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Mobile learning in    CambodiaExperimental technology based learning          interventions with            Grit and KAPE
Agenda1. The case for mobile learning2. Where we‟re going with (+ edu innovations)3. The Grit pilot @ PIO4. Implementation...
Whymobile?
Isn‟t that kinda gimmicky?Aren‟t there more basicneeds to worry about?Mobiles are just distracting(in the classroom).That‟...
Whymobile?
Itscales.
x   x
The big idea• The internet, particularly though the mobile phone,  is the catalyst for transformational innovation in  edu...
Plan on the future• The growth of mobile in developing countries is  not linear, it‟s closer to being exponential.• Comput...
What are we to do?• ICT is one of the most  powerful tools for educational  reform across the system.• ICT has significant...
Our intentExperiment with new technology-assisted models to provide under-served people groups with greater     opportunit...
Grit hypothesis    We can accelerate learning  outcomes if students are able toaccess and use mobile tablet devices   cont...
Grit overview• Software solution that runs on mobile tablet devices.• Aggregates educational content and makes it easy to ...
Grit in practice• Android tablet (from $100 generic Chinese tablet  to $210 Google Nexus7)• Locked down so you can‟t “brea...
The PIO trial• People Improvement Organisation (PIO) runs 3  schools, about 1,000 students on old rubbish  dump.• Grit pil...
What‟s the impact?         52%increase on average on test scores compared with                  the control.      (after a...
This means..19%              48%14%              52%29%              62%
Insights• Feedback is immediate. Reduces time required to  go through the problem solving loop.• Encourages risk taking. P...
Grows confidence
Challenges• Cheap devices are… cheap.• Electricity is a challenge.• Logistics can be time consuming.  • Keeping devices ch...
Opportunities• Use in groups of two for peer learning.• Use videos.• Use older students as tutors.• Experiment with using ...
Copy relevant innovations• Super smart guy, started tutoring his cousin &  family by putting videos on YouTube.• It went v...
Khmer video lectures
Re-use what exists
BSI school• We are replicating what was done at PIO school  at the demonstration school & improving on it.• We are extendi...
Where to from here?• First version of a new prototype.• Khmer video lectures.• Increase engagement and personalisation.• I...
But I being poor, have onlymy dreams; I have spreadmy dreams under your feet.Tread softly because youtread on my dreams.
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE
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Mobile learning in Cambodia with Grit and KAPE

  1. 1. Mobile learning in CambodiaExperimental technology based learning interventions with Grit and KAPE
  2. 2. Agenda1. The case for mobile learning2. Where we‟re going with (+ edu innovations)3. The Grit pilot @ PIO4. Implementation at the demonstration school5. Q&A and demonstrations (15 min)
  3. 3. Whymobile?
  4. 4. Isn‟t that kinda gimmicky?Aren‟t there more basicneeds to worry about?Mobiles are just distracting(in the classroom).That‟s expensive and aluxury item.
  5. 5. Whymobile?
  6. 6. Itscales.
  7. 7. x x
  8. 8. The big idea• The internet, particularly though the mobile phone, is the catalyst for transformational innovation in education.• We have just begun to explore how the internet might be used to promote learning.• The mobile phone will redefine education.• These innovations are more likely to come from the „extremes‟ – people working in difficult conditions with few resources. Places like Cambodia.
  9. 9. Plan on the future• The growth of mobile in developing countries is not linear, it‟s closer to being exponential.• Computers that cost $1000 today will be mobile devices that cost $10 in 8 years time. (Bill Joy on Moores Law).• There‟s a US$35 “iPad” like tablet in India.• There are 5.6 billion active mobile subscriptions in the world.
  10. 10. What are we to do?• ICT is one of the most powerful tools for educational reform across the system.• ICT has significant potential for supporting education in remote and conflict –affected areas.
  11. 11. Our intentExperiment with new technology-assisted models to provide under-served people groups with greater opportunities to learn.
  12. 12. Grit hypothesis We can accelerate learning outcomes if students are able toaccess and use mobile tablet devices containing existing content.(Improvement will be even higher if we can use localised content).
  13. 13. Grit overview• Software solution that runs on mobile tablet devices.• Aggregates educational content and makes it easy to use for learners in developing countries.• Re-use rather than re-invent.• In future, the software will use an adaptive, personalised curriculum to engage learners to meet them where they are at.• But for now, it‟s a simple supplementary mechanism for learners.
  14. 14. Grit in practice• Android tablet (from $100 generic Chinese tablet to $210 Google Nexus7)• Locked down so you can‟t “break it”• Loaded with hand picked content (all free or $2): • Videos • Games • Quizzes • Tutorials
  15. 15. The PIO trial• People Improvement Organisation (PIO) runs 3 schools, about 1,000 students on old rubbish dump.• Grit pilot test started 2nd September 2012.• Focused just on math and grade 3 (8yr+)• Picked 1 class. 36 students in the class. 16 were randomly selected to participate. The others were the control group.• All 36 students given a 21 question standardised math test before starting.
  16. 16. What‟s the impact? 52%increase on average on test scores compared with the control. (after approximately 20 hours of use)
  17. 17. This means..19% 48%14% 52%29% 62%
  18. 18. Insights• Feedback is immediate. Reduces time required to go through the problem solving loop.• Encourages risk taking. Prevents loss of face.• Naturally encourages collaboration and discussion.• Digital literacy is a by product.
  19. 19. Grows confidence
  20. 20. Challenges• Cheap devices are… cheap.• Electricity is a challenge.• Logistics can be time consuming. • Keeping devices charged. • Allocating devices.• Need to time limit some apps.• English is a barrier on some of the apps.
  21. 21. Opportunities• Use in groups of two for peer learning.• Use videos.• Use older students as tutors.• Experiment with using it as part of the classroom.• Try with high school students (they‟re very interested).• Game based programming.
  22. 22. Copy relevant innovations• Super smart guy, started tutoring his cousin & family by putting videos on YouTube.• It went viral and today it has over 3200 videos from biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history and humanities.• Each video is about 10 min long and there are interactive exercises and individualize statistics.• Completely free.
  23. 23. Khmer video lectures
  24. 24. Re-use what exists
  25. 25. BSI school• We are replicating what was done at PIO school at the demonstration school & improving on it.• We are extending it to include other subjects and different learner ages (secondary school).• We are involving more students.• We are considering how we can provide teaching resources to teachers using the tablets.
  26. 26. Where to from here?• First version of a new prototype.• Khmer video lectures.• Increase engagement and personalisation.• Integrate non-cognitive skills.• More pilots like with the demonstration school.• Find suitable funding models
  27. 27. But I being poor, have onlymy dreams; I have spreadmy dreams under your feet.Tread softly because youtread on my dreams.

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