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

UNE...
Problems Addressed
Problems Addressed
 Little individual attention for each student
 Different learning styles are not a...
Java ME
Java ME
Pilot
Pilot
 1 school in the suburbs of Dakar
 80 pupils
 2 teachers + principal
 2 inspectors of the Ministry of Educ...
Involvement of Teachers
Involvement of Teachers

Content
Observing Class Activities
Observing Class Activities
Meetings with Parents
Meetings with Parents

Distribut
e apps
Training for Teachers
Training for Teachers
Introduction of the Apps
Introduction of the Apps
Use of Apps in the Classroom
Use of Apps in the Classroom
Evaluation
Evaluation
Are the children
learning?
• Pre-test
• Use of the apps
• Post-test (conducted
on the same day)
Perc...
Evaluation
Evaluation

• Reading improved by 40%*
• Writing improved by 45%*
• Different styles to use the apps:
• Some st...
Results
Results
 Positive points
 Good start
 Completed many things in 2 ½ months
 To improve
 Emphasize teachers’ tr...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014
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, UNESCO, Mobile Learning Week 2014

  1. 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. 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. 3. Java ME
  4. 4. Java ME
  5. 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. 6. Involvement of Teachers Involvement of Teachers Content
  7. 7. Observing Class Activities Observing Class Activities
  8. 8. Meetings with Parents Meetings with Parents Distribut e apps
  9. 9. Training for Teachers Training for Teachers
  10. 10. Introduction of the Apps Introduction of the Apps
  11. 11. Use of Apps in the Classroom Use of Apps in the Classroom
  12. 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. 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. 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
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