Landscape Reviews and Other Resources

Landscape reviews and other resource materials have been compiled by various members of the mEducation Alliance or other stakeholders to give snapshots of a range of ICT4E projects and interventions.

Crisis and Conflict Situations

The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology (e-Learning Africa and EdTech Hub, September 2020)

Covid-19 Resource from mEducation Alliance members

Delivering Distance Education in an Emergency (USAID, April 2020)

Distance learning solutions to mitigate COVID-19 school closures
(UNESCO, ongoing)

ICT Inventory for Education in Emergencies
(INEE website, ongoing)

EdTech for Learning in Emergencies and Displaced Settings: A Rigorous Review and Narrative Synthesis
(Save The Children, February 2018)

Education For All in the Time of COVID-19: How EdTech can be Part of the Solution
(GSMA, October 2020)

The future of learning and technology in deprived contexts: a report for Save the Children International
(Save The Children, December 2017)

Higher education for refugees in low resource environments: research study and landscape review
(Jigsaw Consult and Refugee Support Network, 2016)

Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An introduction for the digital immigrant evaluator (Tuft’s University, 2016)

ICTs for Monitoring & Evaluation of Peacebuilding Programmes (DFID, April 2016)

Education in Conflict and Crisis
(BMZ-GIZ, USAID, AusAid, World Vision, INEE, Creative and the mEducation Alliance, February 2016)

Leveraging Technology for Education of Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons
Module 1: Context for Leveraging ICT4E
Module 2: Challenges and Opportunities
Module 3: Designing Effective ICT Initiatives
(Creative Associates International, the All Children Reading Partners (USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government), BMZ-GIZ,  and the mEducation Alliance. 2016)

Audio Learning Resources

EDC Audio Learning Resources page includes catalogue of their interactive radio instruction (IRI) programs and guide for repurposing established radio and audio programs. Also see their latest publication, Audio Now! Responding to COVID-19. (April 2020) and Lessons Learned from Remote Learning from Liberia’s Ebola Crisis. March 2020)

In a World of Exploding Possibilities in Distance Learning, Don’t Forget About the Light Bulb
(The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Volume 16(2), 2015, pp. 129–138) – See reference to use of Interactive Radio Instruction in Liberia during Ebola epidemic

Digital Literacy

Digital Skills Frameworks and Programs (World Bank, April 2020)

Digital Literacy for Children (UNICEF, 2019)

A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills (UNESCO, June 2018)

Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (European Commission, website)

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (GSMA, 2017)

Web Literacy 2.0 (Mozilla) and Stepping into Digital Life (Mozilla, 2016)

Do No Harm

Coronanavirus (COVID-19) Disease and Its Implications for Protecting Children Online: A Technical Note from UNICEF and its Partners – direct link to the technical note (UNICEF, April 2020)

Policy Guide on children and digital connectivity (UNICEF, June 2018)

Child Online Safety Index (DQ Institute) (USG website)

How to Support Children Online During #Covid-19 (Global Kids Online, April 2020)

Making the Internet Safer for Children: The Global Evidence (Global Kids Online, February 2018)

Safety By Design (eSafety Commissioner, Australian government)

A Policy Review: Building Digital Citizenship in Asia-Pacific Through Safe, Effective, and Responsible Use of ICT (UNESCO, 2016)

Other Resource Materials

A Roadmap for Measuring Distance Learning: A Review of Evidence and Emerging Practices (USAID, January 2021)

A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Digital Assistive Technology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (ATscale, November 2020 – DAISY, ePub, and HTML versions available here)

Using Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to Implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
(Global Reading Network, USAID, September 2020)

USAID ICT4E How-To Note (USAID, January, 2020)

Making the most of technology in education: Lessons from school systems around the world.
(Nesta, 2019)

Information and Communications Technologies in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policies, Practices, Trends, and Recommendations
(Mastercard Foundation, November 2019)

ICT for Better Education in the Pacific
(Asian Development Bank, May 2018)

Mobile Education for Numeracy
(BMZ-GIZ and the mEducation Alliance, September 2014)

Mobiles for Reading
(USAID, All Children Reading and the mEducation Alliance, June 2014)

Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development
(USAID, Mastercard Foundation, and mEducation Alliance, August 2013)

Symposia Materials

The annual symposium is the mEducation Alliance’s keystone event. Materials from each event, including call for presentation proposals, agenda, highlights, bios of presenters, and presentations are available for download.

2020 Symposium (Theme: Play and Technology for Lifelong Learning), October 13-15, 2020

2019 Symposium (Theme: Digital Literacy and Skills for Education and Development), October 9-11, 2019 event page.

Past Symposia Materials (2011- 2018).


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Evaluation Guidance Materials

Collections, presentations, exercises, and concept notes

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015 Impact Evaluation Exercises (Zip folder)

Separating Hope from Hype (Zip Folder)