Fastest Growing Mobile Learning Company in Africa Leverages Tech for Girls' Education - UNREASONABLE. Eneza Education is the fastest growing mobile education app in Africa with the mission is to make 50 million kids across rural Africa smarter.
Today, they are the fastest growing mobile education application in Africa. Eneza’s educational content is aligned to the local context, and the company uses one of the most common forms of technology in Africa, the mobile phone. Future - Technology - The future of education in Africa is mobile. Education systems are under stress.
It is a problem felt in many parts of the world, but in Africa, the strain is even more acute. In sub-Saharan Africa, 10m children drop out of primary school every year. Even those fortunate enough to complete primary school often leave with literacy and numeracy skills far below expected levels. In addition, there is a major shortage of trained and motivated teachers. It is estimated that to ensure that every child has access to quality education by 2015, sub-Saharan Africa will need to recruit 350,000 new teachers every year. Using technology to bridge the learning gap across Africa.
Imagine a student in the rural Kenyan county of Garissa.
She can be the most diligent and committed student in the classroom, powered by support at home and a willingness to learn. However, when it comes to fundamental educational elements like teachers and textbooks, statistically, her access is far from guaranteed. Can tech help solve some of Africa′s education problems? Kapenda Ndimuwanakupa recently completed secondary school in Windhoek, Namibia.
The 19-year-old was also recently in Germany on a media internship, which he partly "crowdfunded" using a video that he posted on YouTube. Media-savvy Kapenda is a direct result of his continent's digital revolution in recent years. "We all got taught how to use computer and [...] information networks, like Google for example, to search information that you can use for class work and doing projects," he told DW.
Kapenda was attending a state-run school in Windhoek. Technology can help students succeed in math - DreamBox Learning. Mathematics can be an intimidating subject for students, but with the right math teaching strategies, educators can engage students in the subject matter and help them to better understand complicated concepts.
In today's digital world, the use of technology can be a critically important tool in helping students develop 21st century math skills. "I certainly don't think that the traditional ways of teaching science or math in schools are very productive or engaging for any kids, including high achieving kids," Reed Stevens, a professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University, told Medill Reports. Technology Is Crucial to Advance Global Education - Global Learning. 10 steps for solving the global learning crisis. Yesterday, at the Learning for All Symposium organised by the World Bank, global players came together to find some answers to two major questions: How can we solve the global learning crisis and how do we prepare young people for the 21st century marketplace?
The second of these two questions was tackled in the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report: Putting education to work. The first was addressed in the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report: Achieving quality for all. This blog lays out the 10 strategies from that Report, which are based on the evidence of successful policies, programmes, strategies from a wide range of countries and educational environments.
By implementing these reforms, countries can ensure that all children and young people, especially the disadvantaged, receive the good quality education they need to realize their potential and lead fulfilling lives. At this primary school in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, there are 174 learners in one class. How 4 Chicago tech companies are working to overcome challenges in education. One of the biggest challenges in education is adapting teaching strategies and course materials to suit the learning styles and skill levels of the learner.
Whether in a classroom setting or in professional or ongoing education, educators need to reach learners from a variety of backgrounds, with differing levels of prior knowledge, engagement and rates of learning. Doing this in one-on-one settings can hard enough, but how do you meet the educational needs of 10, 15, or 30 people at once? Advances in machine learning and human-centered design hold great promise as tools for meeting learners where they are. Although certainly no substitute for the mentorship of a skilled instructor, education technology can bridge the gap between what learners can figure out on their own and what’s best learned through interacting with others.
Some of the most exciting innovation in education technology is happening right here in Chicago. Technology can empower children in developing countries - if it's done right. Over the decade technology has transcended poverty, race and economics to become a driving force in the lives of people across the world.
More than two billion of us now have access to the internet and five billion of us have mobile phones. Children are growing up in a world where social media, mobile technology and online communities are fundamental to the way that they communicate, learn and develop. In recent years the speed, flexibility and affordability of rapidly evolving digital technology has helped slowly prise shut the digital divide between the haves and have-nots and enabled millions of young people in developing countries to join the digital world.
Increasingly, technology is being seen as a powerful development tool, used in the global battle to hit child and youth-focused targets in global education, livelihoods and health. When it comes to education, there is evidence that young people are increasingly using ICTs and technology as learning tools. Using mobile phones to improve educational outcomes: An analysis of evidence from Asia. John-Harmen Valk, Ahmed T.
Rashid, and Laurent Elder Pan Asia Networking, IDRC, Canada Abstract Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. Math has always been a struggle for me. What are some tips besides studying that I could do that could improve my math ability? - Quora. Why Do People Struggle With Math? Year after year, responses to the annual Gallup Youth Survey reveal that teenagers list math as the subject in which they encounter the most difficulty.
The difficulties tend to follow these teenagers well into adulthood, as evidenced by the sheer number of developmental and remedial math class offerings at colleges and universities across the US. According to Lopukhova (2012), mathematics was the most common remedial course reported by beginning post-secondary students: 15% of students in all types of educational institutions were enrolled in remedial mathematics in 2004.
3 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Every Business. Have you entered the Internet of Things yet? If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have. But even if you haven’t got one of those devices yet, I’m betting you will within the next 3–5 years. Redefining Education in the Developing World. (Illustration by Shannon May) In most developing countries, few children graduate from secondary school and many don’t even finish primary school. In Ghana, for example, only 50 percent of children complete grade 5, and of those, less than half can comprehend a simple paragraph.
The UNESCO program Education for All, which as part of the Millennium Development Goals aims to provide free, universal access to primary schooling, has been successful in dramatically increasing enrollment. But, according to annual Education for All reports, many kids drop out before finishing school. Why don’t they stay?