Edtech reinventing basic education in Africa

There are many initiatives and projects currently targeting use of digital technology for learning in Africa. EdTech has specific relevance for Africa, where it is becoming one of the biggest and most important developing educational markets. Using education technology in teaching and learning is a way of thinking differently and increasing opportunity. Some of interesting Edtech projects include:

1 . KIO KIT

This portable digital classroom includes a wifi hotspot, a small server packed with educational content and 40 tablets that can be charged wirelessly and work in the roughest conditions in rural schools.

2. iSCHOOL 

The iSchool tablet computer goes hand-in-hand with the Zambian primary school curriculum. There are 1000s of lessons pre-loaded, covering the entire syllabus from Grade 1 to Grade 7, with the early grades in eight local languages. All lessons are multi-media, with sound and imagery, voiced in English and, for the early grades, 8 local languages.

3.  Instant Network Schools

Instant Network Schools enable young refugees and teachers to access digital educational content and the internet improving the quality of education in some of the most marginalized communities where Vodafone operates

4. One Laptop per Child 

This project aim to provide each child in many regions in Africa with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

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