Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Presented at UNESCO mLearning Week 2014
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  • 1. Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Agbessi Constant Tchona, Childfund Senegal Landry Ahouansou and Mame Ibrahima Bakhoum, SenMobile, Senegal Chun Hei Cheung, USA UNESCO Mobile Week #mlw2014 @UNESCOICTs
  • 2.  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) Problems AddressedProblems Addressed
  • 3. Java ME
  • 4. Java ME
  • 5.  1 school in the suburbs of Dakar  80 pupils  4 teachers + principal  2 inspectors of the Ministry of Education in Senegal PilotPilot
  • 6. Involvement of TeachersInvolvement of Teachers Content
  • 7. Observing Class ActivitiesObserving Class Activities
  • 8. Meetings with ParentsMeetings with Parents Distribut e apps
  • 9. Training for TeachersTraining for Teachers
  • 10. Introduction of the AppsIntroduction of the Apps
  • 11. Use of Apps in the ClassroomUse of Apps in the Classroom
  • 12. EvaluationEvaluation 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. EvaluationEvaluation • 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 • Some students read questions aloud • Pupils finished a large number of exercises without pausing * Between the pre-and post-test. Further study is needed to verify these results
  • 14.  Positive points  Good start  Completed many things in 4 months  To improve  Emphasize teachers’ training and coaching  Find ways to have teachers contribute content  Add more content  Build an ecosystem ResultsResults