Identify recent innovations in the use of mobile telephony to improve education service outcomes and data management. Where possible focus on application in post-conflict environments and identify emerging best practices.
There is a wide and growing interest in the use of mobile telephony to improve education service outcomes. The first part of the report identifies the key lessons learned and recommendations for policy makers relating to the use of mobile telephony to improve education service outcomes, though with a general focus on mobile phone-assisted learning. The second part identifies a number of projects that have taken place or are taking place in post-conflict environments which make use of, in some way, mobile telephony. The third section identifies a number of projects that relate to using mobile telephones and other mobile devices for data management in relation to education.
Rao, S. Mobile telephony innovation to improve education service outcomes (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 909). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 11 pp.