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Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014

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Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal

UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014

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  • 1. Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal UNESCO Mobile Week #mlw2014 @UNESCOICTs Agbessi Constant Tchona, Childfund Senegal Landry Ahouansou, SenMobile, Senegal Chun Hei Cheung, USA
  • 2. Problems Addressed Problems Addressed  Little individual attention for each student  Different learning styles are not accounted for  Few active learning activities  Lack of libraries and hard to get access to books  Late introduction to ICT  Teacher training to increase and improve  Lack of local content (in French and local languages)
  • 3. Java ME
  • 4. Java ME
  • 5. Pilot Pilot  1 school in the suburbs of Dakar  80 pupils  2 teachers + principal  2 inspectors of the Ministry of Education in Senegal
  • 6. Involvement of Teachers Involvement of Teachers Content
  • 7. Observing Class Activities Observing Class Activities
  • 8. Meetings with Parents Meetings with Parents Distribut e apps
  • 9. Training for Teachers Training for Teachers
  • 10. Introduction of the Apps Introduction of the Apps
  • 11. Use of Apps in the Classroom Use of Apps in the Classroom
  • 12. Evaluation Evaluation Are the children learning? • Pre-test • Use of the apps • Post-test (conducted on the same day) Perception of the tool • Interviews with directors, supervisors, teachers, and parents Observations
  • 13. Evaluation Evaluation • Reading improved by 40%* • Writing improved by 45%* • Different styles to use the apps: • Some students work on paper and enter the results • Some students just use the apps • Pupils finished a large number of exercises without pausing * Between the pre-and post-test. Further study is needed to verify these results
  • 14. Results Results  Positive points  Good start  Completed many things in 2 ½ months  To improve  Emphasize teachers’ training and coaching  Find ways to have teachers contribute content  Add more content  Build an ecosystem