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The Use of Mobile Phones in Education in Developing Countries

The World Bank is engaged in a variety of activities investigating issues related to the use of mobile phones in education in developing countries. The topic of mobile education is a recurrent theme explored in the World Bank's popular weekly EduTech blog, which is the best source of up-to-date treatment of this topic. Popular posts on this topic include:

general

overviews and surveys

  • Paying teacher salaries with mobile phones
  • Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part two)
  • Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one)
  • Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What's Happening?
  • Mobile learning in developing countries in 2011: What's new, what's next?
  • Surveying the use of mobile phones in education worldwide
  • What do we know about using mobile phones in education? (part 2)
  • What do we know about using mobile phones in education?
  • projects and initiatives

  • Promoting literacy with mobile phones in rural Papua New Guinea
  • A model for educational technology development from … Afghanistan?
  • A new wave of educational efforts across Africa exploring the use of ICTs
  • CheckMySchool.org, websites that call you, and other innovations connecting schools to communities
  • More on SMS use in education in Pakistan
  • SMS education in Pakistan
  • School computers not working? There's an app for that!
  • Learning the Queen's English ... on your mobile phone?
  • Mobile Phones and Literacy in Rural Communities
  • Checking in with BridgeIT in Tanzania: Using mobile phones to support teachers
  • A (digital) library ... in your pocket?
  • data collection using mobile devices

     (all blog posts related to the use of mobile phoens in education)

    The mEducation Alliance

    The World Bank participates in the mEducation Alliance (formerly m4Ed4Dev), an international collaborative effort between bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, academic researchers, and implementing organizations that is working to explore cutting edge intersections between mobiles, education and development and to promote collective knowledge sharing. The m-Education Alliance has sponsored three global knowledge-sharing events:

     




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