for addressing them. Achieving these goals...
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...
Please Submit Your Session Ideas: mEducation Alliance Symposium 2019

Please Submit Your Session Ideas: mEducation Alliance Symposium 2019

Published on: Jun 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Submit Your Session Ideas: mEducation Alliance Symposium 2019
When we refer to “digital literacy”, we typically think of a set of digital and information and communication technology (ICT) skills needed for workforce success...
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...