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

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)

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)

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)

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

Other Resource Materials

Using Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to Implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
(Global Reading Network, USAID, November 2019)

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).


Starting an ICT4E research project or evaluation? Check out the Evidence Starter Kit and Evidence Showcase to find key studies and other helpful resources. The mEducation Alliance regularly compiles innovative and rigorous ICT4E evaluations to highlight what works in education technology. Learn more here.

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)