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How can edtech improve educational opportunities for marginalised girls?

We will use our findings from studies and evaluations of the Girls’ Education Challenge to assess the impact technology can have on the educational opportunities of marginalised girls. Picture: Leonard Cheshire Disability

Last week, we announced a strategic partnership with Avanti Communications, to implement a project in Kenya as part of the Girls' Education Challenge (GEC). The flagship Girls' Education Challenge is supporting up to 1 million of the world's poorest girls …

Drum roll please… Introducing the new Edtech Topic Guide

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What is the impact of ICT on teaching and learning outcomes? Picture: Pippa Ranger/DFID

It's no coincidence that promoting research in educational technology was the subject of our last blog post. In June 2014, DFID will publish a new evidence paper (or Topic Guide) exploring how Edtech can be used to improve teaching and …

All for one and one for all: a call to unite to promote research in educational technology

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Brothers Faisal (left, 6 yrs) and Amir (right, 7 yrs) at their primary school in Muzaffargarh, Sindh. Picture: Victoria Francis/DFID

Question: What word inspires fear in companies that sell educational technology? Answer: Research. Why? Because snazzy as edtech 'solutions' may seem, research to prove a positive relationship between edtech initiatives and improved learning in the developing world is limited, inconsistent …