NaTakallam is a social venture that connects forcibly displaced individuals (primarily Syrian and Iraqi) with Arabic learners worldwide for language practice over Skype. Recently, they partnered with The British Council and Qatar Foundation International (QFI) to promote the dissemination of Arabic culture and language in schools around the world.Read more
Duncan McCullough, a senior communications associate at R4D, recently caught up with Annya Crane, a project manager at Worldreader, to explore how R4D’s adaptive learning approach improved Worldreader’s understanding of the potential for mobile applications’ impact on literacy promotion.Read more
Educators, policymakers, and funders want to know whether technology can really improve foundational numeracy skills. Rigorous evidence must continue to be collected, but our experience establishing the iiTablet Tshomiz program in South Africa’s Eastern Cape gives us confidence that online learning can make a profound positive impact.Read more
Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits. However, embracing medical education could improve things. It is the work of medical educators and public health stake holders to improve healthcare in this developing region.
However, it is important to note that it is in the 21st century that there have been major developments including increases in the number of medical schools, better curricula, learning equipment and facilities, improved working conditions for health workers and teaching methods. Despite the wide range of languages, corruption, inaccessibility to m-health, lack of resources and famine and civil unrest in some of the countries, medical education remains promising in the region.Read more