A project in the Philippines and Tanzania that provides teachers access to a broad variety of digital video content in math, science, English and life skills in their classrooms ‘ on-demand ’ by sending an SMS message through a cell phone, which activates digital files to be delivered either to a DVR or mobile phone and then viewed on a television .
A sustainable contribution to bridging the digital divide by complementing the local curriculum with high quality educational content delivered through a high-speed digital connection and integrated teacher training
To significantly increase the educational quality and achievement among boys and girls in primary schools in math, science, and life skills through the innovative use of cell phone and digital technology
The Partners Educational multimedia content. Curriculum integration. Teacher training. Project leader. Project design, monitoring, evaluation. Local project coordination. Local content development. Life skills content development. Grant management. Technical infrastructure. Software application development. Business model. Pilot funder. Project funder Ministry of Education: ICT & education framework. Curriculum integration. Local content adaptation. Training.
To work with the Ministry/Department of Education and others to launch Bridge IT and integrate it into the education system, at low cost, in order to reach the greatest number of children and teachers possible;
To improve teacher performance in Bridge it classrooms, as determined by changes in the quality of interaction and teaching in the classroom; and
To increase learning gains and knowledge retention among upper primary students in math, science, English and life skills in Bridge it classrooms, with a particular emphasis on girls.