Category Archives: technology

How to respond to Apple’s renewed interest in education?

As you may have heard, Apple has extended its reach into education, holding its first education product launch since 2012, and announcing a lower cost iPad aimed at students and teachers. The new iPad has a stylus pen, several new … Continue reading

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Ensuring learning with educational technology in emergency settings

UNESCO’s annual Mobile Learning Week provides a unique opportunity for policy makers, civil society organizations, teachers, students and academics to share knowledge, innovations and good practices in mobile learning. A key theme at this year’s event is the role of … Continue reading

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‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that a groundbreaking UNESCO report aims to address. … Continue reading

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Can mobile learning bridge the digital divide and learning gap?

ICT for learning may be a trendy and popular topic as a blog on this site last week discussed, but the fact remains that children from poorer households are less likely to have access to ICT both in and out-of-school. … Continue reading

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When the challenge is teaching teachers English

Sarah Wiles is a communications specialist for Voluntary Services Overseas in Papua New Guinea, where she has been living for the past three years. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the most linguistically diverse country in the world with over 850 … Continue reading

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Books for Every Child: The Global Book Fund

Penelope Bender, Learning Team Lead, USAID’s Office of Education (@penelopebender, @USAIDEducation) Despite the education sector’s longstanding call of “Education For All,”children in many countries are not learning to read and cannot read to learn. The right to education is not … Continue reading

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Relevant data for education post-2015 need not be ‘big data’

With the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaching, planning for a new development agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is taking shape. Concurrently, as the world embraces the notion of sustainability and sustainable development, a … Continue reading

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