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Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

by |May 23rd, 2018

By Haein Shin & Tara Stafford Ocansey Addressing the global learning crisis and closing the digital divide requires systems of education that equip young learners with 21st century skills that can be enabled through integration of technology tools in their classrooms. However, teachers often lack not only digital skills themselves, but also the pedagogical breadth—to meaningfully… read more

Let local governments and small-scale organizations lead us towards Sustainable Development

by |May 21st, 2018

Source: Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo: UNDER ONE ROOF, BRINGING DIGITAL SKILLS, SOLAR ENERGY & HOPE FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT Sachs et. al. (2016) released the first ever SDG Index and Dashboards report in July 2016. The report did not present any surprises, but did illuminate the promising hope… read more

Under One Roof, Bringing Digital Skills, Solar Energy & Hope for Future Employment To Women

by |May 3rd, 2018

By Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo While the global trend advances further into faster and more efficient technology-enabled education, health, agriculture, energy and communications, there remain significant gaps that go unnoticed amidst the sweeping advancements in gender parity, electrification and opportunities for employment. The global access to electricity… read more

Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

by |March 8th, 2018

On this International Women’s Day of 2018, the era of the Sustainable Development Goals in full swing, we are witnessing more and more women completing higher levels of education, and taking on more leadership roles in governments. In Rwanda, for example, women make up more than half of seats in parliament. Cultural shifts are taking… read more

On International Mother Language Day: Use science driven approaches to improve local language literacy

by |February 21st, 2018

Previous research suggests that teaching in local language that the children are familiar in makes them literate faster. Many countries have formulated policies to ensure that local language is the language of instruction at school. However, many countries still prefer English or French as their official language at school. Research suggests that it takes at… read more

The West’s Broken Promises on Education Aid

by |January 17th, 2018

As featured on Project Syndicate | January 17, 2018 The Global Partnership for Education, a worthy and capable initiative to promote education in 65 low-income countries, is having what the jargon of development assistance calls a “replenishment round,” meaning that it is asking donor governments to refill its coffers. Yet the fact that the GPE is begging for… read more

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My Academic Activities on University for Development Studies (UDS), WA Campus

by |April 6th, 2017

By CTL scholar Halimatu Shadia | Featured on the Connect to Learn blog, April 6, 2017 The Wa campus of the University for Development Studies is the largest among all its other University campuses in Ghana and one of the most interesting places to be, for every student aspiring to study there. A very busy campus coupled with… read more

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Sustainable Digital Learning in Senegal

by |March 13th, 2017

By James Teicher, CEO and Director of CyberSmart Africa, a partner of CSD’s Connect to Learn Initiative. | Featured on the CyberSmart Africa blog, 13 March 2017 I just returned from visiting Potou Elementary School on the edge of the Sahara Desert in rural Senegal. In this remote location it was thrilling to observe teachers collaborating and coaching each… read more

Empowering Girls by Learning About Puberty

by |March 8th, 2017

As featured in State of the Planet | March 8, 2017 By Justine Dowden & Yanis Ben Amor When Sunita, a student in rural South India, got her period for the first time she was sure she was on the brink of death. For the previous 12 years of her life, she had always known blood… read more

South African university crisis needs a change of policy, not just more money

by |October 27th, 2016

As featured in The Conversation | 27 October 2016 South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, has had to juggle two competing sets of demands in approaching the 2016 medium term budget. On the one hand the government’s debt-to-GDP ratio has doubled since the global financial crisis in 2009. Since then, South Africa has also suffered from low economic… read more