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.

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CreativeU

CreativeU™ is a responsive e-learning portal that connects development professionals, teachers, youth and others working to improve their lives and communities around the world to high-quality online and mobile content for organizational and individual development, career improvement and lifelong learning.

CreativeU's process of user group identification and needs analysis, and development of relevant localized and contextualized content, allows for targeted solutions to well-defined populations for effective human and institutional capacity development.

CreativeU provides organizations, communities of practice, professionals and youth in development with:

-High-quality online and mobile courses with a Learning Management System-Social and professional networking for learning-resources repository with...

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Added Mar 7, 2017

Distance Learning for Adults: Radio ECCA Project for Socioeconomic Development

The general goal of the programme is to set up a national training system for out-of-school youths and adults that is based on distance learning and uses radio communication and other ICTs as a means of learning. 

The ECCA Distance Learning System is based on the synchronised use of three elements: print materials, radio classes and orientation tutorials:

The print materials comprise all the information required to follow the course. These include questionnaires, charts, exercises and evaluations which accompany, complement and build on the contents of the radio classes. Additional support materials include video, audio, and CD-ROM materials.

Each radio class includes...

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Added Mar 7, 2017

Edraak

Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering...

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Added Mar 7, 2017

Adult Literacy Using Information Technology

The Teaching and Learning How to Use Information Technology Literacy Programme was designed and developed in consultation with the Ministry of Social Affairs through the National Committee for Literacy (NCL). It was born out of the realisation that traditional methods of combating illiteracy require the training of sufficient numbers of adult education teachers and facilitators. However, as demonstrated in many Arab countries including Lebanon, the training of adult educators is often hindered by a lack of funding. As a result, the effectiveness of adult education programmes has often been undermined by a lack of qualified personnel. The provision of ICT-based...

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Added Feb 28, 2017

AUTOSKILL JAMAICA

AUTOSKILLS Jamaica is a Resource website designed  by the Jamaican Foundation for LifeLong Learning (JFLL) to support Jamaican teachers in the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) and its Adult Education Centres (AECs) using AUTOSKILL.

The site provides Videos tutorials, Tips, Training Manuals and provides a platform for teachers using AUTOSKILL to discuss and share best practices with the use of AUTOSKILL in JAMAICA.

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Added Feb 28, 2017

Alphabétisation de Base par Cellulaire (ABC): Mobiles 4 Literacy

The ABC programme is a collaborative initiative that uses mobile phones as tools in promoting adult literacy and numeracy in Niger. The programme stemmed from the observations of researchers at Tufts University and Catholic Relief Services, who noticed previously illiterate traders teaching themselves to read and write using a mobile phone, in order to take advantage of SMS text messaging, as a cheaper alternative to calling. The programme was designed to assess the impact of mobile phone use on adults’ learning and socio-economic outcomes. It integrated phone-based literacy and numeracy modules into a conventional adult literacy course, attended by 5...

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Added Feb 28, 2017

Bridges to the Future Initiative

The Bridges to the Future Initiative (BFI) was modeled on a pilot project in India, begun in 2004 in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The concept behind it, to improve literacy through interactive, computer-based lessons, was developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s International Literacy Institute (ILI), which continues to support the programme. The initiative is spearheaded in South Africa by the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy, a local non-governmental organization. 

The programme not only improves access to good-quality educational materials, but also, by using native African languages, provides a critical motivation to learn for communities historically marginalized in South...

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Added Feb 28, 2017

Civic Education Information Service for Female Iraqi Leaders

Mercy Corps’ activities within the programme are intended to support women leaders in becoming more self-confident and empowered in voicing women’s rights. As they improve their skills and competencies in terms of leadership, advocacy, networking and communication, they also become more pro-active in effecting social change. In order to better communicate among themselves and with others, and to share information and experiences, women leaders continuously seek to strengthen their networks, and use information and communication technologies (ICTs) intensively. Consolidating their relationships with policymakers, they contribute constructively to debates and decision-making processes on gender issues, promoting Iraqi women’s empowerment agenda. They...

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Added Feb 28, 2017

Community-based radio network for development and learning

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an inter-governmental organization which encourages the development and sharing of open and distance learning resources and expertise, began working with the IPG, as part of its Learning4Peace programme, in 2009. In 2010, the COL proposed building on this growing partnership by involving the IPG in its Healthy Communities programme. This led directly to the piloting in Isabel of the Community Learning Programme (CLP), which used broadcast media as a vehicle for non-formal learning on priority health issues. Four radio stations in Isabel participated, identifying priority health issues and developing a series of radio programmes to...

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Added Feb 28, 2017

NaTakallam

NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) pairs displaced Syrians with Arabic learners around the world for language practice over Skype. The platform offers affordable, flexible, tailored Arabic practice with native speakers. On the other end, NaTakallam offers a valuable income source and enriching job opportunity to displaced Syrians mostly in Lebanon, but also in Turkey, Egypt, France, Brazil and Germany. Along the way, users and Syrian conversation partners engage in a powerful intercultural exchange, frequently developing transatlantic friendships between worlds that are often polarized in the media and political spheres.

As stated by Ryan Rifai on Al Jazeera, "refugees may lose...

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Added Nov 22, 2016