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Using new technologies to improve educational outcomes for children in rural & under-resourced schools

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Africa 4 Tech 2016 : Edtech Workshop Restitution

  1. 1. Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Rural Areas... Using new technologies … or not?
  2. 2. A roadmap to start together !
  3. 3. What, Why ? • Basic digital literacies for children in their 1st years of formal education? • What kind of approach to penetrate communities without basic digital skills and without knowing about mobile education ?
  4. 4. Creating indigenous content that promotes: ● Functional Skills ● Collaboration ● Creativity ● Critical thinking ● E-Safety ● Cultural & Social Understanding Creating Content
  5. 5. Animators ● Student • Age ranges: 3 - 5, 6 - 9, 10 – 12, 13 – 15, 16 - 17 • Teacher • School Educators, Young Instructors Leader program • Parent • Mentorship Framework • Organisation • NGOs, Community Leaders, Donors/Big Corporations
  6. 6. Guidelines
  7. 7. Problems In rural contexts : ● Lack of Electricity ● Internet Access ● Mentalities ● Access to digital literacy ● Mobility (Roads) ● Social/Cultural interactions
  8. 8. Solutions The solution for digital education in rural areas in Africa will involve the establishment of dedicated educational kits with the following characteristics: ● Mobile and easy to carry ● Playful and promotes collaborative work ● Autonomous solar source to provide electricity during training ● High capacity storage with educational content using micro components. ● Empowerment Programmes for Soft-skill development This solution can be implemented by Africans through various innovation hubs
  9. 9. Solutions Our project in rural areas would be implemented using existing technologies: • IDEAS BOX • BRCK – Kio Kit • One Laptop One Child (OLOC)
  10. 10. Project Needs: • Tool Kits: Curriculum, Furniture, Storage, Mobile Devices, Media Resources • Power: Solar wafers, BRCK • Internet Connectivity • Mobility: Vehicle - Van, Bikes • Learning Space
  11. 11. examples
  12. 12. IDEAS BOX
  13. 13. One Child One Computer, OLOC
  14. 14. BRCK
  15. 15. Ecosystem and Interconnections In what educational ecosystem are you ? Transformation -> Adaptation -> Creativity Spaces of independent or joined learnings ? → communities / civil society / local decision- makers / parents / teachers / care homes (health) / educational communities / innovators
  16. 16. Let’s Go for it together :-)

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