This week at World Bank EduTech

  • Devices in Education: how to determine the right device for education (PCs, laptops, tablets,), how many devices do we need to buy, what are the key dimensions to consider for procurement, and how much does it cost (whole cost, not just acquisition) among other issues.
  • Digital Educational Content: why digital content is important, what digital content exists how can we access them, can Open Educational Resources (OER) be a solution, and how can we develop our own digital learning content.
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS): what exactly is a LMS, why should we care about LMS, what is the best LMS we should buy/use, and can the LMS be used on site (in classrooms, “teacher led”) or only for remote learning.
  • EMIS 2.0: Learning And Accountability System Architecture (LASA): how can EMIS2.0 support ministries, what does traditional EMIS (EMIS 1.0) provide, what is EMIS 2.0 Learning and Accountability System Architecture, and in which countries the concepts of EMIS 2.0 have already been shared.
  • Digital Assessment: why digital assessment, why digital formative assessment, how can we use technology to assess learning in-person or remotely during COVID, and what are examples of using technology to support formative and summative assessment.
  • Literacy Apps: why literacy applications are relevant, how might they be a solution, where is the market headed, what are the key enabling factors, and where to start.
  • Teacher Skills for Remote Learning: what digital skills do teachers need to participate in remote learning, how can we use technology to support teachers, and what experiences can be considered to train teachers so that they can use technology effectively.
  • Tutoring & Remedial Learning: how can we use technology to support teaching remotely, what are the technologies available and how are they used, how can technology be used to help students ‘catch up’ if they are behind, and how can we use AI to support tutoring / remedial learning.

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