The Department for International Development (DFID) will present key findings from a new evidence paper, exploring the relationship between education technology, effective teaching and learning achievement in low and middle income countries.
Dfid's 'Topic Guide: ICT/Education' is being published at a critical time for children around the world who are affected by a learning crisis. Quality of teaching and learning still lags behind access to education. The last 10 years have witnessed an explosion in educational technology, the impact of which is hotly debated yet poorly evidenced. The paper synthesises evidence from over 80 studies to provide timely and relevant support to decision makers in government, NGOs, the private sector, donors and schools to challenge and improve the way we use edtech.
DFID commissioned the Health and Education Advice and Resources Team to compile the paper and have benefited from the support of Dr Niall Winters, reader in learning technologies at the Institute of Education, and Tom Power, programme director of English in Action at the Open University.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.