A new research hub on the use of technology in education in developing countries
A Research and Innovation Hub on Technology for Education will bring together experts in technology, education, research and innovation to answer questions such as:What works (and what doesn't work) to accelerate, spread and scale education technology interventions to deliver better learning outcomes for all children, including the most marginalised, in developing countries?
andand Which education technology interventions present the greatest value for money and social return on investment?
It’s important to note that big investments in educational technologies aren’t only happening in places like the United States or South Korea, Germany or China or Australia.
Conceived by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Hub will explore the impact and equitable use of innovative technologies to benefit teaching and learning in developing countries.
The vast majority of research and documentation related to the use of educational technologies around the world is generated from within ‘highly developed’ countries (most of them in Europe, North America and East Asia), animated and informed by research questions and the needs of education communities and education systems in these same countries.