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mLearning @ the Bottom of the Pyramid


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mLearning @ the Bottom of the Pyramid

  1. 1. mLearning @ the BoP James BonTempo Senior Technology Advisor Jhpiego
  2. 2. Context Let’s talk about the global mobile landscape
  3. 3. How many phones are out there?
  4. 4. 5,000,000,000 subscriptions 4,100,000,000 mobile phones 3,600,000,000 subscribers
  5. 5. Where is the greatest growth?
  6. 6. Penetration in emerging markets has grown 321% compared to 46% in developed countries
  7. 7. What about the costs?
  8. 8. The bottom 75% in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia spent more than 20% of their income
  9. 9. And the hardware available?
  10. 10. Cost continues to drop, but the functionality available has stagnated
  11. 11. What can we do with these phones?
  12. 12. Basic numeracy Develop basic numeracy skills
  13. 13. English learning Learn to speak English
  14. 14. Adopt healthy behaviors
  15. 15. Get tutoring and learning reinforcement
  16. 16. Create communities of learners
  17. 17. Reinforce, assess and connect
  18. 18. But wait, there’s more...
  19. 19. Report grades, attendance and other data
  20. 20. Identify absentee teachers
  21. 21. Mobilize communities
  22. 22. Contact Information James BonTempo Phone: (410) 537-1849 Email: Skype: Twitter: jamesbt Jhpiego
  23. 23. References 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1, as in Billions. What do these gigantic numbers mean? by Tomi T Ahonen http://communities- billions-what-do-these-gigantic-numbers-mean.html Towards Evidence-based ICT Policy and Regulation: ICT access and usage in Africa by Alison Gillwald & Christoph Stork /ria-policy-paper_ict-access-and-usage-2008.pdf The “emerging market” handset trap by kiwanja market-handset-trap/
  24. 24. Project Websites Tostan Jokko Initiative arentid/547/pagelevel/2/interior.asp BBC Janala PopTech Project Masiluleke Mobile at CDC Math on Mxit 1785 FrontlineSMS:Learn
  25. 25. Photo Credits “Landscape around Sheekh” by CharlesFred “Phones” by davepatten “’SMS till you drop’ -- mobile phone ad on van in Kampala, Uganda” by “Kenya_Nairobi Slum3_Smerkel” by Jhpiego “Emerging market handset” by kiwanja content/uploads/2010/02/EMH-Trap1.jpg “10 20 30” by mag3737 “Alphabet 15 [USA]” by Leo Reynolds
  26. 26. Photo Credits “Sha3teely smoke free” by Wael Attili content/uploads/2007/04/me-smockfree.gif “Aprendiendo Español en Zambia” by eriotropus “Pho Chang College of Art Students” by Ian Fuller “This is my homework chart for 7th period. It allowed me to reubild my gradebook.” by cinderellasg “Classroom in rural China” by Michael McDermott “Community meeting” by Cambodia Trust “Question!” by Stefan Baudy /349497988/