Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile
Phone Applications for Teachers and
Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal
Agbe...
 Little individual attention for each student
 Different learning styles are not accounted for
 Few active learning act...
Java ME
Java ME
 1 school in the suburbs of Dakar
 80 pupils
 4 teachers + principal
 2 inspectors of the Ministry of Education in
Sen...
Involvement of TeachersInvolvement of Teachers
Content
Observing Class ActivitiesObserving Class Activities
Meetings with ParentsMeetings with Parents
Distribut
e apps
Training for TeachersTraining for Teachers
Introduction of the AppsIntroduction of the Apps
Use of Apps in the ClassroomUse of Apps in the Classroom
EvaluationEvaluation
Are the children
learning?
• Pre-test
• Use of the apps
• Post-test (conducted
on the same day)
Perce...
EvaluationEvaluation
• Reading improved by 40%*
• Writing improved by 45%*
• Different styles to use the apps:
• Some stud...
 Positive points
 Good start
 Completed many things in 4 months
 To improve
 Emphasize teachers’ training and coachin...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Pres...
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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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Enhancing Primary Education with Mobile Phone Applications for Teachers and Pupils: Findings and Results from Senegal Presented at UNESCO mLearning Week 2014

  1. 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. 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. 3. Java ME
  4. 4. Java ME
  5. 5.  1 school in the suburbs of Dakar  80 pupils  4 teachers + principal  2 inspectors of the Ministry of Education in Senegal PilotPilot
  6. 6. Involvement of TeachersInvolvement of Teachers Content
  7. 7. Observing Class ActivitiesObserving Class Activities
  8. 8. Meetings with ParentsMeetings with Parents Distribut e apps
  9. 9. Training for TeachersTraining for Teachers
  10. 10. Introduction of the AppsIntroduction of the Apps
  11. 11. Use of Apps in the ClassroomUse of Apps in the Classroom
  12. 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. 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. 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

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