ICT Inventory for Education in Emergencies

Technology tools to ensure and improve education in crisis contexts.

Technology tools to ensure and improve education in crisis contexts.

Projects

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LASER (Language and Academic Skills and E-Learning Resources)

The LASER programme is funded by the European Union and delivered by the British Council. 

It consists of two key components, component 1 is face-to-face English and academic skills courses, delivered by epxerienced British Council trainers over 100 hours.  These courses will take place in partner centres in Jordan and Lebanon.

Component 2 consists of short online courses (MOOCS AND SPOCS) as well as internationally-accredited online degree courses in partnership with Amity University and the Open University.

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Added Mar 20, 2017

Map Kibera

Map Kibera works with a refined and impact-oriented methodology and theory of change in the Kenyan context. The objective of the organization is to use information to support community goals in the locations of operation.

Serving marginalized communities as a local information and media source, on an ongoing basis. Amplifying the voices of the community.

This is part of Map Kibera Trust's process and service since our start in 2009, and what we are best known and relied upon for.

Using our media resources, including online video, blogging, and reporting on the Ushahidi “Voice” platforms, our participants and members provide a...

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Added Mar 20, 2017

Jamiya Project

The Jamiya Project is currently piloting two 12 week blended (online and in-person tuition) ‘Small Private Online Courses’ (SPOCs, not MOOCs) in Applied IT and Global Studies, delivered in Arabic and certified by University of Gothenburg. These are being delivered in collaboration with a small team of Syrian academics and NGOs in the field - Norwegian Refugee Council and Jesuit Refugee Service, both in Jordan.

By making use of existing courses, learning infrastructure and technology, the pilot tests a model that makes use of the skills of refugee communities leading creation and delivery of new higher education solutions.

The Jamiya Project's...

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Added Mar 17, 2017

Learn Syria

In 2015 #LearnSyria was launched to send Rumie Tablets to children at a school in Reyhanli, Turkey, about a mile from the busiest boarding crossing to Syria. 

Rumie Tablets are preloaded with high-quality educational textbooks, videos and games tailored to a student’s age and curriculum. They are interactive digital libraries that cost less than the average textbook. All learning content can be used offline, making each tablet a portable library for students to use wherever and whenever they want.

Each tablet is fully preloaded with a library of resources:

Syrian e-textbooks from the Syrian Education CommissionVideo lessons from Nafham and Tahrir AcademyOther tools include...
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Added Mar 17, 2017

Little Thinking Minds

Little Thinking Minds produce educational Arabic content for children under 7, delivered on several platforms: physically in the form of DVDs, CDs, activity books and flash cards, and digitally via video and audio downloads, Apps and online games.

The content created is relevant, original, culturally specific and homegrown. It is appealing to children because it is simple, un-cluttered and yet entertaining where children learn Arabic without even feeling it.

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Nafham

Nafham is a free online K-12 crowd sourced educational platform linked to the mandated public curriculum. Nafham provides 5 to 20 minutes covering Egyptian, Saudi, Algerian, Syrian and Kuwaiti curricula for all students starting from primary 1st to Secondary 3rd. They are crowd sourced videos which are revised by professionals. Videos are explaining concepts usually taken in class using different approaches, making it easier for students to understand them.

These videos are categorized by grade, subject, term and academic schedule which make the curriculum easier for students to navigate through it and get the lessons they want in seconds.

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Added Mar 17, 2017

Feed the Monster

Feed the Monster is an innovative smartphone puzzle game that helps children learn Arabic. The game is designed in a way that does not require any prior knowledge. It guides the player through learning the Arabic alphabet to vowels, words, and then reading short paragraphs drawn from the Syrian Arabic language arts curriculum. In addition, the game focuses on improving the psycho-social wellbeing of children by introducing them to skills and techniques that help them manage their emotions through the use of SEL (Socioal Emotional Learning) mini games. The immersive game experience is achieved through a journey of discovery and...

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Added Mar 16, 2017

Gidimo

Gidi Mobile Ltd is an African mobile technology enterprise, with the mission to inspire and enable Africans to achieve their personal advancement goals. We are proud of our ancient past, and inspired to build a brighter future. A future where Africans raise themselves up, without seeking any handouts, in order to occupy our rightful place in the comity of nations. Africa: it’s time to seize your future. 

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Added Mar 16, 2017

Empowering Self-Help Groups in Kenya through ICT for Better Education and Alternative Livelihood Activities

The collaboration between CORDIO and Avallain began in 2009. CORDIO aims to teach coastal communities how to preserve marine environments and, to that end, delivers community training programmes with a focus on literacy and the environment. The training is supported by engaging and easy-to-access learning materials provided in the form of interactive e-learning activities. These activities cover a diverse range of subject matter, beginning with basic literacy, and focus on the learner’s needs rather than the technology, which is tailored to users with limited experience of formal learning.

Avallain is a social enterprise based in Switzerland. It supports the work...

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Added Mar 10, 2017

El Maestro en Casa (The Teacher at Home)

El Maestro en Casa is an education programme which uses distance learning to engage young adults who did not complete their schooling. The classes are transmitted through radio programming and educational videos. The learners follow sets of instructions to complete the exercises on their own. One day each week the participants meet in learning groups where a volunteer clarifies any concerns that arose during the week. In 2013 there were 300 groups in 250 communities from eight provinces across Panama.

The programme’s courses are structured in four levels: literacy (equivalent to the grades 1, 2 and 3); primary (grades 4, ...

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Added Mar 9, 2017