Digital Technology May Reinvent Basic Education In Africa

By Staff Published: November 11, 2017, 6:06 pm
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African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done.

Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents are not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa.

The quality of education also remains a significant issue, but there’s a possibility the technology could be part of the solution.

From iOL. Story by  Rohen d’Aiglepierre, Amélie Aubert, and Pierre-Jean Loiret,

The digital revolution currently under way in the region has led to a boom in trials using information and communication technology (ICT) in education – in and out of the classroom.

A study carried out by the French Development Agency, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Orange and Unesco shows that ICT in education in general, and mobile learning in particular, offers a number of possible benefits.

These include access to low-cost teaching resources, added value compared to traditional teaching and a complementary solution for teacher training.

This means there’s a huge potential to reach those excluded from education systems.

Read more at iOL.

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